Children and Adults with Disabilities

Oral health is an integral part of the overall health of children. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the American Association of Public Health Dentistry all recommend a dental visit for children by 1 year of age. Although pediatricians have the opportunity to provide an early assessment of risk for dental caries and preventive guidance, it is also important that children establish a dental home. A dental home is an ongoing relationship between the dentist and the patient, inclusive of all aspects of oral health care delivered in a comprehensive, continuously accessible, coordinated, and family-centered way.

The New Jersey Chapter, of the American Academy of Pediatrics (NJAAP), received funding through the NJ Division of Disability Services, to develop educational opportunities for individuals with disabilities (children and adults) participating in the NJ Family Care Program.

Archived Webinars & Slides for Parents and Advocates

  • The Dynamic Duo: Oral Health and Dental Care for People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Disabilities
  • Preparing Individuals with Disabilities for a Dental Visit


This initiative was funded (or funded in part) by an Inclusive Healthy Communities Grant from the Division of Disability Services, New Jersey Department of Human Services.


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