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Biological vs. Psychosocial Trait For The Risk Determinants of Early-caries

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2022 IADR/APR General Session

The 100 th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR was held in conjunction with the 5th Meeting of the Asia Pacific Region. The virtual meeting was attended by individuals from around the world. Those attending the meeting could choose from among 207 Interactive Talk sessions, seven Focused Learning Sessions, three Hands-on Workshops, five satellite symposia, 52 Symposia, one Distinguished Lecture Series and a plenary. 

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Session Description 
Dental caries is featured by penetration of acid-tolerant oral microbiota/biofilm into the hard tissues of tooth, whose consequences often yield one of the most prevalent physical illnesses with burdens (i.e., tooth loss) to humans. Despite the development or/and progression of early childhood cares (ECC) is clearly multi-factorial, the notably key influence of ECC to developing psychomotor deficits in the growing children remains unclear to date. Recently, there have been new research findings shedding lights onto the potential underlying causes and/or interactions of ECC regarding the risk traits of its biological vs. psychosocial determinants; including, body-mass index (BMI), socio-economic status (SES), maternal educational, psycho-social, behavioral vs. environmental/inequity domains, health-care promotion policy /factors, etc. Paradoxically, a new trend of ECC-psychomotor relationship for growing children (i.e., 3-6 yrs) is reported, which may independently and contributably exist, after having excluded the common vs. well-known confounders for the biological vs. psychosocial determinants. The present symposium by the speakers will bring about their latest findings of ECC studies to further discuss, synergize and delineate the proposed constituents of the key biological vs. psycho-social/mental determinants on risk-traits and the implications for young children, where additional new hypothesis of ECC-psychosocial trait(s) will be elaborated for the educators’ and clinicians’ prospects.

Learning Objectives
  • The primary objective is to highlight the latest discovery or findings of the early childhood caries (ECC) through the epidemiological and clinical studies revealing its underlying major risk determinants for the biological vs. psycho-social/mental trait(s);
  • The secondary objective is to cross-examine the potential implications of the above primary objective or/and discuss any new approaches for the paths to outcome measures and prevention strategies on ECC and subsequent implications.
  • The additional new hypothesis of ECC-psychosocial or biological trait(s) will be elaborated for the educators’ and clinicians’ prospects.
Presentation Date
June 24, 2022

Noha Gomaa -  The Biological Embedding of Social Adversity in Child Oral Health
Yusuke Matsuyama -  Psychosocial Determinants of Dental Caries Among School Children in Japan
Yen Chun Grace Liu - Early Childhood Caries is Causally Associated With the Psychomotor Deficiency in 3-to-6-yr-old pre-Schoolers
Andy Teng - Where to Uncovering the Twist-in-Turns Link for Biologic vs. Socio-Mental Causes Between Early Children Caries (ECC) and Psychomotor Deficiency?

Sponsoring Groups/Networks
Behavioral, Epidemiologic, and Health Services Research

CE Credits
1.5 Hours

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