Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry

1. Introduction to Pedodontics & preventive dentistry

  • Definition
  • Objectives
  • Importance
  • Scope



Must know


Desirable to know


1 hr

2 Growth & Development

  • Prenatal and postnatal factors in growth and development.
  • Theories of growth and development.
  • Development of maxilla and mandible and related age changes.
  • Importance of study of growth and development in pedodontics.




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3 hr

3. Dental Anatomy and Histology.

  • Development of teeth and associated structures.
  • Eruption and shedding of teeth
  • Teething disorders and their management
  • chronology of eruption of teeth
  • Differences between deciduous and permanent teeth.
  • Development of dentition from birth to adolescence.
  • Importance of first permanent molar
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4 hr















Dental Caries:-

  • Historical background.
  • Definition. Aetiology and pathogenesis.
  • Caries pattern in primary, young permanent and permanent teeth in children.
  • Rampant caries, early childhood caries and extensive caries.

definition, etiology ,pathogenesis , clinical features , complications and management.

  • Role of diet and nutrition in dental caries.
  • Dietary modifications and diet counseling.
  • Caries activity tests, caries prediction, caries susceptibility and their clinical application.

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Must know


4 hr

5 Gingival & Periodontal Diseases in children.

  • Normal gingiva and periodontium in children.
  • Definition, aetiology and pathogenesis.
  • Prevention and management of gingival and periodontal diseases.


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2 hr

6 Child Psychology

  • Definition
  • Theories of child psychology.
  • Psychological development of children with age.
  • Principles of psychological growth and development while managing child patient.
  • Dental fear and its management.
  • Factors affecting child’s reaction to dental treatment.

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7 Case history recording

  • Outline of principles of examination, diagnosis and treatment planning
Must know  2hr
8 Dental radiology related to Pedodontics     Must know      2hr