Oral health status of people with intellectual disabilities in the southeastern United States.

@article{Pezzementi2005OralHS,
  title={Oral health status of people with intellectual disabilities in the southeastern United States.},
  author={Maureen L Pezzementi and Monica Fisher},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={136 7},
  pages={903-12}
}
BACKGROUND The U.S. surgeon general's report, Oral Health in America, stated that people living below the poverty level and those with mental retardation and/or physical disabilities have poorer oral health than the general population. METHODS The calibrated examiners (volunteer dentists and dental students) assessed the oral health status of intellectually disabled people with or without a physical disability via screening examinations provided to 12,099 Special Olympics athletes at 53 sites… CONTINUE READING

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