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Oral assessment of children with an autism spectrum disorder.

@article{DeMattei2007OralAO,
  title={Oral assessment of children with an autism spectrum disorder.},
  author={Ronda R. DeMattei and Anthony J. Cuvo and Sandra J Maurizio},
  journal={Journal of dental hygiene : JDH},
  year={2007},
  volume={81 3},
  pages={
          65
        }
}
PURPOSE The study assessed the oral health status of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to help establish the oral health needs of this population. METHODS Oral assessments were conducted on 39 children with an ASD and 16 children with other developmental disabilities (DD), solicited from 3 different schools. Conditions assessed were bacterial plaque, gingivitis, dental caries, restorations, bruxism, delayed eruption/missing teeth, oral infection, developmental anomalies… 
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