Esthetic Solutions for the Young Patient with Traumatic Dental Injuries and Developmental Defects

Course Fee: $ 410

Early enrollment: $ 369

CDE Credits: 7
Date to be announced
Saturday  9:00am - 5:00pm

Pediatric Trauma



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


An esthetically compromised dentition may have serious psychosocial implications during child’s development. Traumatic dental injuries and abnormal tooth development can have negative functional, esthetic, and psychological effects on children. Trauma to the oral region occurs frequently in pediatric patients and these emergency situations present a challenge to clinicians.

Normal tooth development is a very complicated process where members of different cellular systems have to timely interact. It is obvious that such processes may go wrong caused by genetic defects such as amelogenesis and dentinogenesis imperfecta or acquired damage by chemotherapy, or irradiation or trauma affecting the primary and permanent dentitions. This course will be a fast paced and exciting evidence-based clinical presentation of the different techniques available to manage dental esthetic in young patients.

Learning Objectives
  • Review the most common types of traumatic dental injuries in young patients
  • Differentiate time sensitive traumatic dental injuries from those which are not
  • Review incidence of tooth developmental disturbances in children;
  • Review the evidence-based knowledge on tooth developmental disturbances diagnosis
  • Review treatment options for tooth developmental disturbances and traumatic dental injuries to primary and permanent teeth with appropriate cases:
      • Direct bonding of composite resin
      • Composite strip crowns
      • Prefabricated composite and zirconia crowns



speakers/instructors and topics are subject to change without prior notice