Audiovisual Presentation: How do I perform a first dental visit for an infant or toddler?


Clinicians, dental assistants and front office staff can all play a role in a successful first dental visit for infants and toddlers. This audiovisual presentation provides general guidelines on providing a child's first dental visit as part of everyday practice, including guidance on how to interact with parents and the child, the knee-to-knee examination technique and what to do if tooth decay is found.

An accompanying JCDA Point of Care article was originally published in October 2009.


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