Abstract

To address the need to improve oral health among people with intellectual disability (ID), the Kansas Disability and Health Program provided workshops to groups of adults with ID as a prevention strategy. Feeling Good About Your Smile, a hands-on experience, was delivered by trained Registered Dental Hygienists to 63 adults with ID accompanied by 24 supporting family or attendants in seven workshops. Program evaluation data indicate participants improved their knowledge about how to care for their teeth and mouths. Implications for future research, policy, and practice are discussed.

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