A contemporary dental practice should aim at applying the principles of evidence-based dentistry to achieve excellence in preventive and treatment outcomes.
The understanding of dental caries has witnessed a paradigm shift in recent years, thereby influencing the prevention and management of early childhood caries significantly.
Minimally invasive techniques are now available that greatly reduce the need for aggressive, stress inducing clinical procedures.
They simultaneously reduce the need for the use of pharmacological child management techniques such as general anaesthesia.
The speaker will discuss step-by-step, a gamut of these evidence based clinical procedures.
Approaching the management of early childhood caries in this new way can transform the pediatric dental experience for both the little children we treat and for ourselves.