Oral care and people with learning disabilities


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Oral care and people with learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities have greater unmet oral health needs, poorer access to dental services and less preventative dentistry than people in the general population. We have written new guidance about making reasonable adjustments for people with learning disabilities in relation to oral care. This covers topics such as:

• Oral health of people with learning disabilities and risk factors

• Barriers to good oral health and dental care for people with learning disabilities

• What we know about what works at an individual level

• What we know about what works at a service level

• Signposting to resources and examples of good practice

This has been published as part of our series of guidance which shares information, ideas and good practice in making reasonable adjustments for people with learning disabilities in specific health service areas.