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Course # 31912 • Dental Care for Special Needs Patients


Objective:
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