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Infant Oral Health Program. Preventive action plan for infants and very young children. Early Infant Oral Health. “It is EASY” It is a win-win situation for your patients and you PREVENTIVE rather than REACTIVE Adds a new set of patients to your practice ($)

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infant oral health program

Infant Oral HealthProgram

Preventive action plan

for infants and very

young children

early infant oral health
Early Infant Oral Health
  • “It is EASY”
  • It is a win-win situation for your patients and you
  • PREVENTIVE rather than REACTIVE
  • Adds a new set of patients to your practice ($)
  • Allows you to retain patients for longer periods
first step
First Step
  • See them early!
  • Complete caries risk assessment
  • Follow AAP, AGD and ADA recommendations for first dental visit.
physical exam
Physical Exam
  • Knee to knee exam (Clinical exam)
  • What to look for
    • Plaque and inflammation
    • Stain
    • Decay
  • What to do:
    • Prophy and fluoride
    • ART (atraumatic restorative technique)
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Physical Exam

  • Knee to knee exam (Clinical exam)
  • What to look for
    • Plaque and inflammation
    • Stain
    • Decay
  • What to do:
    • Prophy and fluoride
    • ART (atraumatic restorative technique)
general oral hygiene assessment
General Oral Hygiene Assessment

No Plaque

Plaque

Compliance

Diet

No Inflammation

Performance Brushing

Non-Compliance

Inflammation

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Physical Exam

  • Knee to knee exam (Clinical exam)
  • What to look for
    • Plaque and inflammation
    • Stain
    • Decay
  • What to do:
    • Prophy and fluoride
    • ART (atraumatic restorative technique)
risk assessment
Risk Assessment
  • How to assess risk
    • Mother/caregiver
    • Infant/child
  • What to do:
    • BFE (benign floral enhancement)
    • Diet review/recommendations
risk groups for dental caries
Risk Groups For Dental Caries
  • Children with special health care needs
  • Children of mothers with a high caries rate
  • Children with demonstrable caries, plaque, demineralization, and/or staining
  • Children who sleep with a bottle or breastfeed throughout the night
  • Later-order offspring
  • Children in families of low socioeconomic status
benign floral enhancement bfe maternal
Benign Floral Enhancement(BFE): Maternal
  • Treat decay and perio (ideally preconception)
  • Diet modification
  • Optimize oral hygiene
  • Judicious administration of fluoride
  • Integration of xylitol gum, (4X/QD)
benign floral enhancement bfe infant
Benign Floral Enhancement(BFE): Infant
  • Caries removal (ART)
  • Diet modification
  • Optimize oral hygiene
  • Judicious administration of fluoride (systemic and topical)
now what reappoint status
Now What?(Reappoint status)
  • Referral
  • Periodicity of recall
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