A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE FOR CHILD ORAL HEALTH CARE: DENTAL HOME

Authors

  • B. AMRUTHA Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Rajarajeswari Dental College and Hospital Bangalore, Kartanaka, India.

Keywords:

dental home, medical home, health care, children

Abstract

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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Published

2021-08-07

How to Cite

AMRUTHA, B. (2021). A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE FOR CHILD ORAL HEALTH CARE: DENTAL HOME. Quantum Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 1(4), 51–55. Retrieved from https://qjmhs.com/index.php/qjmhs/article/view/19

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