PEDI 521   Pediatric Dentistry I

Cr: 2  (1 Lec., 3 Pract.)  Prerequisite PEDI 422

The course represents a substantial foundation for practicing comprehensive dentistry with children. The topics teach the student basic knowledge concerning clinical assessment of the child, diagnosis and  treatment plan formulation, various caries assessment modalities and their role in caries prediction and management. The course is also designed to help the student to recognize the behavioural characteristics’ of children and implement techniques of behavioural management for children. It is also designed to help the students to recognize management techniques for children with traumatic injuries. Students will be able to practice standard comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for children from birth, childhood through adolescence based on proper anticipatory guidance.