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Pediatric Dentistry is the official publication of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. It is published bi-monthly and is internationally recognized as the leading journal in the area of pediatric dentistry. The journal promotes the practice, education and research specifically related to the specialty of pediatric dentistry. This peer-reviewed journal features scientific articles, case reports and abstracts of current pediatric dental research.


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Journal of Dentistry for Children

Acquired after the merger between the American Society of Dentistry for Children and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in 2002, the Journal of Dentistry for Children (JDC) is an internationally renowned journal whose publishing dates back to 1934. Published three times a year, JDC promotes the practice, education and research specifically related to the specialty of pediatric dentistry. It covers a wide range of topics related to the clinical care of children, from clinical techniques of daily importance to the practitioner, to studies on child behavior and growth and development. JDC also provides information on the physical, psychological and emotional conditions of children as they relate to and affect their dental health.


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Open Access

Open Access: The principle that research should be accessible online, for free, immediately after publication—is improving the way scholarly information is shared. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has begun making select articles from Pediatric Dentistry available as Open Access articles.

November-December 2018

How Effective are Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block and Supplemental Intraligamentary Injections in Pediatric Patients with Deep Carious Permanent Mandibular Molars?

September-October 2018

The Influence of Parenting Style on Child Behavior and Dental Anxiety

July-August 2018

The Effects of Primary Canine Loss on Permanent Lower Dental Midline Stability

May-June 2018

Usage of Behavior Guidance Techniques Differes by Provider and Practice Characteristics

March-April 2018

Are U.S. Dentists Adequately Trained to Care for Children?

Retrospective Analysis of Candida-related Conditions in Infancy and Early Childhood Caries

January-February 2018

Does Achievement of Hemostasis After Pulp Exposure Provide an Accurate Assessment of Pulp Inflammation?

November-December 2017

Are Hypomineralized Primary Molars and Canines Associated with Molar-Incisor Hypomineralization?

September-October 2017

Bioactive Tricalcium Silicate-based Dentin Substitute as an Indirect Pulp Capping Material for Primary Teeth: A 12-month Follow-up

July-August 2017

Costs and Resource Use Among Child Patients Receiving Silver Nitrate/Fluroide Varnish Caries Arrest

May-June 2017

Pediatric Phantom Dosimetry of Kodak 9000 Cone-beam Computed Tomography

March-April 2017

Effectiveness of Xylitol in Reducing Dental Caries in Children

January-February 2017

Phase Four, Randomized, Double-Blinded, Controlled Trial of Phentolamine Mesylate in Two-to-Five-year-old Dental Patients

November-December 2016

Bedsharing and Oral Health-related Feeding Behaviors Among Zero- to Three-year-old Children

September-October 2016

Fluoride Varnish Applications in Preschoolers and Dental Fluorosis in Permanent Incisors: Results of a Nested-cohort Study Within a Clinical Trial 

July-August 2016

Improving Quality in Dentistry: An Imperative for the Profession

Sealants for Preventing and Arresting Pit-and-fissure Occlusal Caries in Primary and Permanent Molars and 

Evidence-based clinical practice guideline for the use of pit-and-fissure sealants 

Guidelines for Monitoring and Management of Pediatric Patients Before, During, and After Sedation for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures: Update 2016

Very High Salivary Streptococcus Mutans Predicts Caries Progression in Young Children

May-June 2016

Silver Diamine Fluoride in Pediatric Dentistry Training Programs: Survey of Graduate Program Directors

March-April 2016

Project USAP 2010: Use of Sedative Agents in Pediatric Agents in Pediatric Dentistry -- a 25-year Follow-up Survey

January-February 2016

Double-Blind Crossover Study to Compare Pain Experience During Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block Administration Using Buffered Two Percent Lidocaine in Children

November-December 2015

Listening to Parents: A Qualitative Look at the Dental and Oral Care Experiences of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

September-October 2015

Protocol for a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Vital Pulp Therapy for Children with Deep Caries in the Primary Dentition

Assessing Temperament as a Predictor of Oral Sedation Success Using the Children’s Behavior Questionnaire Short Form  

July-August 2015

Pediatric Dentist Density and Preventive Care Utilization for Medicaid Children

 May-June 2015

Proceedings of the Symposium on Innovations in the Prevention and Management of Early Childhood Caries (Full Issue)

 March-April 2015

Dental Sealants Guidelines Development: 2002-2014

 January-February 2015

The Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Exchanges: An Opportunity to Lead Change

The Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Exchanges: Advocacy Efforts for Children's Oral Health

The Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Exchanges: Effects on the Pediatric Dental Benefit

 November-December 2014

Do Early Dental Visits Reduce Treatment and Treatment Costs for Children?

 September-October 2014

Hospital-based Emergency Department Visits with Dental Conditions among Children in the United States: Nationwide Epidemiological Data



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