Suitable for students and practitioners alike, HANDBOOK OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY - is a concise, practical and highly illustrated guide to the day-to-day management of child dental patients.
Edited by two of Australia's most eminent clinicians and academics with established global reputations.
Endorsed by the Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry.
Written in an accessible, easy-to-read manner to aid retention of facts.
Provides a source of essential and practical information, not always easy to find elsewhere.
The eighth edition of Dentistry for the Child and
Adolescent presents current diagnostic and treatment
recommendations based on research, clinical experience,
and current literature. This newest edition follows
the same basic structure and format of the previous
seven editions. The contributors who joined us in
preparation of this latest revision express a coordinated
philosophy in the approach to the most modern
concepts of dentistry for the child and adolescent. The
information contained herein is relevant to the contemporary
science and practice of pediatric dentistry.
Several organizations have undertaken efforts to promote oral health. The National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health published The Bright Futures in Practice: Oral Health to promote and improve the health and well being of infants, children and adolescents. The American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Academy of Periodontology
and the American Academy of Pediatrics have issued statements and recommendations for improving the oral health of pregnant women and young children....
Children, especially those in groups, are more likely to get infectious diseases than are adults. As a
childcare provider, you will be exposed to infectious diseases more frequently than will someone
who has less contact with children. To protect yourself and children in your care, you need to know
what immunizations you received as a child and whether you had certain childhood diseases. If
you are not sure, your health care provider can test your blood to determine if you are immune to
some of these diseases and can vaccinate you against those to which you are...
Dental caries is a common childhood problem. It is five times more prevalent than asthma. Although dental caries is preventable, almost 28 percent of children aged two to five years experience the disease (21). A virulent form of dental caries in children younger than six is generally defined as early childhood caries (ECC). Because management of these children in dental offices is difficult, treatment is often rendered in operating rooms, increasing the cost of care. Furthermore, there is a high rate of relapse of caries in these children.
Quality of health care has received recent attention as a determinant of child health. Barber and Gertler
(2001) conclude that in Indonesia children who live in communities with high quality care are healthier
compared with children who live in areas with poor quality. Peabody et al (1998) showed that Jamaican
women with access to high quality prenatal care have higher birth weights than women with access to
poor quality care. It is clear, however, that to establish causal relationships between access and/or
quality care and child health is extremely difficult.
Professional intervention within six months after the eruption of the fi rst primary tooth
or no later than 12 months of age directed at factors affecting the oral cavity, counseling on
oral disease risks, and delivery of anticipatory guidance
• Early intervention aimed at preventing or mitigating common pediatric oral
diseases and conditions while initiating a relationship between infant, child, family
and the pediatric dental caregiver
• Primary prevention of dental disease based on timely family education, instruction
and motivation for behavioral changes, appropriate fl uorid...
Tetracycline was introduced in the middle of the twentieth century and was used widely for the relief of nausea associated with
morning sickness. In 1963, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning against the use of tetracycline as an antibiot-
ic for young children and pregnant women due to irreversible dental staining. Tetracycline affects the teeth during the formation
period, ranging from the embryo in the second trimester of pregnancy to the eighth year of the child’s life.
The clinical interface of orthodontics and paediatric dentistry is
broad. Increasingly, for the undergraduate, teaching and
examinations in these specialties are combined to promote a
holistic approach to dental care for the child and adolescent patient.
This concise colour guide aims, therefore, to cover major clinical
aspects of orthodontic and paediatric dental practice in a format
suitable for quick reference and revision purposes.
When analyzing the health coverage of children in this country, it is important to focus not solely
on the status of health insurance coverage, but also on the quality of coverage and the actual
access to care the child is experiencing.
In order to secure child’s healthy
development, having a healthy nutrition and
maintaining a desirable level of physical
exercise are not enough only by themselves.
Following rules of hygiene is also required, so
that the likelihood of kids getting sick is
limited. It has been proven that frequent
hand-washing is an effective way to protect
children from infectious diseases, since
spreading of diseases at school becomes
limited in this way.