The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics both recommend establishment of a dental home by the first birthday. Dentists will provide:
In many communities, those with no insurance or insured through Medicaid have limited or no access to dental care.
If limited dental access, the primary care clinician may need to:
AAP Section on Pediatric Dentistry. Preventive Oral health Intervention for Pediatricians. Pediatrics 2008;122:1387-1394.
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American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Policy on the Dental Home. Revised 2012. Reference Manual 35 (6): 24-25.