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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of the California Dental Association|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2016|
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