More and more, oral health experts are agreeing that children should see the dentist when their first teeth erupt. Unfortunately, there are few pediatric dentists throughout New York State, and many general dentists are leery of treating the very young in their dental office.
This course will demystify the various issues and concerns surrounding treating very young children. It will present the salient issues affecting promotion of oral health and establishment of a dental home for the very young child.
A broad range of infant, toddler and preschooler oral health issues will be presented, including prenatal oral health, tooth formation and eruption, infant oral medicine, nutrition, initial oral evaluation, oral hygiene, prevention, intervention, the role of anticipatory guidance and an understanding of the Head Start system and its dental requirements.
This course will present the salient issues affecting promotion of oral health and the establishment of a dental home for the very young child. At the conclusion, the participant will be able to:
- Examine young children using the “knee to knee” method.
- Conduct a risk assessment.
- Provide fluoride varnish as needed.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in
identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve
or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by
boards of dentistry.
Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the ADA