Kulliyyah Dentistry Offers Special Need Dentistry
Date : 21 March 2018
Reported by : Azlini Ismail
Category : News
KUANTAN- Kulliyyah of Dentistry, IIUM now can cater for Special Needs Dentistry. Special Needs Dentistry (SND) is described as being concerned with providing and enabling the delivery of oral care for people with an impairment or disability. SND applies to adults 17 years and above as Paediatric dentistry already covers children with special needs. This includes, people who have physical, sensory, intellectual, mental, medical, emotional or social impairment. Eg: Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral palsy, Dementia, people who are medically compromised such as Radiotherapy to head and neck, chemotherapy and /or with bisphosphonates as well as for those who have immuno-compromised conditions. People with dental phobia also welcomed at SND unit in KOD as we have a range of alternatives to alleviate your dental anxiety.
Among the services provided by SND unit includes;
- Normal dental treatments with or without local anaesthesia.
- Dental treatments for people with physical impairment.
- Dental treatments under sedations: Inhalation sedation using Nitrous oxide or Intravenous sedation using IV midazolam.
- Dental treatments for profound gag reflex using acupuncture with /without inhalation sedation.
- Dental treatments under General anaesthesia.
- Domiciliary visits by specialist and the team on monthly basis.
Our SND unit has visited few centres in Kuantan such as Centre for People with Mental Health Problem or Disabilities and also Rumah Orang Tua, Taman Tas. Should you have further inquiries or for booking appointment purposes, please contact SND Unit at 09-5712948.