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Main description:

This new edition is a complete guide to paediatric dentistry for undergraduate and postgraduate dental students.

Divided into nineteen sections, the book begins with an introduction to the specialty, oral examination, teeth identification and numbering, imaging, and growth and development of a child’s face, mouth and teeth.

The next chapters discuss diet and nutrition, plaque control and fluorides, and dental caries. Dental subspecialties including endodontics, orthodontics, restorative dentistry, periodontics, and surgery, each have their own dedicated sections.

The concluding chapters cover oral pathology, forensics, lasers, dental advances, and research.

The fourth edition has been fully revised to provide the latest information in the field and features many new topics including zirconia crowns, revascularisation and pulp regeneration, silver diamine fluoride, general anaesthesia, and presurgical nasoalveolar moulding in the management of cleft lip and palate.

Key points

  • Complete guide to paediatric dentistry for dental students

  • Fully revised fourth edition with many new topics

  • Highly illustrated with more than 1000 clinical photographs, diagrams and tables

  • Previous edition (9789351522324) published in 2014


Section 1: Introduction to Pediatric Dentistry

  1. Introduction                                                                   

  2. First Dental Visit                                                             

  3. Dental Home: A Primary Care Oral Health Concept   

  4. Pedodontic Clinic                                                           

  5. Practice Management                                                   


Section 2: Diagnosis in Pediatric Dentistry

  1. Oral Examination and Diagnosis                                   

  2. Teeth Identification and Numbering Systems             

  3. Radiographic Techniques                                              

  4. Digital Radiographic Diagnosis


Section 3: Growth and Development

  1. Developmental Milestones in Children                       

  2. Theories of Growth                                                        

  3. Prenatal and Postnatal Development of Head and Face

  4. Principles, Assessment and Factors Influencing Growth


Section 4: Developmental Aspects of Dentition

  1. Tooth Eruption and Shedding                                       

  2. Teething                                                                          

  3. Development of Occlusion                                            

  4. Morphology of Primary Dentition


Section 5: Behavioral Pedodontics

  1. Child Psychology                                                            

  2. Fear and Anxiety                                                            

  3. Psychometric Assessment of Dental Fear and Anxiety       

  4. Nonpharmacologic Behavior Management                 

  5. Conscious Sedation                                                        

  6. Behavior Management of Handicapped Child


Section 6: Preventive Pedodontics

  1. Diet and Nutrition                                                          

  2. Diet Counseling for the Prevention of Dental Caries  

  3. Pit and Fissure Sealants                                                 

  4. Plaque Control in Children                                            

  5. Plaque Control for the Disabled Child                          

  6. Fluorides


Section 7: Pediatric Orthodontics

  1. Oral Habits                                                                      

  2. Cephalometric Diagnosis                                               

  3. Preventive and Interceptive Orthodontics                  

  4. Myofunctional Therapy                                                 

  5. Model Analysis                                                               

  6. Pediatric Space Management                                       

  7. Serial Extractions                                                           

  8. Components of Removable Orthodontic Appliances 


Section 8: Cariology

  1. Dental Caries                                                                  

  2. Caries Risk Assessment                                                 

  3. Diagnostic Aids in Dental Caries                                   

  4. Early Childhood Caries                                                   

  5. Rampant Caries                                                              

  6. Chemomechanical Caries Removal                              


Section 9: Restorative Dentistry

  1. Pediatric Operative Dentistry                                       

  2. Commonly Used Restorative Materials in Pediatric Dentistry

  3. Minimal Intervention                                                    

  4. Atraumatic Restorative Treatment                              

  5. Stainless Steel Crowns in Pediatric Dentistry              

  6. Anterior Crowns in Pediatric Dentistry                        


Section 10: Pediatric Endodontics

  1. Primary Root Canal Morphology                                  

  2. Pulp and Periapical Diseases                                         

  3. Diagnostic Pulp Testing                                                 

  4. Endodontic Armamentarium                                        

  5. Pulp Therapy for Vital Teeth                                         

  6. Pulp Therapy for Nonvital Teeth                                  

  7. Rotary Endodontics in Primary Molars                        


Section 11: Gingiva and Periodontium in Children

  1. Normal Features of Gingiva                                          

  2. Gingivitis in Children                                                      

  3. Periodontal Diseases in Children                                  


Section 12: Oral Surgical Procedures in Children

  1. Infection Control                                                            

  2. Local Anesthesia                                                            

  3. Pediatric Exodontia                                                        

  4. Traumatic Injuries to Anterior Teeth                           

  5. Pediatric Minor Oral Surgery                                        

  6. Maxillofacial Trauma in Children                                  


Section 13: Hospital Dentistry

  1. Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice                     

  2. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation                                   

  3. General Anesthesia in Pediatric Dentistry                   

  4. Pharmacological Considerations in Pediatric Dentistry 


Section 14: Dentistry for the Special Child

  1. Dental Consideration of Differently-Abled Child        

  2. Cleft Lip and Palate                                                        

  3. Prosthodontic Management of Pediatric Patient       


Section 15: Pediatric Oral Pathology

  1. Developmental Anomalies of Dentition                      

  2. Common Orofacial Syndromes in Children                 

  3. Common Oral Pathologic Conditions Associated with Pediatric Dentistry                                                                    


Section 16: Forensic Pedodontics

  1. Child Abuse and Neglect                                               

  2. Bite Marks                                                                      


Section 17: Lasers in Pediatric Dentistry

  1. Introduction, Principle and Types of Laser                  

  2. Applications and Hazards of Laser                               


Section 18: Advancements in Pediatric Dentistry

  1. Applications of Nanosciences in Pediatric Dentistry

  2. Dental Implants in Children

  3. Zirconia Crowns in Pediatric Dentistry

  4. Concepts Of Revascularization And Pulp Regeneration

  5. Silver Diamine Fluoride

  6. General Anesthesia in Pediatric Dentistry

  7. Presurgical Nasoalveolar Moulding in Management of Cleft Lip and Palate


Section 19: Research Methodology in Pedodontics

  1. Biostatistics in Dentistry

  2. Research Methodology

  3. Dental Indices




ISBN-13: 9789352705290
Publisher: Jaypee Medical (Jaypee Brothers,Medical Publishers Pvt. Ltd.)
Publication date: October, 2018
Pages: 1120
Weight: 571g
Availability: Not yet available
Subcategories: Dentistry


Nikhil Marwah BDS MDS

Professor, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Mahatma Gandhi Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India


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