Disabling Conditions

As we discuss dental considerations related to some of the most common disabling conditions, you will notice that several common issues apply to the treatment of many of these individuals, such as:

  • office accommodation
  • patient/dentist/dental staff communication
  • frequent medical consultation
  • involvement of family/caretakers in treatment planning
  • informed consent issues
  • potential for drug interactions/side effects
  • behavior management
  • airway protection
  • short  appointments
  • disease prevention
  • frequent preventive health visits
  • patient and caregiver education in prevention