- What percentage of the U.S. population is
estimated to have a disability?
- List three major philosophical changes that
occurred concerning how people with disabilities should live and be
- What has this all meant
for the field of dentistry?
Consider these two
Federal legislation in the 1970’s introduced
and defined the terms “handicapped” and “developmental disability” (you
will read more on this shortly). This legislation impacted dentistry
significantly, because it ensured that ...
… persons with disabilities should reside, learn
and work in settings that are the least restrictive and most
appropriate for their particular needs.
New philosophies were also emerging to
replace outdated ways of thinking about how people with disabilities
should live and be treated. For example …