Hong Kong Med J 2006;12(Suppl 3):S25-7
Dental health survey and programmes for adults with learning disabilities attending rehabilitation centres in Hong Kong
J Lee
Private dental practitioner
1. The overall dental health of adults with learning disabilities in Hong Kong is poor. They have a greater number of decayed and missing teeth compared with the general population.
2. Adults with learning disabilities seldom visit dentists, due to a lack of knowledge of the importance of dental hygiene, fear, and the high treatment cost.
3. A dental health education programme can significantly improve the dental health of adults with learning disabilities.