pedodontics

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pedodontics:

see dentistrydentistry,
treatment and care of the teeth and associated oral structures. Dentistry is mainly concerned with tooth decay, disease of the supporting structures, such as the gums, and faulty positioning of the teeth.
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pedodontics

[¦pēd·ō¦dän·tiks]
(medicine)
The branch of dentistry concerned with the care of children's teeth.
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The 246 respondents who completed the survey were grouped into 4 main categories: general dentists (n = 94), Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) and Saudi Board in Restorative Dentistry (SBRD) (n = 59), endodontists and Saudi Board in Endodontics (E and SBE) (n = 52), and "other specialties" (prosthodontist, periodontist, pedodontist, orthodon- tist, oral surgeon, and others) (n = 41).
Demographics (both groups) Characteristic DH Group DA Group N * (%) N * (%) Gender Female 606 (99) 63 (100) Male 8 (1) -- -- Age 20-30 115 (19) 10 (16) 31-40 213 (34) 26 (41) 41-50 214 (35) 21 (33) 51+ 74 (12) 6 (10) Practice Setting General 567 (93) 62 (98) Periodontal 26 (3) -- -- Orthodontic 3 (1) -- -- Public Health -- -- -- -- Pedodontist 4 (1) -- -- Endodontist -- -- -- -- Other 0 (2) 1 (2) Number of years practicing DH group <1 30 (6) 1-3 69 (11) 4-6 76 (12) 7-10 76 (12) 10+ 366 (59) DA group <1 -- -- 1-3 5 (8) 4-6 4 (22) 6+ 44 (70) Degree Earned Certificate 18 (3) Associate's 383 (62) Baccalaureate 201 (32) N/A Master's 16 (3) * numbers may not add to total respondents due to missing data DH Group N = 621 DA Group N = 63 Table V.
The AAGO is a group of dentists (gene- ral dentists, pedodontists & orthodon- tists) with an interest in correcting malocclusions as often as possible without extractions using the Crozat and ALF appliance where it is indicated because of its many advantages.
Most pediatricians refer such children to pediatric dentists, known as pedodontists, who specialize in the care of children's teeth.