Early Childhood Caries and Prevention and Dental Emergencies in the Pediatric Patient
Saturday, May 8
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.
- 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).
- Learn the five primary components in a comprehensive infant oral care program and how to apply it in your practice.
- Learn how to incorporate silver diamine fluoride into your practice to medically manage caries in the pediatric patient.
- Recognize the most common dental emergencies that may present in your pediatric patient and how to treat them.
- Develop a systematic approach of assessing an acute dental injury by utilizing the AAPD "Assessment of the Acute Dental Trauma" form.
- Determine the appropriate radiographs, clinical tests treatment regimen and follow up care for the most common acute dental injuries.