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Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and special health care needs face significantly more challenges in achieving optimal oral health than their healthier counterparts.

Dental care is one of the most pressing healthcare needs among people with developmental disabilities.  These individuals have difficulty with self-care activities and may need extra help to achieve and maintain good oral health.

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Oral Hygiene/Healthy Habits

Nutrition

Injury Prevention

Substance Use

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