special care dentistry

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That branch of dentistry that aims to secure the oral health of, and enhance the quality of life for, people who by virtue of illness, disease, disability, lifestyle, or cultural practices are considered to be at greater risk of poor oral health, who experience barriers to the access and receipt of oral care, or for whom the management of dental care presents other health risks. It usually requires an interprofessional approach supported by appropriate behaviour management techniques.

Subjects: Dentistry.

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