<P>7© 2009 AAPD All rights reserved. The AAPD encourages all third-party payers to consult the AAPD when crafting bene?t plans to best serve the oral health interests of infants, children, adolescents and individuals with special health care needs. These model services are predicated on establishment of a dental home–de?ned as the ongoing relationship between the dentist (i.e., the primary oral health care provider) and the patient, inclusive of all aspects of oral health care, starting no later than 12 months of age. Expected bene?ts of care should outweigh potential risks. The value of services is an important consideration, and all stakeholders should recognize that cost-effective care is not necessarily the least expensive treatment. Consistent with AAPD clinical guidelines, the following services should be included in comprehensive dental bene?t plans (available on the AAPD Web site at http://www.aapd.org). • Preventive services: o Initial and periodic examinations of the dentition and oral cavity, including medical and dental histories, furnished in accordance with the periodicity schedule found in the Guideline on Periodicity or when oral screenings by other health care providers indicate a risk of caries or other dental or oral disease; o Education for the patient and the patients family on measures that promote oral health as part of initial and periodic well-child assessment; o Age-appropriate anticipatory guidance and counseling on non-nutritive oral habits, injury prevention, and tobacco use/substance abuse; o Application of topical ?uoride at a frequency based upon caries risk factors; See the Policy on Caries Risk Assessment; o Prescription of dietary ?uoride supplement based upon a childs age, caries risk, and ?uoride level of the water supply or supplies; o Application of pit and ?ssure sealants based on caries risk factors, not based upon patient age or time lapsed since eruption; o Dental prophylactic services at a frequency based on caries risk factors. • Diagnostic procedures consistent with guidelines developed by organizations with recognized professional expertise and stature, including radiographs in accordance with recommendations by the US Food and Drug Administration and the American Dental Association. • Restorative and endodontic services to relieve pain, resolve infection, restore teeth, and maintain dental function and oral health. This includes interim therapeutic restorations, a bene?cial provisional technique in contemporary pediatric restorative dentistry.</p> <UL><LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/1/1/">Front-Cover</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/2/2/">Inside-Front-Cover</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/3/3/">Page-3</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/4/4/">Page-4</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/5/5/">Page-5</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/6/6/">Page-6</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/7/7/">Page-7</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/8/8/">Page-8</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/9/9/">Page-9</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/10/10/">Page-10</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/11/11/">Page-11</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/12/12/">Page-12</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/13/13/">Page-13</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/14/14/">Page-14</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/15/15/">Page-15</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/16/16/">Page-16</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/17/17/">Page-17</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/18/18/">Page-18</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/19/19/">Page-19</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/20/20/">Back-Cover</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publications/1603/x/sitemap.xml" target="_blank">site map</a></LI> </UL>


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