Colgate Oral Care Report Series- Volume 22 – No 1 – Severe Early Childhood Caries: Is there a Newly Recognized Pathogen?

Dominick P. DePaola

Early childhood caries (ECC) is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood.

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This issue of the Colgate Oral Care Report  cover this topic as well as the Impact of Hospitalization on Oral Health as well as Visiting Dental Practices Over Healthcare Providers:  An opportunity to Identify Unaddressed Systemic Health Conditions at Dental Visits.

Learning objectives:

Upon completion of reading these articles, the clinician will be able to:

  • Learn the details of an important study that unveiled a new microbial species associated with severe early childhood caries
  • See why the dental professional’s ability to uncover symptoms of various systemic health disorders has taken on greater significance
  • Understand why poor oral health in hospital settings can contribute to an increased incidence of hospital-acquired infections
  • Know why a licorice-containing lollipop could become a unique way of preventing tooth decay
  • Discover disparities in the use of different restorative materials between North American dental schools and practices of those of other regions of the world