In this Children’s Dental Health Month article, the Michigan Academy of Pediatric Dentistry emphasizes the crucial role of relationships and trust in pediatric dentistry. Highlighting the significance of collaborative efforts between dental societies, the commentary discusses the impact of professional connections on patient care. The author shares personal insights on transitioning in their career, underscoring the value of cultivated relationships. The age-1 dental visit is highlighted as a powerful preventive measure to establish rapport and empower parents with oral health knowledge. The article emphasizes the enduring benefits of building connections in promoting lifelong oral health.
Blanchard, Samuel DDS, MS
"Setting the Foundation for a Lifetime of Oral Health,"
The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association: Vol. 106:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://commons.ada.org/journalmichigandentalassociation/vol106/iss1/2
Community Health and Preventive Medicine Commons, Dental Public Health and Education Commons, Health Communication Commons, Health Law and Policy Commons, Human Resources Management Commons, Leadership Commons, Pediatric Dentistry and Pedodontics Commons