Oral health of infants and toddlers and associated health outcomes: Are best practices falling short?
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
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Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Discuss the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Association of Pediatrics recommendations for infant and toddler oral health Identify potential adverse health outcomes of poor oral health in infants and toddlers Evaluate potential barriers to implementation of the best practices in infant and toddler oral health
Keyword(s): Oral Health, Maternal and Child Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: o I have been the primary analyst and research manager for multiple grants including the Children's HealthWatch Study at Boston University. This center focuses on a broad range of issues involving child health, oral health and nutrition. Among my scientific interests and the mission of our study has been the development of strategies to improve health outcomes, inclusive of oral health, for children age 0-4.
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