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Treating Bruxism in Children

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Although bruxing is common in pediatric patients, there is no consensus on practice guidelines — thus, clinicians should consider the following when planning treatment.

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

  1. Discuss bruxism, as well as clinical considerations when treating bruxing in pediatric patients.
  2. Explain its prevalence, and possible etiologies for bruxing in this population.
  3. List clinical challenges to diagnosis and treatment of bruxism in children and adolescents.

This course was issued in the February 2018 issue and expires 2/28/21. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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