Autism and Access to Dentistry – Challenges those Incarcerated

Autism and Access to Dentistry – Challenges those Incarcerated

Presenting with autism (or other developmental disabilities), getting a routine root canal is not routine because here, general anesthesia is required, and most dentists are not prepared to provide this service within their office settings.

Even on the outside, most insurers do not cover general anesthesia for these routine dental procedures, leaving the guardians to cover this cost out of pocket. Being incarcerated makes this routine experience even more challenging.

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