The significance of the consequences of early childhood caries (ECC) is gaining the acknowledgment of professional organizations, child advocacy groups and policymakers. Despite improvements in many oral health indicators over the last decades, ECC in particular has increased among vulnerable pediatric populations in the US and beyond. Seeing children at a young age can have positive effects over a lifetime. This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of infant oral health and the effects on subsequent use, costs and oral health status.
- Describe the etiology and prevention of early childhood caries.
- Describe best practices in implementing and infant oral health program in your office.
- Discuss the impact of an early preventive visit on subsequent use, costs and oral health status.
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Of interest to Dentists, Students & Residents, Auxiliaries and Office Staff
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Course Materials Features
- Lessons 2
- Topics 0
- Quizzes 1
- Students 5
- Certificate Yes
- Assignment No
- Category Preventive Dentistry
- Lecture Length 95 minutes
- Original Release Date March 29, 2014
- Review Date October 16, 2020
- Expiration Date October 16, 2023
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