TY - CHAP A1 - José Roberto de Magalhães Bastos A2 - Magali de Lourdes Caldana A3 - Luis Marcelo Aranha Camargo A4 - Ariadnes Nobrega Oliveira A5 - Ricardo Pianta Rodrigues da Silva A6 - Angela Xavier A7 - Fábio Silva de Carvalho A8 - Roosevelt da Silva Bastos ED1 - Mandeep Singh Virdi Y1 - 2012-02-29 PY - 2012 T1 - Towards Oral Health Promotion N2 - Oral health care in pediatric dentistry deals with complete oral health, including preventive aspects for children right from their conception to adolescence, encompassing all the spheres of dentistry including various specialties. It also includes planning a preventive program at individual and community levels. The current research interests in oral health care include studies regarding the role of stem cells, tissue culture, and other ground-breaking technologies available to the scientific community in addition to traditional fields such as anatomy, physiology, and pharmaceuticals etc of the oral cavity. Public health and epidemiology in oral health care is about the monitoring of the general oral health of a community, general afflictions they are suffering from, and an overall approach for care and correction of the same. The oral health care-giver undertakes evaluation of conditions affecting individuals for infections, developmental anomalies, habits, etc. and provides corrective action in clinical conditions. The present work is a compendium of articles by internationally renowned and reputed specialists about the current developments in various fields of oral health care. BT - Oral Health Care SP - Ch. 12 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/34076 DO - 10.5772/34076 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-03-29 ER -