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Comprehensive Approach to Early Childhood Caries

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Identifying high-risk individuals, providing patient-specific education, and embracing interprofessional care can help support pediatric oral health.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Define early childhood caries and its etiology.
  2. Discuss the role of risk assessment in caries prevention and management.
  3. Identify the importance of establishing a dental home in promoting oral health.
  4. Explain appropriate therapeutic and restorative approaches for caries management.
  5. Outline the role of medical providers in identifying caries risk in pediatric patients.

This course was issued in the December 2017 issue and expires 12/31/20. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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