Preventive Care in Special Care Dentistry:
Fundamental Oral Health Care Practices
Special Care in Dentistry
John Morgan, DDS
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 2008
Fundamental Oral Health Care Practices*
The following traditional and widely accepted measures have been conclusively shown to be effective in reducing dental diseases. These practices should be the “first line of defense” in any oral health regimen. They include:
* Portions of the following materials were adapted from: Glassman, P., Anderson, M., Jacobsen, P., Schonfeld, S., Weintraub, J., White, A., Gall, T. Hammersmark, S., Isman, R., Miller, C.E., Noel, D., Silverstein, S. & Young, D. (2003). Practical protocols for the prevention of dental disease in community settings for people with special needs: The protocols. Special Care Dentistry, 23(5):160-4.