Diagnosis and Management of Dental Caries Disease for the Pediatric Patient

Diagnosis and Management of Dental Caries Disease for the Pediatric Patient

Lectures and Hands-on Workshop

In-person at UCLA School of Dentistry
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Course Fee: $1050      
CDE Credits: 11

April 28-29, 2023
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday and 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Saturday

Dental caries in children remains the most prevalent chronic condition among US children and the most unmet health care need of poor children across the country. As much as 80% of caries incidence is experienced by only 20-25% of the population. Understanding the infectious nature of dental caries and the transmission of cariogenic microorganisms provides new insight to potential prevention strategies and restorative approaches. Many specific treatment techniques should be selectively prescribed depending on the patients’ caries risk..

Lecture Topics

  • Review the evidence-based knowledge behind our understanding of the cause and treatment of dental caries in children
  • Understand and develop comprehensive preventive treatment approaches based on the individual patient’s risk
  • Understand and develop restorative treatment plan based on the individual patient’s risk
  • Select the most appropriate restorative material for primary molars: Stainless Steel Crowns vs. Class II restorations
  • Understand and implement the most appropriate space management for early loss of primary teeth

Workshop

The hands-on workshop is for you to learn how to apply the benefits of the glass ionomer cements in your practice and how to restore the primary teeth that most other providers would extract. Extracting the anterior or posterior primary dentition is not always the best option when it can otherwise be restored.  You will also develop and improve your skills on how to perform stainless-steel crowns in primary teeth.

  • Stainless Steel Crowns for Primary Molars
  • Class II and III Restorations using Resin Modified Glass Ionomer Cement (RMGIC)

Instructor

Daniela Rodrigues P. Silva, DDS, MS
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Chair and Dr. Thomas K. Barber Endowed Chair and 
Director, Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program,
Section of Pediatric Dentistry, UCLA School of Dentistry

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Course Objectives

  • Know and define the key components of evidence-based knowledge behind the cause and treatment of dental caries in children
  • Understand and develop comprehensive preventive treatment approaches based on the individual patient’s risk
  • Develop a restorative treatment plan based on an individual patient’s risk
  • Be able to analyze and select the most appropriate restorative material for primary molars
  • Understand and implement the most appropriate space management for early loss of primary teeth

 

Policies - Cancellation and Refund

UCLA School of Dentistry, Continuing Dental Education is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

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