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HomeModuleModule 1: An Introduction to Infants' and Young Children's Oral HealthModule 2: Managing Infants' and Young Children's Oral HealthModule 3: Oral Conditions and AbnormalitiesModule 4: Prevention of Oral DiseaseModule 5: Non-Nutritive Sucking HabitsModule 6: Oral InjuryModule 7: Infants and Young Children with Special Health Care NeedsContentsGlossaryEvaluationHelp
Module 3: Oral Conditions and Abnormalities
Module Contents
3.1 Recognizing Healthy Teeth, Soft Tissues, and Facial Bones
3.2 Healthy Teeth
3.3 Healthy Soft Tissues
Lips, Tongue, and
Oral Mucosa
Frena & Gingiva
Major Salivary Glands
3.4 Healthy Facial Bones
3.5 Tooth Conditions and Abnormalities
Dental Caries
Untreated Tooth Decay
Hypodontia & Anodontia
Amelogenesis Imperfecta
Dentinogenesis Imperfecta
Extrinsic and Intrinsic Enamel Coloration
3.6 Soft Tissue Conditions and Abnormalities
Epithelial Cysts
Congenital Epulis
Natal or Neonatal Teeth
Eruption Cysts
Fibroma & Papilloma
Key Points
References (current page)
Additional Resources

  1. Milgrom P, Weinstein P. 1999. Early Childhood Caries: A Team Approach to Prevention and Treatment. Seattle, WA: Office of Continuing Dental Education, University of Washington.

  2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2000. Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General. Rockville, MD: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

  3. Casamassimo P, ed. 1996. Bright Futures in Practice: Oral Health. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health.

  4. Caulfield PW, Griffen AL. 2000. Dental caries: An infectious and transmissible disease. Pediatric Clinics of North America 47(5):1001-1020.

  5. Griffen AL. 2000. Normal formation and development defects of the human dentition. Pediatric Clinics of North America 47(5):975-1000.

  6. Delaney JE, Keels MA. 2000. Pediatric oral pathology: Soft tissue and periodontal conditions. Pediatric Clinics of North America 47(5):1125-1147.

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