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Maternal and Child Health Bureau logoA Health Professionals Guide to Pediatric Oral Health Management
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 7: Infants and Young Children with Special Health Care Needs
Module Contents
Overview (current page)
7.1 Children with Special Health Care Needs
7.2 Oral Health Status
7.3 Oral Conditions
Oral Development
Oral Trauma
Bruxism
Oral Infections
Gingival Overgrowth
7.4 Interview and
Risk Assessment
Interview
Risk Assessment
7.5 Oral Screening
7.6 Anticipatory Guidance
7.7 Dental Visits
7.8 The Dental Home
Key Points
Post-Test
References
Additional Resources


Overview

Module 7 discusses how health professionals can help infants and young children with special health care needs achieve and maintain optimal oral health. The module offers a definition of children with special health care needs and reviews factors that place these infants and young children at increased risk for certain oral conditions. It includes information on oral conditions that may occur in infants and young children with special health care needs. In addition, the module offers guidance on how to perform an oral screening for these infants and young children and presents anticipatory guidance that health professionals can provide to parents.

 

Learning Objectives

Explain the federal definition of the term “children with special health care needs.”

 

Describe factors that place infants and young children with special health care needs at increased risk for certain oral conditions.

 

Describe oral conditions that may occur in infants and young children with special health care needs.

 

Demonstrate how to perform an oral screening.

 

Provide anticipatory guidance based on developmental stages and special health care needs.

 
Time to Complete this Lesson Module: Approximately 20 minutes
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