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Previous studies suggest that primary tooth eruption (PTE) in preterm infants is related primarily to gestational age, but the impact of other neonatal factors has not been studied. In a prospective longitudinal study, the timing and sequence of PTE were documented by a pictorial PTE record completed by the parents and by frequent oral exams in 14 preterm(More)
This study describes the histologic characteristics of root surfaces of primary teeth from children with prepubertal periodontitis (PP). Fifteen primary teeth from 4 children with PP, and 2 control primary teeth from 2 healthy children were examined. Light microscopy revealed normal root surfaces in the control teeth. In contrast, the PP specimens revealed(More)
Questioning has long been a basic teaching technique. Dental instructors are encouraged to use questions more frequently in preclinical and clinical courses. The objective of this educational method is to stimulate the independent thinking essential to daily practice and professional growth. This article discusses one category of questions and presents(More)
Many of the dental problems of childhood can be prevented if the physician recognizes and encourages good preventive habits, treats when indicated, and refers appropriately. With sound knowledge of health and disease of the oral and dental structures, the physician can enhance the chances of children growing up under optimal medical and dental conditions.
This article discusses the more common oral and dental emergencies that children and adolescents may present to a physician. Many of these problems represent true emergencies that require immediate treatment or referral, whereas others are more common and less critical problems perceived by the child's parents as needing immediate attention. The problems(More)