This course familiarizes the student with the special forms of caries occurring during childhood and adolescence. Operative procedures and modern concepts of dentistry for the child and adolescent are explored. Considerable emphasis is given throughout the course to prevention of dental caries and management of space problems. Also, the course discusses problems related to the eruption of teeth and oral manifestations of certain systemic diseases and syndromes. The course provides the student with the opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for the diagnoses and proper treatment of pulpally involved primary and young permanent teeth. Considerable emphasis is given to treatment of injuries and several new treatment recommendations are included.