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Arizona AGD

Pulp Therapy in Pediatrics for the GP / Common Endodontic Mistakes and How to Fix Them

May 17, 2024 3:00 PM - May 19, 2024 12:00 AM (GMT)

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May 17, 2024 - Pulp Therapy and Restorative Dentistry in Pediatrics for the GP and Staff:

Do you and your staff get agitated and start sweating when you see a pediatric patient on your schedule? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to not be so stressed out? Well, have no fear! This comprehensive review of Pediatric Dentistry is for you and your staff. It will make seeing children easier and more enjoyable.

Lecture Description: Attendees will learn the newest techniques in behavior management based on current research in Psychology. The presentation will include the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of common pediatric dental pathology. On the topic of common pediatric orthodontics problems, we will show and discuss common eruption problems and how to treat them as well as discuss the simple steps to making space maintainers and interceptive appliances. The presentation will give the dental implications and management techniques for children with Special Health Care Needs like Autism, OCD, and ADHD.

No review course would be complete without learning the latest indications and techniques for the new tricalcium silicates and biosilicates for pulp therapy. On the topic of restorative dentistry, slot preps and the latest materials and techniques will be discussed. The topic of prevention will include Xyletol and its use by children and pregnant women, fluoride varnish and Silver Diamine Fluoride and SMART in arresting caries. The final topic will review and discuss the contemporary concepts in the biology, management, treatment, and prevention of traumatic injuries. Participants will be able to use the information and treatment modalities to make treating children more enjoyable and efficient.

Hands-On Description: This course will cover the latest pulp therapy techniques in primary teeth and the use of new dental restorative materials in Pediatric Dentistry. The topic of pulp therapy will include Biodentine pulpotomies, Cvek pulpotomies for dental trauma, indirect pulp caps with GIC, and the Hall Technique. The restorative component will discuss new composites and their use in the Slot Prep, SDF (Silver Diamine Fluoride), and when to use SDF for SMART (Silver Modified Atraumatic Restorative Technique).

Course Objectives:

  • List and describe the steps and indications for a Biodentine pulpotomy
  • Know the indications, contraindications, and the steps for an indirect pulp cap
  • Describe the steps for a Slot Prep using GIC and new restorative materials
  • List and describe the steps of the Hall technique
  • Describe the indications and the steps for Silver Diamine Fluoride and when to use the SMART Technique

Speaker Bio: Dr. Lance Kisby is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. After completing his Residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Floating Hospital at New England Medical Center in Boston, MA, Dr. Kisby was Chief of Pediatric Dentistry and Assistant Director of Dentistry at R.I. Hospital in Providence, RI. He then went on to spend 17 years in private practice in Massachusetts until he accepted the position of Chief of Pediatric Dentistry at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, CT. He has been Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry since 1983, was a former Contributing editor to the Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, he has multiple publications, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry as well as a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Kisby had created two Pediatric Dental Residencies, one in Danville, PA and the second in Wilmington, DE, where he was Program director of both programs. He is currently the staff Pediatric Dentist at the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in Lac du Flambeau, WI with the IHS. Dr. Kisby has over 45 years of clinical and teaching experience thus bringing new and exciting techniques and insights to those dentists and staff who treat children.

Curriculum Vitae (CV): Doctor's CV can be requested by email.

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May 18, 2024 - Oops, I did it again! Common Endodontic Mistakes and How to Fix Them:

Lecture Description: Root canal therapy can be very rewarding for both the dentist and patient. Pitfalls and mistakes can occur at any stage during treatment. This presentation will focus on endodontic troubleshooting modalities. Join us in learning how to avoid these common mishaps, and if they occur - how to fix them! 

Attendees will need to bring extracted teeth mounted in special material. Multiple molars and premolars are recommended. Details and specific mounting instructions will be provided upon registration.

Course Objectives:

  • Recognizing the common endodontic pitfalls such as:
    • Missed canals
    • Non-negotiation to patency
    • Inaccurate working length
    • Quick shaping or shaping without an open glide path
    • Inadequate disinfection
    • No cone-fit or size verification radiographs
    • Poor obturation
    • Broken files
  • Learn how to avoid making mistakes during root canal therapy
  • How to repair or recover from procedural errors during endodontic treatment

Speaker Bio: Dr. Mark Kerr was born and raised in Phoenix. He is a Board Certified Endodontist and educator. He is one of only 25% of endodontists to complete the certification process. He teaches and oversees the endodontic curriculum and endodontic care in the AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) program at AT Still – ASDOH. He currently serves as President of the Arizona Endodontic Association.

Curriculum Vitae (CV): Doctor's CV can be requested by email.

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made more than 30 days before the start of the course - full refund (minus 5% processing fees)

Cancellations made between 15-30 days before the start of the course - 50% refund (minus 5% processing fees)

Cancellations made 14 or less days of the start of the course - no refund

Arizona AGD is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from January 2, 2023 to January 1, 2027. Provider ID# 219287

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