Early Childhood Oral Health / Edition 1

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Early Childhood Oral Health is the first resource to coalesce, organize, and explain information on the dental and oral health of very young children. This comprehensive text covers the topic of oral health in early childhood, from the relevant background information on social and epidemiological trends in this demographic, to the scientific basis of dental and oral diseases encountered in early childhood, strongly emphasizing the dental professional's role in improving oral health and quality of life. The book provides practical protocols and step-by-step procedures for treating young children and allowing them access to dental care, and also conveys through sound scholarship and meticulous research why these recommendations work.

Early Childhood Oral Health brings together contributions for a wide variety of noted researchers and clinicians in this field. Coverage includes: epidemiology, disease management and prevention, examination of infants and toddlers, setting up a dental home, risk assessment, and family education. It will provide dentists, dental professionals, and non-dental health care providers with an interest in promoting and maintaining childhood oral health with a uniquely cohesive and practical resource, that for the first time addresses this vitally important population.

Special features:

Coalesces information on early childhood oral health into one accessible source

Detailed discussion of providing care to infants and toddlers

Full discussion of caries as well as other factors affecting oral health

Fuses impressive scholarship with clinical pragmatism

Fully illustrated with clinical photographs throughout

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813824161
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/28/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Joel Berg, DDS, MS, is Dean of the School of Dentistry at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has established the Center for Early Childhood Oral Health (ECOH), which brings together experts from various fields who are collectively devoted to improving oral health in children. The University of Washington is also home to Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD), a program internationally recognized for its advances in early childhood oral health.

Rebecca L. Slayton,
DDS, PhD, is Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Washington and Director of the Center for Pediatric Dentistry. She also serves as the Director of the Department of Dentistry at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

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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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