Day: March 19, 2024

Breaking Barriers: Improving Access to Dental Care for Individuals with Special Needs

Introduction Breaking barriers in dental care is essential for improving access to oral health services for individuals with special needs.  Say’s Dr. Melissa Ivers,  despite advancements in dental technology and treatment modalities, many individuals with physical, developmental, intellectual, or sensory challenges face significant obstacles in accessing timely and appropriate dental care. By addressing these barriers and […]

Empowering Independence: Dental Care Strategies for Special Needs Patients

Introduction Empowering independence is a fundamental goal in providing dental care for special needs patients. Say’s Dr. Melissa Ivers,  by implementing tailored strategies and accommodations, dental professionals can support individuals with diverse abilities in managing their oral health effectively. Through a combination of education, communication, and personalized care, special needs patients can gain the skills and […]