Dental health -- a challenging problem for a patient with autism spectrum disorder
General Hospital Psychiatry, 07/27/2012
Lu YY et al. – The early recognition is still challenging to managing this unusual condition in patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). From the experience of caring for this patient, a team of parents or caregivers, psychiatrist and dentist should be involved in maintaining oral health care of such patients with early intervention and long–term follow–up. Evidence–based behavioral management approaches for patients with ASD need to be developed to improve compliance with oral care procedures.