Dental management of pediatric HIV patients--state of Israel, Ministry of Health Project at Rambam Health Care Campus, 2006-2011.
Over two million children around the world are living with AIDS. Oral health and oral manifestations, such as dental caries and periodontitis, are important issues requiring focus when treating these children. Descriptive data of a project conducted at Rambam Hospital, financed by the Israeli Ministry of Health, are presented in order to investigate and characterize dental treatment for HIV infected children. Thirty-seven infected children, most originating from the Ethiopian community, participated in the project between 2006 and 2011. A total of 724 dental procedures during 185 dental appointments were performed successfully. These children should be provided proactive preventive dental care, while health service providers should undergo further training on prevention and early identification and management of orofacial manifestations. All dental and medical personnel should be made aware of this service in order to refer HIV infected children who can greatly benefit from this special program.
Department of Community Dentistry, The Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel.
SourceThe Alpha omegan 104:3-4 pg 97-101
Dental Care for Children
Dental Care for Chronically Ill
Dental Pulp Capping
Dental Restoration, Permanent
Infection Control, Dental
Pit and Fissure Sealants
Public Health Administration
Pub Type(s)Journal Article