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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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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Recognizing the importance of establishing good dental hygiene practices early on in life, Flanders Pediatric Dentistry places a high priority on putting patients at ease to ensure a good experience every time.
He completed his internship and residency in pediatric dentistry at Indiana University.
2002), Risk assessment and epidemiology of dental caries: review of the literature, Pediatric Dentistry, vol.
The report also supports recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry that the first dental visit take place by the age of one -- and notes that even children as young as six months can benefit from dental care.
28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Huron Capital Partners LLC ("Huron Capital") announced today that its portfolio company, Michigan-based Spring & Sprout Dental Holdings ("Spring & Sprout"), has entered into an affiliation with Austin, Texas-based Rising Stars Pediatric Dentistry ("Rising Stars"), marking a significant geographic expansion of the Spring & Sprout business.
Summary: DUBAI -- More than 80 per cent of children in the UAE suffer from dental decay with a score of up to seven on the Decayed and Missed Filling Teeth (DMFT) Index, in which only one to two 2 is considered 'acceptable', according to Dr Khadija Al Suwaidi, specialist in Pediatric Dentistry at DentCare Centre International.
which houses Concord Pediatric Dentistry but has two floors vacant.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) released new oral health guidelines that advise all pregnant women to receive counseling and oral health care during pregnancy, and that infants undergo oral health assessment by their first birthday.
He held a bachelors degree in biology from Clark University in Worcester and a DDS and certificate in pediatric dentistry from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, in New York.
At The Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine he is Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry.
in association with the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Indiana University Medical Center, has produced two 10-minute videotapes about dental care for people with disabilities.

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