The course is designed to help the student to recognize the morphologic modifications of cavity preparations in primary teeth and develop the clinical judgment concerning the restorative materials used. Principles of pulp therapy, the concepts, etiologic factors, and clinical picture of nursing and rampant caries are also covered. This course also provides practical and relevant information that help the student to provide recommendations to parents regarding nursing habits to prevent the conditions. Early childhood caries (ECC) is also covered with special emphasis on management and prevention of the disease as well as the value of caries. Child management both psychologically and pharmacologically will also be addressed to allow students to be prepared with some information about the child psychology before being in charge of treating child patient. Students will be allowed to enter the clinics with senior students to give oral hygiene instructions to the pediatric patients and parents and to be familiar to the atmosphere.
Prerequisite PEDI 421