Now in full color, this text uses a unique age-specific organization to discuss all aspects of pediatric dentistry from infancy through adolescence. Each age-specific section covers the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social changes that children experience, as well as the epidemiology of dental disease at that age. Other chapters explore the examination, treatment planning, radiographic concerns, prevention, trauma, restorative dentistry, pulp therapy, orthodontics, and behavior management of each age range.
begins with an introduction to the basic information and topics pertinent to children of all ages, then divides up the rest of the text by age group to cover the specific changes the child experiences physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially. In most cases, particular dental issues are discussed only once, at the point in a child's development at which they are most appropriate.
Section on children from conception to age three covers conditions such as cleft palate, disturbances in calcification, unusual numbers of teeth, oral habits, caries, and the development of malocclusions that start during these years.
Chapter on aesthetic restorative dentistry for the adolescent looks at material selection, tooth color and form, diastemas, discolored teeth, bleaching and more.
Chapter on sport dentistry and mouth protection covershow to evaluate child/adolescent athletes, the different types of mouth protection available, and professional activities in sports dentistry.
Chapter on the diagnosis of oral lesions and developmental anomalies uses tables and extensive illustrations to depict developmental anomalies, white soft tissue lesions and enlargements, dark soft tissue lesions, ulcerative lesions, radiolucent lesions of bone, mixed radiolucent and radiopaque lesions of bone.
Full-color design creates an immediate visual impact and better illustrates concepts and dental conditions.
Table of Contents Part 1: Fundamentals of Pediatric Dentistry 1. The Practical Importance of Pediatric Dentistry 2. Differential Diagnosis of Oral Lesions and Developmental Anomalies 3. Anomalies of the Developing Dentition 4. Oral and Dental Care of Local and Systemic Diseases 5. Topics in Pediatric Physiology 6. Nonpharmacologic Issues in Pain Perception and Control 7. Pain Perception Control 8. Pain Reaction Control: Sedation 9. Antimicrobials in Pediatric Dentistry 10. Medical Emergencies 11. Dental Public Health Issues in Pediatric Dentistry Part 2: Conception to Age Three 12. The Dynamics of Change 13. Examination, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning of the Infant and Toddler 14. Prevention of Dental Disease 15. Introduction to Dental Trauma: Managing Traumatic Injuries in the Primary Dentition 16. Congenital Genetic Disorders and Syndromes Part 3: The Primary Dentition Years: Three to Six Years 17. The Dynamics of Change 18. Examination, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning 19. Prevention of Dental Disease 20. Dental Materials 21. Restorative Dentistry for the Primary Dentition 22. Pulp Therapy for the Primary Dentition 23. Behavior Guidance of the Pediatric Dental Patient 24. Periodontal Problems in Children and Adolescents 25. Space Maintenance in the Primary Dentition 26. Oral Habits 27. Orthodontic Treatment in the Primary Dentition 28. Local Anesthesia and Oral Surgery in Children Part 4: The Transitional Years: Six to Twelve Years 29. The Dynamics of Change 30. Examination, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning 31. Prevention of Dental Disease 32. Pit and Fissure Sealants: Scientific and Clinical Rationale 33. Pulp Therapy for Young Permanent Dentition 34. Managing Traumatic Injuries in the Young Permanent Dentition 35. Treatment Planning and Treatment of Orthodontic Problems PART 5: Adolescence 36. The Dynamics of Change 37. Examination, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning for General and Orthodontic Problems 38. Prevention of Dental Disease 39. Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry for the Adolescent 40. Sports Dentistry and Mouth Protection Appendixes Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule - United States 2004 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) of 1996 Anticipatory Guidance for Children's Dental Health