What is the Sensory Adapted Dental Environments (SADE-2) Down Syndrome Dental Study?
It is three related research studies that examine sensory processing and oral care in children with Down syndrome (DS). You may participate in one or more of these studies.
Study 1 — Survey (recruitment completed)
Study 2 — Focus group
Looking for 12 parents of children with DS ages 6-12 to participate in a small group discussion about oral care for children with DS and your child’s sensory and dental experiences.
This takes about 2 hours. You will receive $50 cash.
Study 3 — Dental cleaning in a new dental environment
Looking for 16 children with DS ages 6-12 to receive a free dental cleaning at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) in a special sensory environment which includes a sensory adapted room with special lights, music, and a blanket to help children relax during dental cleanings.
This study will include two visits; one at your home or library or CHLA in which you will complete questionnaires about your child’s oral care and sensory issues, and the other at the Dental Clinic of CHLA where your child will get his/her teeth cleaned. You will receive $25 for the first visit and $50 for the second visit.
Interested in participating or getting more information?
Phone | Annie Hong (323) 442-1864