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Early Childhood Oral Health 2nd Edition PDF

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Early Childhood Oral Health 2nd Edition PDF Free Download
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This book represents the second edition of the first published textbook on the topic of the name it carries—Early Childhood Oral Health. This topic has caught the attention of a large host of stakeholders, as evidence of its importance to those who encounter the youngest members of our society. We hope that after reading this book, you will agree there is nothing more important in dentistry than early intervention, with the connected comprehensive prevention and management of the prevalent early childhood caries. We have the tools available to us to prevent most dental caries in children at a very early age, yet we have seen an increase in dental caries in preschoolers in recent years. The chapters of this book will guide you from the epidemiology of caries in young children through ways in which preventive programs for infants and toddlers can be established in a variety of settings. You will note a prevailing theme of interaction between members of a team of providers‐from a variety of healthcare delivery disciplines‐to avert what is essentially a behavioral disease.

You will notice that our approach in early intervention is one of managing a disease— well before it manifests itself in the form of a cavity, the way in which many children, generally later than at a toddler age, might encounter their first visit to a dentist. You will also perceive a prevailing theme of education—including the family and all related caregivers, to the community of healthcare providers, all of whom need to be educated in the prevention of early childhood caries. There is new science related to the prevention of and management of early childhood caries that you will read in the chapters of this book. There is also repetition of science that has been known for decades, indicating what the new science confirms—that early childhood caries is essentially preventable. Only now, when various societal, academic, and political forces are properly aligned are we ready to recognize the clear value of a much earlier entry into the dental world.

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