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Presented by Stephen Mills

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Course Description

Pediatric Dentistry, Sports Dentistry

The presentation is organized by age dealing with the dental activities that highlight different age groups. The four basic age groups and the topics to be covered are; infants, age 0-2 (feeding, frenal attachments, nonnutritive sucking, and primary tooth trauma); Age 3-5 or preschoolers (Behavior management for in office restorative treatment and the new dental paradigms of caries treatment including minimally invasive techniques such as the use of Silver Diamine Fluoride and the Hall technique), Ages 6-12, Elementary school age (permanent tooth dental trauma), Ages 13-18, Adolescents and high schoolers.(sports injury prevention and athletic mouth guards, poor choices available to adolescents such as smoking, vaping and the use of sugar sweetened beverages).

Active kids are healthy kids and oral health is a part of total health. But understanding the world of the child is challenging and putting it in the perspective of how children stay active is useful to treating them successfully and enjoyably. This will be as evidence based as possible and almost all of the examples and cases were treated and photographed by Dr. Mills himself. These will be real life examples that all of the attendees can envision seeing in their own daily practices.

  1. Introduction and explanation of Pediatric Dentistry for the Active Child
  2. Infant Oral Health / Age 0-2 years
    1. Feeding issues and tissue attachments (Frenectomy)
    2. Non nutritive Sucking (thumb/finger/pacifier)
    3. The Age One Dental Visit / The dental home
    4. Primary Tooth Dental Trauma
  3. Preschool Age / Ages 3-5
    1. An Overview of Handling Children’s Behavior
    2. Modern Paradigm of Restorative Pediatric Dentistry/ New Techniques
      1. SDF
      2. Hall Stainless Steel Crown Technique
      3. Current Primary tooth Pulp therapy
  4. Elementary School / Ages 6-12
    1. Arrival of Permanent Teeth
    2. Permanent tooth Trauma / IADT 2020 guidelines
    3. Case Studies viewing the patient as a total person with a future
  5. Adolescent and Teenage patients / Age 13-18
    1. Sports and injury prevention
      1. Risk of injury
      2. The Athletic mouthguard, history, types, effectiveness and fabrication techniques
      3. Teenagers making choices, tobacco use, vaping, sugar sweetened beverages
  6. Summary

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course the participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the infant oral health needs
  2. Put the dental life of a child in context of their age and abilities
  3. Become familiar with laser frenulectomies
  4. Learn about the modern athletic mouth guard
  5. Familiarize with current Primary tooth trauma guidelines
  6. Understand the concept of minimally invasive dentistry for the child patient
  7. Learn the details of the 2020 IADT guidelines for permanent tooth injuries
  8. Understand the basic concepts of sports dentistry and how to prevent dental injuries in sports
  9. Familiarize with the ideas of tobacco use, vaping, sugar sweetened beverages of all types, and oral health