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ERIC Number: EJ847180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Dental Disease in Infants and Toddlers: A Transdisciplinary Health Concern and Approach
Finn, Emanuel; Wolpin, Scott
Zero to Three (J), v25 n3 p28-33 Jan 2005
This article describes the consequences of dental disease among children under age 3. "Early childhood carries" (ECC) is preventable but is still a major public health problem--especially in poor and medically underserved communities--due to lack of awareness about prevention. The authors explain that in transdisciplinary care, practitioners work together as a "health-care team," viewing the patient--not the disease--as the center of the process. This team includes pediatricians, nurse practitioners, and ob/gyns, who can suggest simple ECC screening and detection techniques. By learning about the seriousness of ECC, parents and caregivers can take proper steps to prevent it or seek recommended treatment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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