Providing Oral Care to "Special Group"- A Challenge to Public Health Dentist
Jyotsna Srinagesh1, Pushpanjali Krishnappa2 1 Dept of Public Health Dentistry M S Ramaiah Dental College & Hospital Bangalore - 560054, India 2 Dept of Public Health Dentistry, M S Ramaiah Dental College & Hospital Bangalore - 560054, India
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India has more than 2.19 Crore population with special needs. The oral health of this population is greatly neglected. It is the ethical and moral responsibility of dentists as a whole and Public health dentists in particular to address the oral health needs of this "special population". An effort was made by the Dept of Public Health Dentistry, M S Ramaiah Dental College & Hospital to provide comprehensive care to bed ridden and home bound patients. Following is the report of the challenges faced while delivering care to this special group of patients.