Special needs or special care dentistry is concerned with the oral health and hygiene of those with physical, medical or psychiatric difficulties. Special care dentistry is a speciality recognised by the General Dental Council (GDC) and practitioners are required to undertake additional training in order to be accepted on the GDC list.
Individuals with impairments or disabilities and those caring from them often require more specialist oral hygiene products in order to clean effectively. The products contained within this section have been compiled in consultation with professionals across a number of special needs disciplines, including:
- Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy Treatment
- Learning Disabilities
- Care for the Elderly
- Palliative Care
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Dry Mouth
The Dr. Barman’s 3 headed toothbrush is ideal for patients with limited dexterity as the brushes provide effective cleaning on all surfaces of the teeth simultaneously due to its soft angled bristles.
OraNurse is an unflavoured toothpaste which is SLS free (non-foaming). The range was specially formulated for people sensitive to strong flavours including those with autism, Asperger syndrome and Parkinson’s disease.