Module 4 provides oral health professionals with information about preventive agents and measures that can promote oral health and reduce oral diseases in children with special health care needs (CSHCN). These agents and measures include fluoride application and antimicrobials such as chlorhexidine, xylitol, and systemic antibiotics; dental sealant application; and scaling and prophylaxis.
- Explain the difference between systemic fluorides and topical fluorides.
- Describe two ways that children can receive systemic fluorides and two ways that they can receive topical fluorides.
- Describe three types of antimicrobial agents used for children with special health care needs.
- Describe considerations for placing dental sealants in children with special health care needs.
- Explain why some children with special health care needs may require scaling and prophylaxis.