Pediatric Caries Management and Pulp Therapy - Lecture

Course Fee: $

Early regsitration: $

CDE Credits: 7
no dates for 2019
Friday  9:00am - 5:00pm



Daniela R. Silva, DDS, MS
Associate Clinical Professor and Chair, Pediatric Dentistry, Residency Program Director, Thomas K. Barber Chair in Pediatric Denistry, UCLA School of Dentistry


The uniqueness of treating infants, children and adolescents is not limited to the ability to perform restorative procedures on young patients, but rather to actively promote oral health and monitor the dental growth and development of this special population of patients. This course will be fast paced with an exciting evidence-based clinical presentation of the different techniques available for the treatment of children. The topics and material have been selected to assist the practitioner in their daily practice to better serve children and adolescents.

Learning Objectives
  • Course overview: from infancy through adolescence 
  • Perinatal and infant oral health care
  • ECC prevention, caries risk assessment
  • Behavior guidance
  • The problem of occlusal caries
  • Sealants: resin based vs. glass ionomer
  • Diagnosing the primary teeth pulp status
  • Indirect pulp treatment as the “New Pulp Therapy” 
  • Whys and hows of pulpotomy and pulpectomy 
  • Restorations repair vs. replacement
  • Selecting the most appropriate restorative material


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