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August 4, 1962

Pediatric Dentistry

JAMA. 1962;181(5):456. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050310096031

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The style of this textbook provides a practical approach to the enlightenment of those interested in all phases of dentistry for children.

The material is arranged in an orderly and progressive manner, beginning with embryological development of the head, face, and oral cavity and ending with a short chapter on public health aspects of dentistry for children. Complete bibliographies are given after each chapter.

The subject matter covers adequately the physical and pathological aspects encountered in dentistry for children but leaves one desirous of a more practical approach for dealing with the psychological problems which must be met. The chapters dealing with nutrition, dental caries, systemic diseases, and growth and development substantiate Dr. Cohen's effort toward the preventive approach and early recognition of disease.

Dr. Cohen has succeeded in presenting a textbook which can be useful as a reference for medical colleagues and others in the allied health professions in

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