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Review Papers | Paediatrics | India | Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023
Comprehensive Behavioural Management of Autistic Children in Pediatric Dental Practice - An Update
Dr. Savitha Sathya Prasad | Dr. Reshma Ramdas Pai
Abstract: Autism, characterized by impaired social interaction, communication deficits, and restricted behaviors, poses significant challenges in pediatric dentistry. This article provides an in-depth exploration of autism, including its etiology, clinical manifestations, and the critical role of pediatric dentists in managing autistic children. The prevalence, genetics, prenatal factors, and postnatal influences of autism are discussed. Clinical manifestations, such as behavioral problems and oral health issues, are detailed. The importance of behavior management techniques, communication strategies, and pharmacological interventions in dental care for autistic children is emphasized. This comprehensive review aims to equip pediatric dentists with the knowledge and strategies needed to provide effective and compassionate care to this unique patient population.
Keywords: Autism, Pediatric Dentistry, Behavioral Management, Etiology, Clinical Manifestations
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023,
Pages: 1 - 6