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Course # 31912 • Dental Care for Special Needs Patients

Describe the special oral health issues encountered by cognitively impaired patients, particularly those with Down syndrome or Alzheimer disease.

19. Which of the following is a common oral finding among patients with Down syndrome?
A) An overdeveloped maxillary arch
B) Shorter and smaller clinical crowns
C) A lower occurrence and severity of periodontal disease
D) Molar roots that are longer and more divergent than normal