Oral Health for People with Special Needs

Educational Materials

Oral Health Promotion Card and Brochure for Children with Special Needs are now available in Spanish. These Oral HealthPromotions Cards and Brochures list evidence-based oral health messages and oral health resources. Brochures are perfect to hand to clients or patients when using one of the Oral Health Promotion Cards to discuss good oral health habits. Check out Oral Health Promotions Cards and Brochures for all ages. Download today!

WA Directory of Dentists for Patients with Special Needs

Directory of Dentists for Patients with Developmental or Acquired Special Needs

Oral Health Fact Sheets for People with Special Needs

Fact sheets are for mild to moderate manifestations of a number of special needs conditions. For most conditions there are separate fact sheets for Dental Professionals, Medical Professionals, and Parents and Caregivers. Fact sheets can be found on the University of Washington Oral Medicine website.

Check out the guidance for the fact sheets below for helpful hints about dental care for your child or patient with special needs.


Anxiety and Depression (PDF)

Asthma and Allergies (PDF)

Autism Spectrum Disorders (PDF)

Cerebral Palsy (PDF)

Cleft Lip/Palate (PDF)

Congenital Cardiac Disorders (PDF)

Diabetes Type 1 (PDF)

Down Syndrome (PDF)

Epilepsy (PDF)

Hearing Impaired (PDF)


Traumatic Brain Injury (PDF)