Hishaw LailaEarly Childhood Caries and Prevention and Dental Emergencies in the Pediatric Patient

Saturday, May 8

Time:  8:45 - 11:45 am
Quick Summary:  The early prevention and management of caries in our pediatric population is a critical component to future long-term dental health. Especially when emergencies arise and you are the only one available, knowing what to do and when to follow up gives you peace of mind.
Fee:  Dentists $58  All Others $17

Course Description:  This course will explore the clinical considerations for early childhood caries and prevention for the primary care dentist.  It will also improve the participant’s ability to diagnose and treat dental emergencies common in the pediatric dental patient.  Understanding how to act swiftly and skillfully will improve the patient’s prognosis.

Learning Objectives:   

  1. Review the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendation of establishing a "Dental Home" by the first birthday, which is most effective in reducing early childhood caries (ECC).
  2. Learn the five primary components in a comprehensive infant oral care program and how to apply it in your practice.
  3. Learn how to incorporate silver diamine fluoride into your practice to medically manage caries in the pediatric patient.
  4. Recognize the most common dental emergencies that  may present in your pediatric patient and how to treat them.
  5. Develop a systematic approach of assessing an acute dental injury by utilizing the AAPD "Assessment of the Acute Dental Trauma" form.
  6. Determine the appropriate radiographs, clinical tests treatment regimen and follow up care for the most common acute dental injuries.
Course most appropriate for:  Dentists, Hygienists, and Clinical Assistants
C.E. Hours:  3 clinical hours
Academy of General Dentistry Code:  430, 432, 438, 449, 154