Oral health in Children with Down Syndrome:

Parents Views on dental care in Sweden

Children with Down Syndrome (DS) often have an increased risk of impaired oral health safe and regular visits to dental care are important factors for children with DS who have a more comprehensive need than children without DS. Being a parent of a child with DS can affect life and family situation. Few studies have investigated parents' views on the child's dental care, but the findings of the known studies report that parents of children with DS prioritize the child's medical problems before dental care. The study is part of an international collaboration where a questionnaire was developed to answer parents in Europe's view on dental care. The intention is that the survey should be conducted in European countries and the results will be compared between countries. Parents are invited through the Swedish Down Society website and Facebook page.

Project leader: Malin Stensson

Content updated 2020-07-02

Content updated 2020-06-15