In 2000 the US Surgeon General announced that dental caries is a "silent epidemic" and the most prevalent disease affecting children. Though much has been written on the science and clinical practice information related to managing this disease, the publications are diverse in their loci preventing easy access to the reader. Early Childhood Oral Health
coalesces all important information related to early childhood oral health in a comprehensive reference for students and other academics. In addition to a thorough discussion of preventing childhood caries, other topics include public health approaches to managing caries worldwide, implementation of new programs to mitigate dental caries in preschoolers, fluoride regimens, and new technologies in caries risk assessment in infants and toddlers. A must-read for practicing and studying pediatric dentists, cariologists, and public health dentists, Early Childhood Oral Health is also relevant for pediatricians and pediatric nursing specialists worldwide.
Keywords: pediatric oral health, pediatric dentistry, infant dentistry, childhood caries