Learning Objectives

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

  • Define pica.
  • List three possible causes of pica.
  • Recognize intraoral signs of pica.
  • Describe how to educate patients on the dental health risks of pica.
  • Describe appropriate dental management techniques for patients with pica.
  • Describe appropriate medical and dental treatment options for patients with pica.
  • Identify additional resources for patients and dental professionals.