The meaning of the oral health in the quality of life of the individual with Down syndrome


  • Ana Cristina Oliveira Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Cristiane Lucas Farias Luz Universidade de São Paulo
  • Saul Martins Paiva Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais


Dental care for disabled, Down syndrome


The increase in the life expectation of the people with Down Syndrome (DS) and the process of social and family inclusion have greatly favored the attainment of a better quality of life within this population. As part of this process, odontology represents an important aspect in achieving better living conditions as well as in the acceptance of these people within society. Considering the diversity of orofacial characteristics present in the syndrome, this article sought to bring into question issues related to the role of oral health in the quality of life of people with DS.


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Oliveira, A. C., Luz, C. L. F., & Paiva, S. M. (2016). The meaning of the oral health in the quality of life of the individual with Down syndrome. Arquivos Em Odontologia, 43(4). Retrieved from




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