Presents information related to early childhood oral health. This book covers topics such as public health approaches to managing caries worldwide, implementation of new programs to mitigate dental caries in preschoolers, fluoride regimens, and technologies in caries risk assessment in infants and toddlers.
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 clinical practice information related to managing this disease, the publications are diverse in their loci preventing easy access to the reader. "Early Childhood Oral Health" coalesces all important information related to early childhood oral health in a comprehensive reference for students and other academics. In addition to a thorough discussion of preventing childhood caries, other topics include public health approaches to managing caries worldwide, implementation of new programs to mitigate dental caries in preschoolers, fluoride regimens, and new technologies in caries risk assessment in infants and toddlers. A must-read for practicing and studying pediatric dentists, cariologists, and public health dentists, "Early Childhood Oral Health" is also relevant for pediatricians and pediatric nursing specialists worldwide.
Acknowledgments. Contributor List. 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). Index.