Oral health promotion for children with disabilities in the Republic of Ireland: independent qualitative evaluation of a multi-sectoral oral health promotion intervention for children with disabilities.

@article{Owens2011OralHP,
  title={Oral health promotion for children with disabilities in the Republic of Ireland: independent qualitative evaluation of a multi-sectoral oral health promotion intervention for children with disabilities.},
  author={Janine Owens},
  journal={Global health promotion},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={
          69-71
        }
}
Children with disabilities are a marginalized group in relation to health in the Republic of Ireland, and oral health is frequently relegated to a position of little or no importance by parents, paid carers, and non-dental professionals. Subsequently, there is often a higher need for treatment and inpatient procedures that could be prevented. Introducing a health promotion intervention which aimed to reduce the need for dental treatment was envisioned as being the way forward. A qualitative… CONTINUE READING
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