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.
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The branch of dentistry concerned with the dental care and treatment of children.
[G. pais, child, + odous, tooth]
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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In Jordan no data is available which shows how often amalgam is being used in pediatric dentistry.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) has recognized that "providing both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care to individuals with Special Health Care Needs (SHCNs) is an integral part of the specialty of pediatric dentistry," and SHCNs are defined as "any physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition that requires medical management, healthcare intervention, and/or use of specialized services or programs" [11].
Larsen, DMD, MS, Assistant Professor, Co-director, Advanced Specialty Education in Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, Stony Brook University, NY.
Pozos-Guillen, "Clinical comparison of pain perception rates between computerized local anesthesia and conventional syringe in pediatric patients," Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, vol.
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Tyagi, "Success rate of MTA pulpotomy on vital pulp of primary molars: a 3-year observational study," International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, vol.
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Several studies have shown that Tell Show Do (non- pharmacological technical) is the most commonly used technique in pediatric dentistry. It consists of explaining and demonstrating the technique and the instruments used during treatment.
Both are certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and are members of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association and the North Central Washington Dental Society.
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