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Date

2016

Abstract

Dental health is an important part of pediatric growth and development. Childhood dental caries represent the most common childhood disease, more than four times as common as asthma and seven times as common as hay fever. In the state of Vermont in 2009-2010, 34% of children in grades 1-3 had a history of dental caries. Furthermore, patients of low socioeconomic status, racial or ethnic minorities and patients with disabilities bear a much greater burden of pediatric dental caries. This project aimed to improve pediatric oral health at Milton Family Practice through an educational handout, and to provide resources for finding a dentist, particularly for patients with Medicaid insurance or who are uninsured.

Clinical Site

Milton Family Practice

Keywords

Dental caries, pediatric oral health, Vermont, oral hygiene

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Improving Pediatric Oral Health through the Primary Care Physician

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