Policy on Oral Health Care Programs for Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Individuals with Special Health Care Needs


The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recognizes the importance of education, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment necessary to maintain the oral health of infants, children, adolescents, and individuals with special health care needs through preventive and restorative care. Comprehensive health care cannot be achieved unless oral care is included in all health service programs.