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Dental Tool Kit

Visits to the dentist and oral care at home can be difficult for people with autism. Autism Speaks partnered with Colgate and Philips-Sonicare to create a dental guide and video for families of children with autism and dental professionals.

These tools are designed to:

  • help families and caregivers find the right dentist
  • teach families and caregivers how to effectively prepare for a visit to the dentist
  • decrease anxiety about going to the dentist
  • provide information for families to help begin a lifetime of good oral care
  • provide dental professionals with tips about how to make the experience more successful for their patients with autism

The video below shows a visit to the dentist by a child with autism:

  • forms to use for your visit
  • a visual schedule to help the child understand the steps involved in a routine dentist appointment
  • information about oral care at home
  • The dental guide also includes:

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Our Autism Response Team (ART) is specially trained to connect people with autism, their families, and caretakers to information, tools, and resources.

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