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.

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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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The research has been described as "shocking" by a dentistry professor, and a consultant in paediatric dentistry said it "beggars belief ".
Paediatric dentistry consultant Dr Stephen Frayle partly blamed parents who allow them to snack on sugary treats and warned products marketed as "no sugar added" may contain high acid levels.
In the last issue of the European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry (Volume 13 issue 1 for February 2012) there was a short communication published presenting the results of a pan-European comparison of the management of carious primary molar teeth by postgraduates in Paediatric Dentistry.
The policy has been published in the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry.
Any greater erosion of enamel linked to juice was likely to be due to the way it was consumed and the frequency, said Prof Monty Duggal, head of paediatric dentistry at Leeds Dental Institute.
OSAS was confirmed by polysomnography in either the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at the Saitama Children's Medical Center in Saitama, Japan, or in the Department of Paediatric Dentistry at the Nihon University School of Dentistry in Tokyo.
Dr Elizabeth O'Sullivan, a senior registrar in paediatric dentistry, said: "Alcopops are very popular - over pounds 265million worth were sold in 1996.
The latest developments in paediatric dentistry including new restorative approaches and behaviour management, dietary advice and treatment of the handicapped patient
However we have some concerns about the reported information concerning the opinions of postgraduate students in Paediatric Dentistry, and the clinical implications of those opinions.
The authors conclude that mistakes, negligence and legal offences occur commonly during various operative dental treatments in paediatric dentistry and means to raise awareness and to implement regulations should be addressed to limit these mistakes.
About 3 years ago I was asked to coordinate a special issue for the European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry.
Since the latter statement was made several supporting manuscripts reviewing laser-assisted paediatric dentistry have been published [Martens, 2003; Boj, 2005; Gutknecht, 2005; Olivi et al.