American Dental Association, Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations. 2011. Symposium on early childhood caries in American Indian children and Alaska native children. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations, 20 pp.
Annotation: This report summarizes presentations from a symposium held on October 20–22, 2010, in Rapid City, SD, to discuss the state of the science of caries in the primary teeth of American Indian children and Alaska Native children, identify aspects that are insufficiently understood, and make recommendations on how to fill those gaps. Topics include epidemiology, microbiology, enamel hypoplasia, and new intervention products. The report concludes with a discussion of issues that need to be addressed to reduce rampant caries in these children’s primary teeth.
Contact: American Dental Association, Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Fax: Web Site: http://www.ada.org Available from the website.
Keywords: Alaska natives, American Indians, Conference proceedings, Early childhood caries, Etiology, Measures, Oral health, Reports, Strategic plans, Young children