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J Mass Dent Soc. 2012 Fall;61(3):22-7.

Infant oral health is the current standard of care.

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  • 1Boston Children's Hospital, USA.


Despite professional recommendations calling for earlier first dental visits, Massachusetts children, on average, have their first dental visit at 3 years of age. This article will discuss the age-one dental visit and early establishment of a dental home. The components of an infant oral health visit will be outlined, including how to efficiently and effectively perform a caries risk assessment and a successful knee-to-knee exam. All dentists are challenged to improve their collective standard of care by incorporating infant oral health into their practices.

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