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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 HealthProgram

Preventive action plan

for infants and very

young children


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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


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First Step

  • See them early!

  • Complete caries risk assessment

  • Follow AAP, AGD and ADA recommendations for first dental visit.


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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)


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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)


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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)



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Risk Assessment

  • How to assess risk

    • Mother/caregiver

    • Infant/child

  • What to do:

    • BFE (benign floral enhancement)

    • Diet review/recommendations


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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


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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)


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Benign Floral Enhancement(BFE): Infant

  • Caries removal (ART)

  • Diet modification

  • Optimize oral hygiene

  • Judicious administration of fluoride (systemic and topical)


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Now What?(Reappoint status)

  • Referral

  • Periodicity of recall



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