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Contact Information

Center for Disabilities Studies
University of Delaware
461 Wyoming Road
Newark DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-6974
TDD: 302-831-4689
Email: info@gohdwd.org

Oral Health

Resources for providers

Oral Health Guidance for Dental Professionals: Children with Special Health Care Needs and Their Caregivers

  • This document provides background for providers on the importance 0f healthy oral health habits for children with special health care needs.  Many things can affect a child’s oral health, so it is important that providers address the need for preventive care early in a child’s life.

Oral Health Guidance for Medical Professionals: Children with Special Health Care Needs and Their Caregivers

  • The early and frequent contact that most Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) have with medical professionals presents a unique opportunity to assist families in understanding the importance of good oral health.  This document provides steps for dental providers as they develop early relationships with their patients that can foster healthy oral health habits from the beginning!

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

  • This is a document for providers to recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect and offers action steps that provider can take to report or address the subject.