This practical resource addresses a range of clinical problems in orthodontics and pediatric dentistry and provides a step-by-step guide to differential diagnosis and treatment planning. Emphasizing clinical-problem solving, it helps readers combine different dental procedures into a rational plan of treatment for patients who may have a number of different dental problems that require attention.
Definitions and scope of pediatric dentistry
Pediatric dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides
both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic
oral health care for infants and children through adolescence,
including those with special health care needs.1
To become a pediatric dental specialist, a dentist must satisfactorily
complete a minimum of 24 months in an advanced
education program accredited by the Commission on Dental
Accreditation of the American Dental Association (ADA).
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.
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...
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.
I extend my appreciation to the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and the
Department of Endodontics for their help and support. To my fellow residents, a special thank
you for making my experience at the Faculty of Dentistry enjoyable and memorable.
I am eternally thankful to my parents for all their sacrifices and the opportunities they provided
me. Lastly and most importantly, I would like to thank my wife and two daughters for their love,
support and patience. I owe the most to the sacrifices they made over the past 3 years.
This study was supported in...
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....