pediatric dentistry

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1. that branch of the healing arts concerned with the teeth and associated structures of the oral cavity, including prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and restoration of defective or missing teeth.
2. the work done by dentists, e.g., the creation of restoration, crowns, and bridges, and surgical procedures performed in and about the oral cavity.
3. the practice of the dental profession collectively.
operative dentistry dentistry concerned with restoration of parts of the teeth that are defective as a result of disease, trauma, or abnormal development to a state of normal function, health, and esthetics.
pediatric dentistry the branch of dentistry that deals with teeth and mouth conditions of children.
preventive dentistry dentistry concerned with maintenance of a normal masticating mechanism by fortifying the structures of the oral cavity against damage and disease.
prosthetic dentistry prosthodontics.


The branch of dentistry concerned with the dental care and treatment of children.
[G. pais, child, + odous, tooth]

pediatric dentistry

the branch of dentistry devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of dental problems affecting children. Also called pedodontics.

pe·di·at·ric den·tis·try

(pē'dē-at'rik den'tis-trē)
The branch of dentistry concerned with the dental care and treatment of children.
Synonym(s): pedodontia, pedodontics, paediatric dentistry.

pe·di·at·ric den·tis·try

(pē'dē-at'rik den'tis-trē)
Branch of practice concerned with diagnosis, management, and treatment of dental and orofacial conditions in children.
Synonym(s): pedodontia, pedodontics, paediatric dentistry.

Patient discussion about pediatric dentistry

Q. How can I prevent baby caries? Hi, I’m pregnant on my 34 week and my older son had baby caries, I would like to prevent that this time.

A. You can buy or sometimes get from your dentist a special toothpaste for infants to rub on thier teeth and gums.

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We all have a love for pediatric dentistry, and it is evident in our patient care.
According to the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry on the need to study nonpharmacologic behaviour-management techniques by means of various clinical protocols, the present study was undertaken to compare the effects of filmed modelling and the Tell--show-do method on anxiety in children undergoing dental treatment based on their heart rates and modified venhams anxiety scale.
Their application in pediatric dentistry include anesthesia, traumatized anterior teeth treatment, muscle spasms and cellulitis treatment, temporomandibular joint problems treatment, attenuation of Gag reflex and reduction of postsurgical complications.
In recent years, ABS has been proposed as an alternative pulpotomy medicament to FC and FS in primary teeth in pediatric dentistry.
1 Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Dental School of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Inter- national Branch, Tehran, Iran
Relations between dental and somatic pain in children International Journal of Pediatric dentistry 2010; 20:201-6.
Boulter chairs the AAP Oral Health Initiative, and is also chair of the Section on Pediatric Dentistry and Oral Health.
Matthew Lahair have opened a pediatric dentistry office at 102 Shore Drive, Worcester.
2003) the role of Caries Prevention Protocol in Pediatric Dentistry, Specialty Programs, Journal of California Dental Association http://www.
Pediatric dentistry was defined several years ago as an age-defined specialty that comprises all dentistry aspects.

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