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2013 - 2014 Policies & Guidelines for Oral Health
Vision Statement/Mission Statement
Core Values
Strategic Plan
AAPD Research Agenda

Dental Home
Dental Neglect
Dental Disability
Medically Necessary Care
Special Health Care Needs

Oral Health Policies
Medically Necessary Care
Oral Health Care Programs for Infants, Children, and Adolescents

Dental Home
Workforce Issues and Delivery of Oral Health Care Services in a Dental Home
Child Identification Programs
Oral Health in Child Care Centers
Mandatory School-entrance Oral Health Examinations
School Absences for Dental Appointments
Emergency Oral Care for Infants, Children, and Adolescents
Role of Dental Prophylaxis in Pediatric Dentistry
Revised Use of Fluoride
Use of Xylitol in Caries Prevention
Revised Interim Therapeutic Restorations (ITR)
Early Childhood Caries (ECC): Classifications, Consequences, and Preventive Strategies
Early Childhood Caries (ECC): Unique Challenges and Treatment Options
Dietary Recommendations for Infants, Children, and Adolescents
Vending Machines in Schools
Tobacco Use
Intraoral and Perioral Piercing and Oral Jewelry/Accessories
Revised Prevention of Sports-related Orofacial Injuries
Use of Dental Bleaching for Child and Adolescent Patients
New Use of Lasers for Pediatric Dental Patients
Pediatric Pain Management
Revised Minimizing Occupational Health Hazards Associated With Nitrous Oxide
Use of Deep Sedation and General Anesthesia in the Pediatric Dental Office
Hospitalization and Operating Room Access for Dental Care of Infants, Children, Adolescents and Persons With Special Health Care Needs
Hospital Staff Membership
Revised Model Dental Benefits for Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Individuals with Special Health Care Needs
Third-party Reimbursement of Medical Fees Related to Sedation/General Anesthesia for Delivery of Oral Health Services
Third-party Reimbursement for Oral Health Care Services Related to Congenital Orofacial Anomalies
Third-party Reimbursement of Fees Related to Dental Sealants
Third-party Fee Capping of Non-Covered Services
Reaffirmed Role of Pediatric Dentists as Both Primary and Specialty Care Providers
Transitioning from a Pediatric-centered to an Adult-centered Dental Home for Individuals with Special Health Care Needs
Revised Patient Safety
Reaffirmed Ethical Responsibility to Treat or Refer
Second Opinion for Pediatric Oral Health Care
Patient's Bill of Rights and Responsibilities
Revised Stem Cells
Infection Control

Clinical Guidelines
Revised Periodicity of Examination, Preventive Dental Services, Anticipatory Guidance, and Oral Treatment for Infants, Children, and Adolescents - (Chart)
Revised Caries-risk Assessment and Management for Infants, Children, and Adolescents
Perinatal Oral Health Care
Infant Oral Health Care
Adolescent Oral Health Care
Oral Health Care for the Pregnant Adolescent
Management of Dental Patients With Special Health Care Needs
Oral and Dental Aspects of Child Abuse and Neglect
Revised Fluoride Therapy
Xylitol Use in Caries Prevention
Behavior Guidance for the Pediatric Dental Patient
New Protective Stabilization for Pediatric Dental Patients
Use of Local Anesthesia for Pediatric Dental Patients
Revised Use of Nitrous Oxide for Pediatric Dental Patients
Monitoring and Management of Pediatric Patients During and After Sedation for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures
Use of Anesthesia Personnel in the Administration of Office-based Deep Sedation/General Anesthesia to the Pediatric Dental Patient
Pediatric Restorative Dentistry
Pulp Therapy for Primary and Immature Permanent Teeth
Management of the Developing Dentition and Occlusion in Pediatric Dentistry
Revised Oral Health Care/Dental Management of Heritable Dental Developmental Anomalies
Acquired Temporomandibular Disorders in Infants, Children, and Adolescents
Pediatric Oral Surgery
Use of Antibiotic Therapy for Pediatric Dental Patients
Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Patients at Risk for Infection
Revised Dental Management of Pediatric Patients Receiving Chemotherapy, Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, and/or Radiation
Informed Consent

Prescribing Dental Radiographs for Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Persons With Special Health Care Needs
New Guidelines for the Management of Traumatic Injuries: 1. Fractures and Luxations of the Permanent Teeth
New Guidelines for the Management of Traumatic Injuries: 2. Avulsion of Permanent Teeth
New Guidelines for the Management of Traumatic Injuries: 3. Injuries in the Primary Dentition
Management of Patients With Cleft Lip/Palate and Other Craniofacial Anomalies
Periodontal Diseases of Children and Adolescents
Periodontal Therapy
Treatment of Plaque-induced Gingivitis, Chronic Periodontitis, and Other Clinical Conditions
Resource Section
Dental Growth and Development
Growth Charts
Body Mass Index (BMI) Charts
Recommended Food Intake Patterns
Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedules
Speech and Language Milestones
New Pediatric Medical History
Medical History
Assessment of Acute Traumatic Injuries
Decision Trees for Management of an Avulsed Permanent Tooth
Post-operative Instructions for Extractions/Oral Surgery
Preparing for Your Child's Sedation Visit
Sedation Record
Record Transfer
Release for School Absences
Common Laboratory Values
Useful Medications for Oral Conditions
Management of Medical Emergencies
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Delineation of Privileges

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