Treatment Planning for the Developing Dentition

Author/Editor: Alyson P. Wray; Helen D. Rodd

Серия: QuintEssentials of Dental Practice, Vol. 26
Издадена: 1-st Edition 2005
Издател: Quintessence Publishing Co. Ltd.
Book, Hardcover, 150 pages, 119 images (colored)
Език: English
Раздели: Orthodontics, Patient Education, General Dentistry, Paediatric

This book presents the basic principles underlying sound treatment planning for the young patient, whose early experiences can significantly affect future behaviour and attitudes. It is a very valuable resource recommended for all dental practitioners involved with the developing dentition.

Chapter 1 covers the first dental visit and information gathering. It highlights the importance of leaving the child with a good lasting impression of their experience and addresses the pros and cons of the parent being present or absent during the visit. The steps in assessment are detailed thoroughly including radiographic and caries risk assessment before going on to describe the stages in treatment planning.

Chapter 2 deals with interceptive orthodontic treatment. It takes an interesting approach to screening using the acronym MOCDOO (missing, overjet, crossbite, displacements, overbite, others). The importance of early assessment is emphasized and examples of interceptive treatment are provided.

Chapter 3 concentrates on planning for prevention. It highlights preventive strategies which should be individualized, based on each child's risk of caries, erosion, gingival and periodontal disease, and trauma. It includes very useful tables on do's and don'ts of dietary advice, fluoride supplement prescription, fluoride toothpaste usage for children and fluoride rinses. The considerations for fissure sealants and mouthguards are also covered.

Chapter 4 Beginning with ‘why bother filling primary teeth?’ it then proceeds to planning restorative care in the overall treatment plan and the sequence of restorative treatment. The controversial area regarding the use of local anaesthetic for restorative treatment in children is discussed followed by the recommendations for rubber dam. Restorative materials, use of removable prostheses, bleaching and management of pulpally involved teeth are all considered. There is a concluding section on special restorative challenges encountered in children.

Chapter 5  These include management of pulpal pain, orofacial infections, trauma, non-accidental injury, acute temporomandibular joint pain and clinical/radiographic features of oral lesions which justify specialist referral.

Chapter 6 deals with a recall strategy. It explains that frequency of recalls for children should be based on individual clinical need but should be flexible and continually reassessed depending on new clinical findings and risk assessment.

Chapter 01: The First Visit and Information Gathering
Chapter 02: Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment
Chapter 03: Planning for Prevention
Chapter 04: The Restorative Phase of Treatment
Chapter 05: Management of the Dental Emergency
Chapter 06: Recall Strategy

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