Early Childhood Oral Health / Edition 1

Early Childhood Oral Health / Edition 1

by Joel H. Berg, Rebecca L. Slayton
     
 

In 2000, the US Surgeon General announced that dental caries is a "silent epidemic" and the most prevalent disease affecting children. Though much has been written on the science and practice of managing this disease, publications are diverse in their loci preventing easy access to the reader. Early Childhood Oral Health coalesces all important

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In 2000, the US Surgeon General announced that dental caries is a "silent epidemic" and the most prevalent disease affecting children. Though much has been written on the science and practice of managing this disease, publications are diverse in their loci preventing easy access to the reader. Early Childhood Oral Health coalesces all important information related to this important topic in a comprehensive reference for students, academics, and practioners. In addition to the latest information about preventing childhood caries, other topics include public health approaches to managing caries worldwide, implementation of new prevention programs, fluoride regimens, and new technologies in caries risk assessment. A must-read for pediatric dentists, cariologists,public health dentists, and students in these fields, Early Childhood Oral Health is also relevant for pediatricians and pediatric nursing specialists worldwide.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813824161
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/28/2009
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Contributor List x

1 Introduction-why this book? Joel H. Berg 3

2 Early childhood caries: Definition and epidemiology Burton L. Edelstein Courtney H. Chinn Robert J. Laughlin 18

3 Managing caries: Obtaining arrest Kevin J. Donly 50

4 Use of fluoride Norman Tinanoff 92

5 Examination of infants and toddlers Adriana Segura 110

6 Anticipatory guidance Paul S. Casamassimo Arthur J. Nowak 130

7 The dental home Arthur J. Nowak Paul S. Casamassimo 154

8 Caries-risk assessment Rocio Quinonez James J. Crall 170

9 Family oral health education Tegwyn H. Brickhouse 198

10 Community programs and oral health Jessica Y. Lee 223

11 The total health team: Working together to improve children's health Wendy E. Mouradian Russell Maier 237

12 Building an infant- and toddler-friendly practice David K. Curtis 262

13 Future directions Rebecca L. Slayton 292

Index 303

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