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Dental Tool Kit (Autism Speaks)


Visits to the dentist and oral care at home can be difficult for people with autism. Autism Speaks partnered with Colgate and Philips-Sonicare to create a dental guide and video for families of children with autism and dental professionals.

These tools are designed to:

  • help families and caregivers find the right dentist
  • teach families and caregivers how to effectively prepare for a visit to the dentist
  • decrease anxiety about going to the dentist
  • provide information for families to help begin a lifetime of good oral care
  • provide dental professionals with tips about how to make the experience more successful for their patients with autism


Assistive Technology Autism Spectrum Disorder Communication/Language Disability Characteristics Elementary High School Home/Personal Care - AT Middle School Paraprofessional Parent/Family Preschool