An emerging awareness of the nature
and severity of oral disease and its serious implications
for general health has made it imperative that all
professionals engage more actively in oral health
promotion and disease prevention.
Module 1 discusses the health professional’s
role in promoting infants’ and young children’s oral health. It summarizes recent trends, which indicate
that preventable oral diseases still afflict the majority
of U.S. children. The module also discusses how oral
health is related to general health and well-being.
Describe the health professional’s
role in promoting infants’ and children’s
List recent trends in oral
health in the United States.
Explain the relationship
between oral health, general health, and well-being.