Special Care Dentistry
Special care Dentistry is concerned with providing and enabling the delivery of oral care for people with an impairment or disability, where this terminology is defined in the broadest of terms. Thus Special Care Dentistry is concerned with the improvement of oral health of individuals and groups in society who have a physical, sensory, intellectual, mental, medical, emotional or social impairment or disability or, more often a combination of a number of these factors. It requires an holistic approach.
From the joint Advisory Committee for Special Care Dentistry documents "training in Special Care Dentistry" (2003) and "A Case of Need for Special Care Dentistry" (2003).