The American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Academy of General Dentists all recommend the establishment of a “dental home” by 6 months of age after the first tooth erupts or by one year of age.
The timing of the Age One Visit is the foundation upon which preventive education and dental care is built that affords the opportunity for a lifetime free from preventable oral disease. Dentists that interact with mothers and infant s are urged to become involved partners towards establishing early and appropriate anticipatory guidance and therapeutic interventions that result in optimal oral health for all our children.
The West Michigan District Dental Society Points of Light Task Force has assembled some materials that will help you incorporate the Age One Dental Visit into your practice. Each is downloadable as a Word document and may be customized to meet the needs of your practice.
To improve all infants’ and children’s oral health by connecting them with a Dental Home.
Beginning in infancy, all children will receive coordinated, ongoing, accessible and comprehensive dental care.