ERIC Number: EJ652125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Providing Dental Services for People with Disabilities: Why Is It So Difficult?
Waldman, H. Barry; Perlman, Steven P.
Mental Retardation, v40 n4 p330-33 Aug 2002
This article examines why it is difficult for individuals with disabilities to obtain dental services. It discusses inadequate preparation of dentists, cultural norms that create social, attitudinal, economic, and environmental barriers, and limited participation in the Medicaid dental program. The need for changes in dental school curricula is stressed. (Contains references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
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