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January 11, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthPaediatric DentistryPediatric dentistry

Autism On the Rise: Coping in the Dental Office

by Robert Carmichael BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCDC

The U.S. Department of Education reports on its website that an astonishing 1 in 59 children in the United States are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – a far cry from the figure of 1 in 2,500 that had

January 11, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryPediatric dentistry

A Virtual Reality Visit to the Dentist at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

by Molly Friedman, BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a wide range of conditions that can cause social, communication and behavioral challenges.1 There has been a significant increase in the number of people with ASD over the past few decades with

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May 12, 2020 Feature Dental HygienePatient ManagementPatients with disabilities

Getting To Know Your Clients Who Have Autism

by Jennifer Grzebien, RDH

It was in March of 2019 that my daughter was diagnosed with autism at a support level 3, just before her 3rd birthday. This means that she requires substantial support in order to get through her day. Since then, I

January 24, 2020 News News

Why Many Children with Autism Have Oral Health Problems

by Magandhree Naidoo, Modern Ghana

The World Health Organisation estimates that 1 in 160 children around the world has an autism spectrum disorder. Autism is a condition related to the development of the brain and is usually noticeable by the time a child is three years old. Statistics aren’t

September 27, 2019 News News

Researchers Identify Metabolic Cycles In Baby Teeth Linked To ADHD And Autism In Children

by The Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai researchers have identified elemental signatures in baby teeth that are unique to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, and cases when both neurodevelopment conditions are present, which suggests that the metabolic regulation of nutrients and toxins play a

April 22, 2019 News News

Dental Care Tough to Find for People with Autism, Other Developmental Disorders

by David Tuller, The Washington Post

When Ava Terranove began feeling oral pain last July, her parents took her to her regular dentist. The dentist determined that Ava, who has an autism-like condition, needed two root canal procedures to treat infected teeth. Because of her developmental

August 23, 2018 News News

Oral Microbial Activity May Help Identify Autism in Children

by Steven D. Hicks, Healio

Gene expression activity within oral microbial communities may be altered in children with autism spectrum disorder, findings published in Autism Research revealed. These results suggested that changes in the bacteria within a child’s mouth may provide biomarkers for identifying autism. Although prior