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Pediatric Dentistry

Key Features

  • Nine chapters are now in full color, providing more detail — especially in the oral pathology and esthetics chapters.
  • Revised sedation guidelines for pediatric patients (presented during the May 2004 AAPD meeting) are reflected, so that practitioners stay current on pain and anxiety control issues.

  • The latest caries risk assessment information (revised by the AAPD in 2002) is included.
  • Text boxes spotlight topics of interest, such as tobacco use, the Alternative Restorative Treatment, and brushing techniques for special-needs children.

  • Coverage includes anticipatory guidance, an innovative approach to preventive dentistry — this proactive developmentally based counseling system focuses on the needs of a child at a particular stage of life.

  • Coverage of orthodontic diagnosis and treatment situations is expanded, with more illustrations to provide readers with examples of clinical scenarios.

  • Contributions on dental trauma in the primary and transitional dentitions are completely rewritten to include the most current developments in trauma management.

  • A completely new contribution on pulp therapy for young permanent teeth offers a review of the normal histology of the primary pulp, and discusses the basis for the different forms of pulpal treatment for the primary dentition.

  • The behavior management chapter is revised to include the many recent changes in this field, a critical topic of interest when working with pediatric patients.

  • Coverage includes chlorhexidine varnish, an oral antimicrobial that continues to be an important tool in the fight against oral disease.
  • Emphasis is placed on age-appropriate topics throughout each section, such as genetic disorders in Conception to Age Three; managing trauma in The Primary Dentition Years and The Transitional Years; and esthetics and sports dentistry in Adolescence.

  • New appendixes include HIPAA information and a schedule for childhood immunizations — important information for any pediatric office.

Table of Contents

PART 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY 1. The Practical Importance of Pediatric Dentistry 2. Oral Pathologic Conditions and Soft Tissue Anomalies 3. Anomalies of the Developing Dentition 4. Oral and Dental Care of Local and Systemic Diseases 5. Topics in Pediatric Physiology 6. Nonpharmacologic Issues in Pain Perception and Control 7. Pain Perception Control 8. Pain Reaction Control: Sedation 9. Antimicrobials in Pediatric Dentistry 10. Medical Emergencies 11. Dental Public Health Issues in Pediatric Dentistry PART 2: CONCEPTION TO AGE THREE 12. The Dynamics of Change Physical Changes Cognitive Changes Emotional Changes Social Changes Epidemiology and Mechanisms of Dental Disease 13. Examination, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning of the Infant and Toddler 14. Prevention of Dental Disease 15. Introduction to Dental Trauma: Managing Traumatic Injuries in the Primary Dentition 16. Congenital Genetic Disorders and Syndromes PART 3: THE PRIMARY DENTITION YEARS: THREE TO SIX YEARS 17. The Dynamics of Change Physical Changes Cognitive Changes Emotional Changes Social Changes Epidemiology and Mechanisms of Dental Disease 18. Examination, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning 19. Prevention of Dental Disease 20. Dental Materials 21. Restorative Dentistry for the Primary Dentition 22. Pulp Therapy for the Primary Dentition 23. Patient Management 24. Periodontal Problems in Children and Adolescents 25. Space Maintenance in the Primary Dentition 26. Oral Habits 27. Orthodontic Treatment in the Primary Dentition 28. Local Anesthesia and Oral Surgery in Children PART 4: THE TRANSITIONAL YEARS: SIX TO TWELVE YEARS 29. The Dynamics of Change Physical Changes Cognitive Changes Emotional Changes Social Changes Epidemiology and Mechanisms of Dental Disease 30. Examination, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning 31. Prevention of Dental Disease 32. Pit and Fissure Sealants and Conservative Adhesive Restorations: Scientific and Clincial Rationale 33. Pulp Therapy for Young Permanent Dentition 34. Managing Traumatic Injuries in the Young Permanent Dentition 35. Treatment Planning and Treatment of Orthodontic Problems PART 5: ADOLESCENCE 36. The Dynamics of Change Physical Changes Cognitive Changes Social Changes Epidemiology and Mechanisms of Dental Disease 37. Examination, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning for General and Orthodontic Problems 38. Prevention of Dental Disease 39. Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry for the Adolescent 40. Sports Dentistry and Mouth Protection Appendixes
Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule - United States, 2004
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
Anticpatory Guidance for Children's Dental HEalth Childhood Immunization Schedule