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ERIC Number: EJ775582
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Expect the Best for Your Child's Dental Home
Casamassimo, Paul
Exceptional Parent, v37 n9 p50-52 Sep 2007
Too many parents of children with special healthcare needs come upon dental care for their child out of necessity or urgency. In order to make the relationship most beneficial, the preferred way is to establish a Dental Home during the child's infancy. The Dental Home is the oral health corollary of the Medical Home concept that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has fostered to improve the quality of care for children, beginning at birth. Midway in this current decade, most professional organizations concerned about oral health of children united to push for a national practice shift to place every child in a Dental Home by his or her first birthday. The American Dental Association, the AAP, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry all support the Dental Home--a concept now synonymous with the age-one dental visit. The purpose of this article is to mentor families to seek the best care for their child and to establish a life-long relationship with a dentist who can meet the parents' needs and those of their child. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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