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Pediatric Dentistry Graduate Students Guide

Core course reading list for Pediatric Dentistry graduate students.


  1. Autio-Gold, J. The role of chlorhexidine in caries prevention. Oper Dent (2008) 33(6): 710-716. 

  1. Beauchamp, J., et al. Evidence-based clinical recommendations for the use of pitand- fissure sealants: A report of the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs. J Am Dent Assoc (2008) 139(3): 257-268. 

  1. Wright TJ, Tampi MP, Graham L, et al. Sealants for preventing and arresting pit-and- fissure occlusal caries in primary and permanent molars: A systemic review of randomized controlled trials- a report of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. J Am Dent Assoc 2016;147(8):631-45. 

  1. Crystal YO, et al,. Use of silver diamine fluoride for dental caries management in children and adolescents, including those with special health care needs. Pediatr Dent 2017;39 (5):E135-E145. 

  1. Gao S, Zhao I, Hiraishi N, et al. Clinical trials of silver diamine fluoride in arresting caries among children: A systematic review. JDR Clin Transl Res 2016;1(3):201-10. 

  1. Edelstein, B.L., Ureles, S.D., Smaldone, A. Very high salivary streptococcus mutans predicts caries progression in young children. Pediatr Dent 2016; 38(4):325-30. 

  1. Filoche, S., Wong, L. and Sissons, C.H. Oral biofilms: Emerging concepts in microbial ecology. J Dent Res (2009) 89(1): 8-18. 

  1. Fung MHT, Duangthip D, Wong MCM, Lo ECM, Chu CH. Randomized clinical trial of 12% and 38% silver diamine fluoride treatment. J of Dent Res (2018), 97(2): 171-178. 

  1. Gao, S., et al. Caries remineralizsation and arresting effect in children by professionally applied fluoride treatment - a systematic review. BMC Oral Health (2016) 16:12 

  1. Gooch, B. F., et al. Preventing dental caries through school-based sealant programs: Updated recommendations and reviews of evidence. J Am Dent Assoc (2009) 140(11): 1356- 1365. 

  1. Iida, H., Kumar, J. V. The association between enamel fluorosis and dental caries in U.S. schoolchildren. J Am Dent Assoc (2009) 140(7): 855-864. 

  1. Levy, S. M., et al. Associations between fluorosis of permanent incisors and fluoride intake from infant formula, other dietary sources and dentifrices during early childhood. J Am Dent Assoc (2010) 141(10): 1190-1201. 

  1. Lott M, Callahan E, Welker Duffy E, Story M, Daniels S. Healthy Beverage Consumption in Early Childhood: Recommendations from Key National Health and Nutrition Organizations. Consensus Statement. Durham, NC: Healthy Eating Research, 2019. Available at HER-HealthyBeverage-ConsensusStatement.pdf (

  2. Melvin B. Heyman, Steven A. Abrams SA, AAP Section on Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, AAP Committee on Nutrition. Fruit Juice in Infants, Children, and Adolescents: Current Recommendations. Pediatrics. (2017);139(6). 

  3. Moynihan P. Sugars and dental caries: evidence for setting a recommended threshold for intake. Av. Nutr. 2016;7:149-156 

  4. Sheiham A, James WPT. Diet and dental caries: the pivotal role of free sugars reemphasized. J Dent Res 2015;94:1341-47 

  5. Pendrys, D. G., et al. The risk of enamel fluorosis and caries among Norwegian children: Implications for Norway and the United States. J Am Dent Assoc (2010) 141(4): 401-409. 

  6. Ramos-Gomez, F. et al. Caries risk assessment appropriate for age 1 dental visit (infantsand toddlers). Calif Dent Assoc J (2007) 35(10): 687-702. 

  7. Riley, P., Moore, D,, Ahmed, F., Sharif, M.O., Worthington, H.V. Xylitol containing products for preventing dental caries in children and adults (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD010743 

  8. Rozier, R. G., et al. Evidence-based clinical recommendations on the prescription of dietary fluoride supplements for caries prevention: A report of the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs. J Am Dent Assoc (2010) 141(12): 1480-1489. 

  9. Savage, M. F., et al. Early preventive dental visits: Effects on subsequent utilization and costs. Pediatrics (2004) 114(4): e418-e423. 

  10. Schmoeckel J, Gorseta K, Splieth CH Juric H. How to Intervene in the Caries Process: Early Childhood Caries – A Systematic Review. Caries Res (2020). DOI: 10.1159/000504335 

  11. Slayton RL, et al., Evidence-based clinical practice guideline on non-restorative treatments for carious lesions. J Am Dent Assoc (2018) 149(10):837-849. 

  12. Weyant, R.J., Tracy, S.L., Asselmo, T., et al. Topical fluoride for caries prevention: Executive summary of the updated clinical recommendations and supporting systematic review. J Am Dent Assoc 2013; 144(11): 1279-1291.