Chapter 22. Dental Conditions

  1. Kate Thomson MBBS, FRACP General Paediatrician3,4,
  2. Dean Tey MBBS Allergy and Immunology Fellow5 and
  3. Michael Marks MBBS, MPH, MD, FRACP Paediatrician Senior Lecturer6,7
  1. Nicky Kilpatrick BDS, PhD, FDS, RCPS, FRACDS (Paed) Associate Professor Director Leader1,2

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch22

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Kilpatrick, N. (2009) Dental Conditions, in Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition (eds K. Thomson, D. Tey and M. Marks), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Developmental Medicine, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  2. 4

    Emergency Department, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  3. 5

    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 6

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  5. 7

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Dentistry, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

  2. 2

    Oral Health Research Unit, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174008

Online ISBN: 9781444308051



  • dental conditions and development;
  • dental caries - most common childhood diseases;
  • dental decay occurring soon as teeth erupt and early childhood caries (ECC);
  • prevention of dental decay - starting as soon as first tooth erupts;
  • dental emergencies;
  • dental abscess;
  • mucosal lacerations;
  • bleeding from mouth and assessing haemodynamic status;
  • fractures to jaw bones


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Dental development

  • Dental caries

  • Dental emergencies

  • Dental trauma