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Smiles For Tomorrow

COURSE NUMBER: 4

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, null

Credit Hours:

4 Hour(s)

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The topics reviewed in this continuing education course include: normal oral structures; common oral conditions; eruption patterns; dental caries and prevention; nonsurgical caries management options and orofacial trauma. Upon completion ...

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Overview

The topics reviewed in this continuing education course include: normal oral structures; common oral conditions; eruption patterns; dental caries and prevention; nonsurgical caries management options and orofacial trauma. Upon completion of this course the user will better understand appropriate evaluation, treatment, and preventive measures that should be instituted during infancy and continued on a regular basis to maintain optimal oral health.


A child's oral health is an integral part of overall health. Appropriate evaluation, treatment, and preventive measures should be instituted during infancy and continued on a regular basis to maintain optimal health. This presentation is designed to offer practical pediatric oral health information and has been developed in cooperation with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.


Topics in this presentation include:


  • Normal Oral Structures
  • Common Oral Conditions
  • Eruption Patterns
  • Dental Caries and Prevention
  • Orofacial Trauma

These topics were selected to provide the background necessary to offer advice on a variety of conditions and to encourage early referral to the pediatric dentist.

  • Intended Audience:

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

  • Date Course Online:

    Dec 20, 1996

  • Last Revision Date:

    Jan 26, 2022

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Jan 25, 2025

  • 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 appropriate evaluation, treatment, and preventive measures that should be instituted during infancy and continued on a regular basis to maintain optimal oral health.
  • Discuss the common oral conditions (common acquired conditions, developmental conditions, and congenital conditions) of the pediatric patient.
  • Explain the eruption patterns of the pediatric patient.
  • Discuss the caries process which includes etiology and transmission, patterns of decay, caries risk assessment, and anticipatory guidance.
  • Understand the purpose and indications for use of nonsurgical treatment techniques such as SDF and Hall crowns.
  • Describe what to do for orofacial trauma in the pediatric patient.

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.


Note:  Registration is required to take test.

Author(s)

Acknowledgements

  • With a special thank you to: Dr. Kim Hammersmith, DDS, MPH, MS; Dr. Paul Casamassimo, DDS, MS; Ira Mulo, DDS

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The authors report no conflicts of interest associated with this course. They have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is the recognized authority on children's oral health. As advocates for children's oral health, the AAPD promotes evidence-based policies and clinical guidelines; educates and informs policymakers,...

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Submission Information

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Concerns or complaints about a dental CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at:


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Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.

Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.


8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027

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Procter & Gamble is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPGC (January 1, 2022-December 31, 2023). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

AAPD

AAPD

This course has been developed in cooperation with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is designed to offer pediatric oral health information. To learn more about the AAPD and membership information, visit: http://www.aapd.org/