Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
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.
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.
Describe what to do for orofacial trauma in the pediatric patient.