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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 553-556

Overcoming barriers to access dental care for the disabled children - A rising public health issue


1 Reader, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, People's College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, People's College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
3 Professor, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, People's College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
4 Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, People's College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
5 Associate Professor, Dept. of Oral Medicine and Radiology, People's Dental Academy, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

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S Sahana
Reader, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, People's College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
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Oral health care for disabled children is a health care area that has received scant attention. It isestimated that one out of two children with a significant disability cannot find a professional resource toprovide appropriate and necessary dental care. Lack of access to dental services for this growing segmentof our population is reaching critical levels and is public health issue of growing concern.


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