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ce387 Dental Care for Infants - Introduction

Dental Care for Infants

COURSE NUMBER: 387

Ivonne Ganem, DMD, MPH; Erica DiMarco, DDS

Credit Hours:

1 Hour(s)

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Overview

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that caries is perhaps the most prevalent infectious disease in US children. By the time they reach kindergarten, more than 40% of children have caries.1 A dental home should be established within six months of eruption of the first tooth and no later than 12 months of age.2 This is to ensure that parents have the proper education on how to prevent Early Childhood Caries (ECC) and to obtain a baseline of the child’s oral health. This course will describe the importance of educating parents on when a dental home should be established for their children and describe how preventative measures and regular dental appointments starting in infancy can prevent early childhood caries.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Dec 12, 2011

  • Last Revision Date:

    Dec 18, 2019

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Dec 17, 2022

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    430

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:


  • Understand the different disease processes that can affect infants.
  • Educate the mother on perinatal oral care.
  • Understand how to perform an initial oral exam.
  • Perform a caries risk assessment and teach preventive strategies to the mother or caregiver.
  • Understand high risk dietary practices.

Disclaimers

  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

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Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. Ganem reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.
  • Dr. DiMarco reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.
Ivonne Ganem

Ivonne Ganem

DMD, MPH

*Assistant Professor**Department of Dental Public Health SciencesTemple University, Kornberg School of Dentistry


Dr. Ganem graduated from Universidad Javeriana School of Dentistry (Bogotá, Colombia) in 1999. In 2001 she completed her...

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Erica DiMarco

Erica DiMarco

DDS

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8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027

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