pediatric dentistry (chap 57)

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analogy

comparison of similarities between things that are otherwise not alike

athetosis

type of involuntary movement of the body, face, and extremities

autonomy

childhood process of becoming independent

avulsed

torn away or dislodged by force

cerebral palsy

neutro disorder of motor function caused by brain damage

chronologic age

actual age (months, years) of pediatric patients

contour

to shape or conform an object

crossbite

condition that occurs when a tooth is not properly aligned with its opposing tooth

down syndrome

chromosomal defect that results in abnormal physical characteristics and mental imparment, also called trisomy 21

emotional age

measure of level of emotional maturity of pediatric patients

extrusion

displacement of a tooth from its socket as result of injury

festooning

procedure to trim or shape a denture to simulate normal tissue appearance

frankl

scale designed to evaluate patient behavior

intrusion

displacement of a tooth into its socket as a result of injury

luxation

dislocation

mental age

measure of the level of intellectual capacity and development of pediatric patiens

mental retardation

disorder in which an individual's intelligence is underdeveloped

neural

referring to brain, nervous system, and nerve pathways

open bay

concept of open design use in pediatric dental practices

papoose

type of restraining device that holds a pediatric patient's hand, arms and legs still

pediatric dentistry

dental specialty concerned with neonatal through adolescent patients, as well as patients with special needs in these age groups

posnatal

after birth

prenatal

beforem birth

pulpotomy

removal of the coronal portion of a vital pulp from a tooth

spasticity

exaggerated movement of the arms and legs

t-band

type of matrix band used for primary teeth

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