Approximately 52 million Americans suffer from some type of developmental disability, including autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, spinal cord injury, visual and hearing impairments, muscular dystrophy, depression and seizures. These disabilities affect the brain, the body and skills people use daily. These conditions make every day dental care a challenge, and many patients with disabilities receive dental treatment from experienced providers in hospitals, state-operated facilities and nursing homes. Others may opt for care from private practitioners in their communities.
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