The Essentials of Pediatric Dentistry is a learning textbook intended to serve the needs of undergraduates especially final year BDS students to get integrated concepts with a better elaboration. Clarity, simplicity and condensing of various restorative procedures in a descriptive manner and style of steps has been the prime objective while writing this book. The organization of Units and chapters within the units serve as the format of dealing various procedures to be undertaken in children with different age groups with the special concern towards the practical importance of the subject itself. This in turn would serve as the programmed guide for the readers. The Basic text has been written in an attempt to make our understanding of pediatric dentistry accessible to the undergraduate students and general practitioners. TABLE OF CONTENTS: PART-1: FUNDAMENTALS OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY, 1. The Practical Importance of Pediatric Dentistry, 2. Pain Reaction Control : Sedation, 3. Antimicrobials in Pediatric Dentistry, 4. Dental Public Health Issues in Pediatric Dentistry, PART-2: PRIMARY DENTITION YEARS: THREE TO SIX YEARS, 5. General Topics to be Considered, 6. Child Psychology, 7. Examination, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, 8. Prevention of Dental Diseases, 9. Restorative Dentistry for the Primary Dentition, 10. Pulp Therapy for the Primary Dentition, 11. Periodontal Problems in Children and Adolescents, 12. Space Maintenance in the Primary Dentition, 13. Oral Habits, 14. Local Anesthesia and Oral Surgery in Children, PART-3: TRANSITIONAL YEARS : SIX TO TWELVE YEARS, 15. Pit and Fissure Sealants and Conservative Adhesive Restoration, 16. Managing Traumatic Injuries in the Young Permanent Dentition, 17. Treatment Planning and Management of Orthodontic Problems, 18. Behavior Management, 19. Care of Special Child (Handicapped Child), PART-4: ADOLESCENCE, 20. Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry for the Adolescence, 21. Sports Dentistry and Mouth Protection.