This new approach bodes well for improving healthcare outcomes while also lowering costs.
Treatment acommodations may be necessary for patients with this complicated syndrome.
Remaining up to date on the important role vitamins and minerals play in a functioning immune system as well as how they relate to oral health is part of providing patient-centered care.
A greater knowledge of this disorder will help clinicians successfully provide dental care to this vulnerable population.
While the research is mixed on whether this population is at increased risk for dental caries, dental hygienists are well-positioned to help these patients maintain their oral health.