Dental health care is necessary for children to encourage normal dentofacial growth, development, and overall health; prevent disease and secondary disabilities; and treat existing acute and chronic health disorders. If dental care for the special needs child is started early and followed conscientiously, every child can enjoy a healthy smile. Almost 18 percent total children population of US has a chronic condition or disability.
Few of the common conditions that entail special care in dentistry comprise Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, epileptic disorders, vision and hearing impairments, cleft lip/palate and learning and developmental disabilities. Keywords “children; dentistry; insurance; oral health” were used to search database to highlight the unmet dental health care needs of children with special health care needs (SHCN) in view of partial coverage or lack of insurance and other socioeconomic factors.