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Paediatric Dentistry for the General Dental Practitioner

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  • Provides evidence-based guidance on the management of children and adolescents in general dental practice
  • Describes the diagnosis and treatment of common oral and dental problems
  • Explains preventive strategies and behaviour management techniques

Part of the book series: BDJ Clinician’s Guides (BDJCG)

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. The Early Years

  2. The Young Child

  3. Older Children and Young People


About this book

This book is a practical, comprehensive guide to the management of children and adolescents in general dental practice. A logical, evidence-based approach to oral health is adopted throughout. The commonly encountered oral and dental problems and their diagnosis and treatment are covered in detail, with particular attention to dental caries, dental trauma, developmental anomalies, periodontal problems, and soft tissue conditions. Up-to-date guidance is provided on history taking, dental examination, preventive strategies and advanced behaviour management. In addition the relevance of common medical conditions to dental management is discussed. The book is divided into four sections, each of which focusses on a specific age group, helping the reader to relate clinical issues to the different dental developmental stages. The readily understandable text is supported by many informative colour illustrations and diagrams.


“The book ‘Paediatric Dentistry for the General Dental Practitioner’ is a detailed and comprehensive treatise on the management of the pediatric dental patient addressed to dental therapists, the dental foundation and junior trainees.” (Iulia Ciolachi, Stomatology EDU Journal, Vol. 9 (3-4), 2022)

“This text would also be useful for dental therapists, dental foundation and core trainees … . The sections are clearly organised making it easy to find a particular topic of interest. Overall, it provides a very detailed and comprehensive summaryof the management of a paediatric dental patient. The authors have presented a good amalgamation of facts and clinical cases to keep the reader engaged and to help ensure the information can be applied clinically.” (Orla Carty, British Dental Journal, Vol. 234 (3), February, 2023)

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Dentistry, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

    Sondos Albadri

  • Department of Child Dental Health, University Dental Hospital of Manchester, Manchester, UK

    Claire L. Stevens

About the editors

Sondos Albadri, BDS, PhD, MFDS RCS (Ed), MPaedDent RCS (Eng), FDS (Paediatric Dentistry), FHEA, is Professor and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry at the School of Dentistry, University of Liverpool. She is the Vice Dean for Research and postgraduate studies and the teaching lead for Paediatric Dentistry for both UG and PG programmes. Sondos graduated from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 1997 with a BDS and completed her PhD from Queens University Belfast. After completing specialist training, she joined the University of Liverpool in 2008 where she completed her consultant training in Paediatric Dentistry. Since June 2015 Dr. Albadri has been Honorary Editor of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD) and Chair of the BSPD Conference Abstracts and Prizes Committee. She is also Associate Editor for the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. Her research focusses on improving the quality of clinical outcome, clinical effectiveness and efficiency, and enhancing the patient experience in clinical dental practice. She is the author of almost 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals.


Claire L. Stevens CBE, BDS, MFDS RCSEd, M Paed Dent RCPS Glasgow, MPhil, FDS (Paed Dent) RCS Edinburgh, is a Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry with special interests in the use of media for dental health promotion and commissioning at a regional and national level.  After graduating from Bristol Dental Hospital in 2000, she worked in both primary and secondary care settings before completing higher level training and an MPhil in dental erosion. She was appointed as a Consultant in June 2009 by the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT). In 2010 she was the recipient of a CMFT/NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre Research for Patient Benefit Grant (2010), which supported the investigation of patient acceptability of intravenous propofol sedation in adolescent dental patients. She wonthe Trust’s 2011 Research and Innovation Prize for this work. Since 2010, Dr. Stevens has held office with the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD). As Honorary Secretary (2010−2015) she was involved in the design of national care pathways for paediatric dentistry, and in September 2017 she was elected as President. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Paediatric Dentistry for the General Dental Practitioner

  • Editors: Sondos Albadri, Claire L. Stevens

  • Series Title: BDJ Clinician’s Guides

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-66371-1Published: 15 June 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-66374-2Published: 16 June 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-66372-8Published: 14 June 2021

  • Series ISSN: 2523-3327

  • Series E-ISSN: 2523-3335

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VI, 330

  • Number of Illustrations: 13 b/w illustrations, 200 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Dentistry, Pediatrics

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