ERIC Number: EJ1015876
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
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Treatment Needs and Adverse Events Related to Dental Treatment under General Anesthesia for Individuals with Autism
Rada, Robert E.
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v51 n4 p246-252 Aug 2013
Individuals with autism can be quite challenging to treat in a routine dental-office setting, especially when extensive dental treatment and disruptive behavioral issues exist. Individuals with autism may also be at higher risk for oral disease. Frequently, general anesthesia is the only method to facilitate completion of the needed dental treatment. General anesthesia is not without complications, and unique occurrences are a necessary consideration for special-needs populations. In addition, behavior challenges may occur which can be disruptive to hospital staff. This article describes treatment needs and determines adverse events during the perioperative period for individuals with autism who have had general anesthesia for comprehensive dental treatment in the hospital.
Descriptors: Dental Health, Medical Services, Autism, Behavior Problems, Delivery Systems, Anesthesiology, At Risk Persons
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. P.O. Box 7065, Lawrence, KS 66044-7065. Tel: 785-843-1235; Fax: 785-843-1274; e-mail: AJMR@allenpress.com; Web site: http://aaiddjournals.org/
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