Despite significant improvements in our understanding of the pathogenesis of dental caries, it remains one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood. Given that few very young children actually attend dental health services, there is a role for non-dental healthcare professionals in the prevention of dental disease and the promotion of oral health. This presentation will take an evidence based approach to explore opportunities for increased collaboration between dental and non-dental healthcare professionals to optimize the health outcomes for children. The role and responsibilities of the dental profession in developing this model of shared care will also be discussed.
|Translated title of the contribution||They’re only baby teeth: who should care?|
|Pages (from-to)||42 - 44|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Annals of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2010|