Objective: To investigate the association between dental caries and early childhood development in 3-year-olds from Talca, Chile. Method: A pilot study with a convenience sample of 3-year-olds from Talca (n = 39) who attend public healthcare centers. Child development was measured by the Psychomotor Development Index (PDI), a screening tool used nationally among pre-school children to assess language development, ine mot or skills and coordinat ion areas.
- Child development
- Dental caries
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health