A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE FOR CHILD ORAL HEALTH CARE: DENTAL HOME
Keywords:dental home, medical home, health care, children
Establishment of a dental home begins no later than 12 months of age and includes referral to dental specialists when appropriate. Similar to the medical home, the dental home offers the patients comprehensive, continuous, prevention-based care that is accessible, family-centred, compassionate, and culturally competent. The dental home is inclusive of all aspects of oral health that result from the interaction of the patient, parents, dentists, dental professionals, and non-dental professionals. The dental home is a concept that deserves support, further investigation and, in conjunction with the medical home, would provide the comprehensive health care to which all children are entitled.
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