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Down Syndrome NSW
Level 6/410 Church St, North Parramatta
9am-5pm Monday - Thursday
T: 9841 444

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Library Thursdays: Smiles for Life DVD

We have heard from a couple of people who have attended a Smiles for Life workshop at Westmead. They found the workshop very useful and highly recommend it. Smiles for Life have recently provided the library with DVD/CD sets. The set contains a DVD showing carers exactly how to clean a person's teeth with a special 3-brushhead toothbrush(which you can purchase at Westmead) as well as a CD with the workshop's Powerpoint presentations done by the Dentist on common problems, how to detect them and what to do about them as well as a dietician on the effects of food and diet on teeth.

If you are concerned about the dental care of your child or the person you care for, workshops are held each month (see earlier blog for details). At the workshop you can ask questions pertaining to your situation. However, if you are unable to attend the workshop, the DVD and CD may be of use to you. Let us know if you are interested in borrowing these.

Other dental related resources:

First Experiences: Going to the Dentist, by Sally Hewitt.

Dental care for the patient with Down syndrome by Dr. Elizabeth S. Pilcher at Down Syndrome Online

Dental care for children and adults with heart problems and Down's syndrome online at Down's Heart Group

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