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Dental caries has been called a silent epidemic and is the most prevalent chronic disease affecting children. Though much has been written on the science and practice of managing this disease, publications are diverse in their loci, preventing easy access to the reader. Early Childhood Oral Health coalesces all the important information related to this topic in a comprehensive reference for students, academics, and practitioners. This second edition expands the scope of the first and puts an additional focus on interprofessional and global efforts that are necessary to manage the growing disease crisis and screening and risk assessment efforts that have expanded with the boom of new technologies. With updated references and incorporating the latest research, chapters address the biology and epidemiology of caries, the clinical management of early childhood caries, risk assessment, and early diagnosis. Other topics include public health approaches to managing caries worldwide, implementation of new caries pre
John Wiley & Sons Inc
October 6, 2015
About the author
Joel Berg, DDS, MS, is Dean of the School of Dentistry at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has established the Center for Early Childhood Oral Health (ECOH), which brings together experts from various fields who are collectively devoted to improving oral health in children. The University of Washington is also home to Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD), a program internationally recognized for its advances in early childhood oral health. Rebecca L. Slayton, DDS, PhD, is Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Washington and Director of the Center for Pediatric Dentistry. She also serves as the Director of the Department of Dentistry at Seattle Children s Hospital.