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TODDLER TIME Establishing an Infant Oral Health Care Program Robert D. Elliott, D.M.D., M.S. Julie R. Molina, D.D.S, M.S. www.CaryPediatricDentistry.com.

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1 TODDLER TIME Establishing an Infant Oral Health Care Program Robert D. Elliott, D.M.D., M.S. Julie R. Molina, D.D.S, M.S. AAPD Annual Session Chicago, IL

2  Schedule is blocked before lunch  7 chairs - exclusively for toddlers  Informal group setting  Allows for interactive discussions with parents  Patient Desensitization  Patients explore their surroundings with other children of the same age  Play therapy prior to knee to knee exam OVERVIEW

3  Education and Current Information  Oral Development  Diet and Nutrition  Oral Habits and Trauma Prevention  Fluoride Adequacy  Introduction to preventive care  Exam  Oral Hygiene Instruction  Fluoride ApplicationOVERVIEW

4  Infant oral health care starts with US  Establishing a Dental Home  Parents appreciate children of the same age being seen together  Extensive amount of information and kids don’t like being held that long OVERVIEW

5  Anyone can give talk  doctor, assistants, hygienists, health educator  Patient ages range from months  We welcome any caregivers  parents, grandparents, nannies, etc. OVERVIEW

6 CONCEPTION  Our office concept  "Developing healthy smiles for infants and toddlers through positive interactions in a safe environment“  Follows University of North Carolina’s Baby Oral Health Program (BOHP) and AAPD’s Dental Home recommendation  Implemented program 10 years ago  scheduled weekly

7 LAYOUT & SETUP

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16 EDUCATION New Patient Toddler Folder * Toddler Brochure * Toddler Time Handout * Appointment Policies * Financial Policies * Healthy Snacks * Dental Emergencies * Meet our TEAM * Eruption diagram

17 EDUCATION Click Here

18 INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION WITH PARENTS

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22 DENTAL ASSISTANTS ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES n Knee to Knee Position n Oral Hygiene Instruction n TB Prophy n Flossing

23 DENTAL ASSISTANTS ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

24 DOCTORS ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES n Review Medical History n Review Fluoride Adequacy n Oral Examination n Oral Development Discussion n Develop Individual Preventive Plan n Vanish Application

25 DOCTORS ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

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27 PATIENT DENTAL HOME CARE KIT n What’s in the bag? –Infant Toothbrush –Prepackaged Hand Flosser and Dental Floss –Fluoride Varnish Information Sheet –Plastic Dental Mirror –Toy and Sticker n Special handle toothbrushes for parents


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