Dental Treatment Needs of Children with Disabilities

Behjat Almolook Ajami, Mahboobeh Shabzendedar, Yar Ali Rezay & Mohammad Asgary
Background and aims. Children and adolescents with disabilities appear to have poorer oral health than their non-disabled counterparts. The aim of this study was to assess the frequency and severity of oral diseases and treatment needs using world health organization criteria of caries, periodontal disease and malocclusions in a selected population of children with disabilities in Mashhad, Iran. Materials and methods. A randomized study on 1621 children aged 5-16 was conducted in 13 special schools...