What is a Dental Home?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry defines the dental home as the ongoing relationship between the dentist and the patient, inclusive of all aspects of oral health care delivered in a comprehensive, continuously accessible, coordinated, and family-centered way. Establishment of a dental home begins no later than 12 months of age. (AAPD 2006)
This concept is derived from the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) definition of a medical home which states pediatric primary health care is best delivered where comprehensive, continuously-accessible, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally-effective care is available and delivered or supervised by qualified child health specialists.
We look forward to providing a comprehensive dental home for your patients!