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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Does the Dental Profession Know How To Care for the Primary Dentition?
4247.0: Tuesday, December 13, 2005: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Does the Dental Profession Know How To Care for the Primary Dentition?
Protocols in dentistry dictate that carious primary teeth must be restored; otherwise it will result in pain, infection, and extraction. Restorative dental care can prevent these untoward outcomes. Yet, few studies have established that a restored primary dentition places a child at a greater advantage than a non-restored dentition. In a time of growing disease rates, inadequate resources, and limited access to care, is it time to examine if public funding could be better spent on prevention rather than on restorative dental care?
Learning Objectives: 1. Understand access issues that limit restorative care 2. Learn about non-traditional caries management approaches. 3. Prioritize outcome measures to measure the effectiveness of restorative care of primary dentition.
Moderator(s):Alice Horowitz, PhD, MPH
2:30 PMDental care of young children: The quest for an evidence base  [ Recorded presentation ]
Martin Tickle, Dr
2:50 PMEffectiveness of the ART approach in the management of dental caries
Jo E. Frencken, DDS, MSc, PhD
3:05 PMHave we considered all outcomes of restorative care for primary teeth?  [ Recorded presentation ]
Amid Ismail
3:20 PMRe-Examining the Need to Restore the Primary Dentition in Times of Limited Access  [ Recorded presentation ]
Jonathan David Shenkin, DDS, MPH
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Oral Health
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Oral Health

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA