Characteristics of patients with autistic disorder (AD) presenting for dental treatment: a survey and chart review.

@article{Klein1999CharacteristicsOP,
  title={Characteristics of patients with autistic disorder (AD) presenting for dental treatment: a survey and chart review.},
  author={Uwe Klein and Arthur J. Nowak},
  journal={Special care in dentistry : official publication of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry},
  year={1999},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={200-7}
}
A group of 43 patients with AD (mean age, 13.5; SD, 5.9 yrs) was identified from the University Hospital School Pediatric Dentistry Clinic. We reviewed the patients' charts to obtain demographic data, dental findings, and the management techniques used for treatment. The patients were divided into groups according to Frankl's categories of behavior, ranging from definitely negative to positive. Descriptive data are provided for each group. Commonly used communications and pharmacological… CONTINUE READING
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