Smiles For Tomorrow
COURSE NUMBER: 4
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Association
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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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.
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assisting Students, Office Managers
Date Course Online:
Dec 20, 1996
Last Revision Date:
Jan 26, 2022
Course Expiration Date:
Jan 25, 2025
AGD Subject Code(s):
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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.
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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.
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Submission For credit transfers to appear in your AGD account in real time, make sure to add your AGD membership number in the field provided on the “Share Your Test Score” page.
CE Broker For all states that use CE Broker for licensure, “proof of completions” are electronically reported the first of every month. If a course was taken in November, the “proof of completion” will be submitted the beginning of December.
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THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
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
Provider ID# 211886
AADH Approved Program Provider
Procter & Gamble is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPGC (January 1, 2024-December 31, 2025). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.
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/