Early Childhood Oral Health / Edition 1by Joel H. Berg, Rebecca L. Slayton
Pub. Date: 05/28/2009
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/i>… See more details below
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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Table of ContentsAcknowledgments.
1 Introduction—Why this Book? (Joel H. Berg).
2 Early Childhood Caries: Definition and Epidemiology (Burton L. Edelstein, Courtney H. Chinn, and Robert J. Laughlin).
3 Managing caries: Obtaining arrest (Kevin J. Donly).
4 Use of fluoride (Norman Tinanoff).
5 Examination of infants and toddlers (Adriana Segura).
6 Anticipatory guidance (Paul S. Casamassimo and Arthur J. Nowak).
7 The dental home (Arthur J. Nowak and Paul S. Casamassimo).
8 Caries-risk assessment (Rocio Quinonez and James J. Crall).
9 Family oral health education (Tegwyn H. Brickhouse).
10 Community programs and oral health (Jessica Y. Lee).
11 The total health team: Working together to improve children’s health (Wendy E. Mouradian and Russell Maier).
12 Building an infant- and toddler-friendly practice (David K. Curtis).
13 Future directions (Rebecca L. Slayton).
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