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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.

Going to the Dentist Social Stories

September 2021 | Pennsylvania ASERT - Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative

The social stories linked below are intended to help individuals with Down syndrome and other intellectual or developmental disabilities prepare for and feel more comfortable with going to the dentist. The stories are provided by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT), an initiative funded by the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) in Pennsylvania.

The page linked below includes social stories on going to the dentist, getting teeth cleaned, getting x-rays, and getting a cavity filled. There are downloadable PDFs of each story at the bottom of the linked page. 

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Going to the dentist social story


Additional resources are available in the Oral Health section of our Resource Library.

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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.