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Revista Cubana de Estomatología

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CARNEIRO, Vera Lúcia; GONZALES SULLCAHUAMAN, Judith Angélica  y  FRAIZ, Fabián Calixto. Use of palatal plate and orofacial development in a child with Down's syndrome. Rev Cubana Estomatol [online]. 2012, vol.49, n.4, pp.305-311. ISSN 0034-7507.

Babies with Down Syndrome (DS) present, in general, muscle hypotonia, insufficient mouth closure and protrusion of the tongue. The palatal plate therapy, submitted by Castillo Morales, induces the lip closure and the correct position of the tongue. The objective of this research was to evaluate the oral development in a girl with DS through early stimulation and use of palatal plate. She was treated with the palatal plate method from 5 to 15 months of age. She was followed-up by a multidisciplinary team until he was six years of age. In this case report, the palatal therapy allowed adequate, harmonic and functional oral development. The early treatment with palatal plate has shown to be a valuable supplement to the multidisciplinary program of care to Down's syndrome patients.

Palabras clave : Down syndrome; Infant; Child; Oral health; Primary prevention; treatment.

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