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Oral Health in Children
Transcript of Oral Health in Children
Compromises the child’s ability to eat well, sleep well,and function
Compromises the child’s self-esteem and social development
Infection can potentially spread Parents/Caregiver Child Dental Caries Born with sterile mouth Transmission via saliva Bacterial infection Deamonte Driver Died at age 12, Prince George's County Maryland
Cause of death: Bacteria from untreated tooth decay spread to his brain
Background: Low socioeconomic. Mother worked two low paying jobs and was unable to afford treatment
Issue: Limited accessibility to dentist. Mother searched for a dentist that accepted Medicaid with no success Colonization Akeia C. Everett Source:CDC Source: American Dental Association Source:CDC Streptococcus mutans bacteria Source: California Dental Association Source: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Source: Huffington Post Program Evaluation Although great achievements have been made in public health, too many children suffer from dental disease and are without basic dental care. PE focuses on issues in accessibility. Source:CDC Medicaid- joint federal/state program. Provides health care coverage for low income individuals
CHIP- joint federal/state program whose families have incomes not low enough to
qualify for Medicaid. Federal Efforts