Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

The increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) suggests that dental practices will be seeing patients with this diagnosis more frequently. Although patients with ASD have similar dental needs to other patients, the symptoms of the disorder may influence the ability of dental practitioners to provide necessary care. Dental professionals may be unaware of the difficulties with sensory processing common to patients with ASD. However, awareness of sensory processing issues and knowledge of strategies to improve the sensory experience for individuals with ASD may improve dental visits for these patients and allow for enhanced dental care provision.

DOI

10.1111/j.1754-4505.2012.00283.x

PMID

23095065

Publication

Special Care in Dentistry

Volume

32

Issue

6

Pages

229-233

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