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Early Childhood Caries and the Role of Pediatricians in its Prevention

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avatar Nahid Ramazani ORCID 1 , * , avatar Hamid Reza Poureslami 2 , avatar Rahil Ahmadi 3 , avatar Mohsen Ramazani 4

1 Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, [email protected], Iran

2 Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran

3 Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Shahed University, Iran

4 Department of Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Iran

How to Cite: Ramazani N, Poureslami H, Ahmadi R, Ramazani M. Early Childhood Caries and the Role of Pediatricians in its Prevention. J Compr Ped.2(2): 47-52.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Journal of Comprehensive Pediatrics: 2 (2); 47-52
Article Type: Review Article
Received: December 1, 2009
Accepted: February 1, 2010
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Abstract

The aim of this study is to review the existing literature about early childhood caries and the role of pediatricians in regards to prevention of this condition. Early childhood caries is a multi-factorial disease and several factors are implicated in its establishment. Control of this disease is very difficult and affected children have diminished oral health-related quality of life. Taking all evidence together, we propose that physicians and specially pediatricians have an important task to help parents in preventing early childhood caries by delivering suitable and organized information.

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