Does Your Child Have a Dental Home?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a dental home be established with every child before 12 months of age, including a referral to dental specialists, as appropriate. Dr. Warren A. Brill (Md.) authored a byline for Dentistry IQ in which he outlined the Age One visit in further detail, as well as the definition of a child’s dental home. In the article, Brill defined a dental home as the following:
“... 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,” said Dr. Brill.
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