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Basic Techniques for Management of the Infant and Toddler Dental Patient (ce54) - introduction

Basic Techniques for Management of the Infant and Toddler Dental Patient

COURSE NUMBER: 54

Steven Schwartz, DDS; LaQuia A. Vinson, DDS, MPH

Credit Hours:

2 Hour(s)

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The purpose of this course is to discuss the benefits of introducing young patients into your practice early, provide the learner with simple tools and tips to have the best possible outcomes when working with young children, and how to per...

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Overview

The purpose of this course is to discuss the benefits of introducing young patients into your practice early, provide the learner with simple tools and tips to have the best possible outcomes when working with young children, and how to perform an oral examination on a young patient.


Even though the prevalence of dental caries in children has remained the same over the last three decades, there are still only a limited number of pediatric dentists available in the United States to treat young children. Introducing the pediatric dental patient during infancy and the toddler stage to the dental office setting can have a mutual benefit for the child, parent, and dentist. Behavior guidance techniques such as tell-show-do and distraction are used to alleviate anxiety, nurture a positive dental attitude, and perform quality oral health care safely and efficiently. Early examination can uncover potential problems, thereby reducing future negative consequences of delayed intervention. Informing parents of the advantages of early dental care for their child is the most effective marketing strategy.

  • Intended Audience:

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

  • Date Course Online:

    Feb 25, 2004

  • Last Revision Date:

    Apr 9, 2020

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Apr 8, 2023

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    430

Learning Objectives

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


  • Benefits of early dental intervention.
  • Treatment goals of early intervention.
  • Child development.
  • Behavior modification techniques to gain patient cooperation.
  • Positioning techniques for examination of the infant and toddler.
  • Detailed scripts for introducing the toddler patient to the dental environment.
  • Examination protocols for the infant and toddler patient.
  • Marketing strategies.

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)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. Vinson has no conflicts of interest associated with this course.
  • Dr. Schwartz was a member of the dentalcare.com Advisory Board.
Steven Schwartz

Steven Schwartz

DDS

The P&G team wishes to express its sadness over the loss of our colleague and friend, Dr. Steven Schwartz, who passed away on October 25, 2018. He was a tremendous help on impacting thousands of dental professionals through CE, making dental...

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LaQuia A. Vinson

LaQuia A. Vinson

DDS, MPH

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