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Dental Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

August 2020 | Adult Down Syndrome Center - Resource

ARCHIVED: This resource has been archived. More recent COVID-19 resources can be found in this section of our Resource Library.

The information below was shared on August 25, 2020. For the most up-to-date information, please see the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at this link and/or the Mouth Healthy website of the American Dental Association at this link.

Dental disease, especially gingivitis (gum disease), is more common in people with Down syndrome. Regular dental care for people with Down syndrome is very important for preventing or proactively addressing dental issues. But what about during the COVID-19 pandemic?

In a recent statement, the American Dental Association (ADA) wrote that dentistry is an essential health care service that should continue to be delivered during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have provided links to several articles on the subject. We encourage you to review the information below, discuss it with your dentist, confirm your dentist is following ADA and CDC guidelines, and then decide if dental care is appropriate for you at this time.


Please note: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for a medical, psychiatric, mental health, or behavioral evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment plan by a qualified professional. We recommend you review the educational material with your health providers regarding the specifics of your health care needs.