Dental professionals are frequently involved in the care of pediatric and/or adolescent patients. The purpose of this course is to outline the oral health needs and problems unique to the pediatric and adolescent populations. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. Outline the eruption sequence, anatomy, and morphology of deciduous teeth.
2. List the restorative options for deciduous and permanent teeth in children and adolescents.
3. Evaluate the preventive dentistry options that can benefit deciduous and permanent teeth.
4. Cite the major differences in the use of medications for dental treatment of children and adolescents compared to their adult counterparts.
5. Identify oral lesions that accompany common childhood and adolescent diseases.
6. Evaluate the common oral and maxillofacial signs of child and adolescent abuse.
7. Describe possible oral manifestations of eating disorders.
This 6-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.