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Pediatric dentistry, pedodontics, nursing caries,

Rajesh Sharma, Ar Prabhakar, Anupama Gaur
BACKGROUND: Early childhood caries has been characterized as first affecting the primary maxillary anterior teeth, followed by the involvement of the primary molars. Other terms for dental caries in preschool children, which inappropriately may imply cause for the disease, includes baby bottle tooth decay, nursing caries, milk bottle syndrome, baby bottle caries, nursing bottle mouth and nursing mouth. AIM: To explore the relationships of feeding practices, age and number of teeth present with mutans streptococci colonization in infants...
May 2012: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
Hannelore T Loevy, Althea A Kowitz
At a time when little attention was paid to the care of children's teeth, Evangeline Jordon pioneered new techniques and laid the groundwork for what became the dental specialty, Pedodontia. Jordon went to college and became an elementary school teacher in 1885. By 1897, dissatisfied with her life as teacher and as a result of her work as a dental assistant during summer vacations, she enrolled at the University of California and graduated in dentistry in 1898. Immediately after graduation, Jordon became involved in organized dentistry and in 1901 was elected 2nd vice -president of the Southern California Dental Association...
2006: Journal of the History of Dentistry
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