What is Known:
• Oral health is an essential component of general health that influences the functional, psychological and social dimensions of a child’s well-being.
• Paediatricians are the leading providers of primary healthcare for children.
What is New:
• Paediatricians are familiar with some aspects of the oral health of children but are not confident in identifying the risk factors responsible for oral disease.
• The current postgraduate curriculum in Paediatrics should incorporate training on basic oral healthcare in children.