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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

February 26, 2020 News BlogsDental Hygiene

Tips for Treating Autistic Clients

by Jennifer Grzebien

When treating an individual with autism, having an in-depth talk with the client or client’s caregiver prior to the appointment is crucial to having a successful appointment. Autistic individuals often have sensory issues so knowing what they are is so

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

February 16, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsPaediatric Dentistry

Storybooks Help Children with Autism Prep for the Dentist

by BDJ Team

The Oral Health Foundation is backing the use of children’s storybooks with dental narratives following a new study which has shown they can be a highly effective way of helping prepare children with autism for a visit to the dentist.1

July 25, 2016 News Dental HygieneOral Health

Barrie hygienist develops way to help autistic patients

by Cheryl Browne, The Barrie Examiner

When Colleen Leduc’s patients enter her room, she dims the fluorescents and hits the sparkly lights switch. As a dental hygienist and a mother of 19-year-old Victoria, her non-verbal autistic daughter, Leduc knows getting people with intellectual disabilities to even

September 19, 2011 News General News

God bless the child

by ken

From Marty Jablow’s blog BALTIMORE, MD (September 16, 2011)–The National Museum of Dentistry has created a new resource to help parents of children with autism spectrum disorder succeed in teaching good oral healthcare. Healthy Smiles for Autism is a guide

April 28, 2011 News General News

Checklist May Spot Autism at One-Year Checkup

by ken

By Michael Smith, N.A. Correspondent, Medpage Today A simple checklist, administered at the one-year well-baby checkup, has the potential to identify children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) as early as 12 months — prompting earlier and possibly more effective treatment,