1. Introduction: Epidemiology of Traumatic Dental Injuries
2. Unique Challenges in the Pediatric Population
3. Physical Examination and Diagnosis
4. Primary Tooth Crown and Root Fractures
5. Primary Tooth Luxation Injuries
6. Permanent Tooth Crown and Root Fractures
7. Permanent Tooth Luxation Injuries
8. Permanent Tooth Avulsion Injuries
9. Sequelae and Management Options
10. Prevention of Traumatic Dental Injuries
This book is a clinical guide to the prevention and management of traumatic dental injuries, including crown and root fractures and luxation injuries, in children of all ages. Readers will find clear descriptions of the challenges posed by the pediatric population, the evaluation of injuries, diagnosis, management, and follow-up. Whenever available, evidence-based guidelines are used to inform clinicians of the most appropriate care for each type of injury. A holistic approach is adopted, taking into account the child's developmental stage and ability to tolerate the proposed treatment. When indicated, more advanced forms of behavior guidance are discussed to enable the delivery of safe and effective care that will allow the best outcome to be achieved. Often, traumatic dental injuries result in sequelae that compromise the health of the developing permanent teeth. These sequelae and appropriate treatment options are described along with innovative approaches designed to preserve bone and maximize future treatment possibilities. The book will be a valuable asset for both pediatric and general dentists.
• Covers the prevention and management of traumatic dental injuries in children of all ages
• Draws upon evidence-based guidelines to explain diagnosis and management
• Describes age-specific challenges and the role of behavior guidance
• Discusses sequelae and their management
• Rebecca L. Slayton is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Washington School of Dentistry. She was formerly chair of the department and Law/Lewis Professor of Pediatric Dentistry. From 2013 to 2017 she was also Director of the Department of Dentistry, Seattle Children’s Hospital. Her previous positions included Professor and Head, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Iowa College of Dentistry. She was the Chair of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s Scientific Program Committee from 2015 to 2018 and now serves as a consultant to that committee. From 2009 to 2017 she also chaired the Scientific Advisory Committee of the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation. She was a consultant on the American Dental Association's Council on Scientific Affairs from 2013 to 2017. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry since 2002. Dr. Slayton has served on many professional committees and received numerous honors and awards. She was inducted into the American College of Dentists in 2006 and the International College of Dentists in 2011. She has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and is co-editor of the book Early Childhood Oral Health (Wiley-Blackwell).
• Elizabeth A. Palmer is Director of the Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry and Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Oregon Health & Science University, in Portland, Oregon. She became a Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2008, having previously completed BSc and MSc degrees in Biology at the University of Nevada. She gained her Certificate of Specialty Training in Pediatric Dentistry from Oregon Health & Science University, School of Dentistry in 2010, and in 2011 became a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is currently serving as an oral clinical examiner for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Palmer is involved in various research projects and has published in leading journals.