Caring for Patients With Down Syndrome
Individuals with Down syndrome, or trisomy 21, have specific oral health considerations that clinicians should be prepared to address.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the incidence and common clinical characteristics of Down syndrome (DS) or trisomy 21.
- Describe oral health considerations and treatment approaches applicable to this patient population.
- Discuss considerations for comorbidities in patients with DS, and the importance of a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to care.
This course was issued in June 2021 and expires June 2024. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.