University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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SADE-2
En Español

Sensory Adapted Dental Environments
to Enhance Oral Care for Children (SADE-2)

Oral health in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

Children with ASD often experience oral care challenges during dental care. This may be related to behavioral, communication, and sensory difficulties.

What is the SADE-2 research study?

We have developed a sensory adapted dental environment (SADE) to create a less stressful experience at the dentist and improve oral care for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The sensory adapted room includes, special lights, music, and a special butterfly vest designed to help children relax during dental cleanings.

You may be able to participate if:

  • Your child has a diagnosis of ASD.
  • Your child is between 6 and 12 years old.
  • You speak English or Spanish.

Participation will include:

  • Completing a set of surveys.
  • Having your child participate in a child assessment.
  • Two dental cleanings for your child, one in a regular dental room and one in a sensory adapted room.

To thank you for participating, you will receive a monetary payment, transportation costs for each visit, and a small gift for your child.

Contact us

Email

sade2@usc.edu

Phone

English: Annie Hong (323) 442-1864
English/Spanish: Lucia Florindez (323) 442-0370

Study ID

HS-15-00218
USC Office for the Protection of Research Subjects

CHLA-15-00047
Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Download the brochure

Interested in participating?

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Phone

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Child's Name

Child's Age

Child's Gender


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