General Dentists can Facilitate Infant, Toddler Oral Care
June 14, 2012 11:25 AM
Immediate Past President Dr. Rhea Haugseth contributed an article to Dr.Bicuspid.com titled, "General dentists can facilitate infant, toddler oral care," which touched on how children’s oral health is an important component in many dental offices.
Dr. Haugseth states:
"The prevention of dental disease in our youngest patients needs to be a priority if we are to positively impact the rising decay rate in this segment of our population. While decay rates have been decreasing in school-age children and adolescents, it is on the rise in preschoolers. Remaining cavity-free is a goal that can be achieved, and establishing a "dental home" is one of the best ways to do this. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) has defined the dental home as "the ongoing relationship between the dentist and the patient, inclusive of all aspects of oral health care delivered in a comprehensive, continuously accessible, coordinated, and family-centered way."
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