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Primary Prevention for Pediatric Patients

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Establishing good oral health in this population requires the use of evidence-based guidelines for caries risk assessment and management.

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

  1. Explain the concept of the age 1 dental visit and establishing a dental home, as well as key components of the pediatric visit.
  2. Describe methods to engage patients and parent/caregivers to establish oral health goals.
  3. List preventive and caries management approaches that are appropriate to this patient population.

This course was issued in the October 2017 issue and expires 10/31/20. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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