N A Dougherty

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The number of people with mental retardation and developmental disabilities (MR/DD) living in small community-based group residences is increasing throughout the United States. Dental services to this population, once provided in large institutional settings, must increasingly be sought at the community level. The purpose of this study was to determine(More)
The formal creation of an Integrated Academic Information Management System (IAIMS) at the University of Utah began in the fall of 1983. The keystone of the IAIMS effort is the HELP hospital information system. IAIMS at the University of Utah is a broad-based program extending across the Health Sciences Center and beyond to health professionals throughout(More)
Pediatric dentist are often regarded by the dental community as the specialty group best prepared to treat patients with developmental disabilities. This may be because it is the only specialty that receives formal training in behavior management techniques. A questionnaire was mailed to the directors of all 55 ADA-accredited pediatric dental residency(More)
This paper presents the case of a child with severe mental retardation and a history of oral self-injurious behavior (SIB). While the behavior was refractory to a number of dental interventions, some success was achieved through a combination of behavioral therapy techniques and therapeutic touch (a relaxation technique). Etiologies of SIB are discussed,(More)
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