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  • Director's name: Mme Gueroumi
  • Year of creation: 2004
  • Address: Centre Marc Sautelet, 10 rue du petit boulevard – BP 20127
    59653 VILLENEUVE D'ASCQ Cedex
    France Europe
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In recent years, advances in the care of persons with disabilities are undeniable. Nevertheless, many efforts are still required, as evidenced by the persons concerned. In 1999, in fact, they expressed their lack of access to dental care to members of the RFSR (Team Specialized for Independent Living at Home) of the APF (Association for the Paralysed France).
Two surveys are conducted jointly by the RFSR Mons en Baroeul County Council and the College of Dental Surgeons North to their public. The results speak for themselves; a person with disabilities in three has never consulted a dentist and that over 50% of dental offices are not accessible to them.

Given this situation, associations of persons with disabilities and volunteer dentists reach and engage a discussion hosted by the APF and the ARC 59-62 (Regional Coordinating Committee of the Order of Dentists of Nord Pas -de-Calais).
Thanks to a pooling of energies and skills, wants to promote NETWORK HANDIDENT on the regional territory a pilot approach that puts the individual at the heart of the care process.

Its purpose: to change the provision of care and behavior through preventive and curative treatments

Its means: above all the determination of the people involved in the project: dentists (nearly 100 of them were present from the beginning of the project!), persons with disabilities but also their families, associations and professionals medico-social sector.
His approach: co-construct adequate answers to the problems of oral health care. A monitoring committee was set up. This collective force proposals, is available in the working groups where people can register according to their skills and focus. Actions by HANDIDENT are evaluated to develop the project.
His tool: a website to inform and disseminate the values ??of the network

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Oral care at the service of the person with a disability, France
The association HANDIDENT, located in the region Nord Pas de Calais, the service manages the network access to the oral health of people with disabilities.