Attitudes and Practices Among Medical Providers Regarding Oral Health Assessments in Young Children

Diana Apresov, Lori Rainchuso, Christine Dominick, Linda Boyd

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Abstract

Research indicates that while most nondental medical providers believe pediatric oral assessments are important, most lack education and training. This study investigated a metropolitan area in Southern California medical providers’ knowledge, attitudes and practices on oral health assessments. Results indicate a high incidence of incorrect dental knowledge. Common barriers were lack of knowledge and time. Early intervention and timely dental referrals among nondental medical providers can play a significant role in promoting oral health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)689-697
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the California Dental Association
Volume44
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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