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Caries Management for Pediatric Dentistry

This series of articles offers an introduction to preventive oral health interventions for children, including guidelines for assessment of caries risk and more.

$75

Course Overview

12
CE Credits
6
Months to Access Course
12
Hours to Complete
50
Post-Course Assessment Questions

Earn CE credits while expanding your knowledge of caries management. This series of articles features guidelines for assessment of caries risk, general principles of examination, anticipatory guidance and preventive counseling, and oral treatment in pediatric dentistry. Results of studies on the use of lasers in pediatric dentistry, the relationship of mutans streptococci to caries incidence, and the effects of dental fluorosis in children are also explored.

These articles will help you understand the assessment of caries risk in contemporary pediatric dentistry, along with clinical decision-making guidelines regarding diagnostic, fluoride, dietary and restorative protocols. You’ll also be able to identify American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) guidelines on preventive oral health interventions for infants, children and adolescents, which help direct clinical decision-making. Additionally, this series covers the prevalence and severity of dental fluorosis between preschoolers who received fluoride varnish applications and those who received a placebo.

Course Credentials

Created:
October 2017
Updated:
September 2019
Next Review:
September 2022

Course Compatibility

Desktop, laptop and tablet

AGD Code: 730

After completing the articles, you will be able to:

  • Understand the assessment of caries risk in contemporary pediatric dentistry, along with clinical decision-making guidelines regarding diagnostic, fluoride, dietary and restorative protocols
  • Identify American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry guidelines on preventive oral health interventions for infants, children and adolescents, which help direct clinical decision-making
  • Understand the fundamentals, applications, benefits and limitations of laser use in pediatric dentistry
  • Recognize how mutans streptococci can predict cavity progression in children
  • Compare the prevalence and severity of dental fluorosis between preschoolers who received fluoride varnish applications and those who received a placebo

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These articles were previously published by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

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The DALE Foundation is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 9/1/2021 to 8/31/2024. Provider ID# 355127