Oral health of children with special health care needs (SHCN)
Kowash, Mawlood B.
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Abstract: The management of children with special health care needs (SHCN) creates hesitation and anxiety among health professionals including dentists because it re¬quires specialized knowledge acquired through special training, increased awareness, ac¬commodative measures and resources. A literature search was conducted to identify updated and evidence-based recommendations and dental management options available for children with SHCN. These recommendations will assist dentists in determining the most appropriate dental management and also help other medical professionals in understanding the need to maintain optimaloral health for children with SHCN and the importance of liaison with dental professionals.