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Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry
Branch of Dentistry which deals with prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a child patient Pedodontics > Pediatric Dentistry As a Specialization: - American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) - Phil. Pediatric Dental Society Inc. (PPDSI)

Consultation with other professionals

The general practitioner (dentist) must recognize and assume responsibilities related to total oral health. If for one reason or another, he desires to limit his interests and obligations to other areas of practice, provisions must be made for referral of such patients. The child patient may be sent to the oral surgeon, orthodontist, pediatric dentist, pediatrician and other health professionals, depending upon the needs of the child.

Course Requirements

Prelims: OP/TFA Midterms: Appliance Finals: Extraction (1 ant dec.) (1 post. dec.)

Pediatric Dosage Computation


Paracetamol > 10-15mg/kg/dose

e.g. weight of child is 35 lbs. 35lbs. x 1kg. x 10mg. x 5ml. 2.2 lbs. 1kg. 250mg. = 35 (10) (5) 2.2 (250) = 1750 = 3.18 = 3.20ml. 550


Calpol pediatric susp. 120mg./5ml. x 60ml. Calpol Six Plus susp. 250mg./5ml x 60ml. Tempra syrup 120mg./5ml. x 60ml. Tempra Forte syrup 250mg./5ml. x 60ml. Tempra Drops 60mg/0.06ml. x 15ml.


Mefenamic acid should never be prescribed for children Ibuprofen (analgesic, anti-inflamm.) is best used in conjunction with antibiotics for widespread infection
minimum age = 3 years old 5-10 mg/kg/dose 6-8 hrs. Dolan 100mg/5ml x 60ml

Patients name: Age:

Rx Paracetamol 250mg/5ml (Tempra Forte Syrup)


Disp. : 1 bottle, 60ml

Sig. : Take 3.2ml every 4hrs for pain as needed Signature: Lic. #: PTR #:


Amoxicillin > 50mg/kg/day divided in 3 equal doses

e.g. weight of child is 35 lbs. 35lbs. x 1kg. x 50mg. x 5ml. 2.2 lbs. 1kg. 250mg. = 35 (50) (5) 2.2 (250) = 8750 = 15.9 / 3 = 5.3ml. 550


Pediamox susp. 250mg./5ml. x 30ml.

Pediamox drops 100mg./ml. x 10ml.

Patients name: Age:



Amoxicillin 250mg/5ml (Pediamox susp.)

Disp. : 1 bottle, 60ml Sig. : Take 5.3ml every 8hrs for 7 days (8am, 4pm, 12mn) Signature: Lic. #: PTR #:

If allergic to Penicillin or for severe infection:

Clindamycin > 16-20 mg/kg/day in 3 or 4 equal doses P/P Oclacin C Palmitate granules 75 mg/5ml x 60ml e.g. weight of child is 35 lbs.

35lbs. x 1kg. x 16mg. x 5ml. 2.2 lbs. 1kg. 75mg.

= 35 (16) (5) 2.2 (75) = 2800 = 16.97 = 17ml. 165

17.0ml/3 = 5.66 = 5.7ml (every 8hours) 17.0ml/4 = 4.25 = 4.2ml (every 6hours)

Patients name: Age:



Clindamycin 75mg/5ml (Oclacin C Pal. granules)

Disp. : 1 bottle, 60ml Sig. : Take 4.2ml every 6hrs for 7days (8am, 2pm, 8pm, 2am) Signature: Lic. #: PTR #:

Maximum Anesthetic Dosage

lbs. x 2mg. x 1 carpule 1lb 36mg. e.g. Weight of child is 35lbs.

35 (2) (1) 36

1.90 carpules