Personalized Dental Caries Management and Restorative Treatment for the Young Patient

Course Fee: $1210

Early registration: $1089

CDE Credits: 13
October 23-24, 2020
course postponed
new date to be announced

 (coming soon)

Friday 9:00am - 5:00 pm  &
Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm

 Lecture course required



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



Pediatric Dentists and General Dentists alike can benefit from this course. Dental caries in children remains the most prevalent chronic condition among US children
and the most unmet health care need of poor children across the country. As much as 80% of caries incidence is experienced by only 20-25% of the population. Understanding the
infectious nature of dental caries and the transmission of cariogenic microorganisms provides new insight to potential prevention strategies and restorative approaches.

As oral health care providers, we aim at preventing and alleviating the complications of dental caries, like pulpal infection, relieving associated symptomatology and ultimately,
preserving the tooth. However, specific challenges and considerations exist when managing children. Generally, pediatric patients are poor historians, sensibility testing can be
unreliable and chairside cooperation may be compromised. In addition, primary and young permanent teeth have anatomical differences that mandate specific treatment strategies.

Through the presentation of numerous clinical cases, participants will understand the multifactorial nature of dental caries and be exposed to developing comprehensive
preventive and restorative treatment approaches based on the individual patient’s risk.

Learning Objectives
  • Review the evidence-based knowledge behind our understanding of the cause and treatment of dental caries in children
  • Recognize the need for individual preventive measurements associated with restorative approaches
  • Classify caries lesions based on clinical and radiographic findings
  • Diagnose the primary teeth pulp status
  • Understand the guiding principles used during assessment and removal of carious tissue
  • Determine the most recommended pulp therapy for teeth with deep carious lesions:
    - Indirect Pulp Treatment (IPT), Stepwise Excavation, Direct Pulp Capping (DPC), Partial Pulpotomy, Pulpotomy and Pulpectomy
  • Understand and develop restorative treatment plan based on the individual patient’s risk
  • Select the most appropriate restorative material for primary molars: Stainless Steel Crowns vs. Class II restorations



The 6-hour hands-on workshop is for you to learn how to apply the benefits of the glass ionomer cements in your practice and how to restore the primary teeth that most other
providers would extract. Extracting the anterior or posterior primary dentition is not always the best option when it can otherwise be restored. You will also develop and improve your
skills on how to perform pulp therapy and stainless-steel crowns in primary teeth.

Workshop Learning Objectives
  • Know how and when to use glass ionomer cements for I.T.R. (Interim Therapeutic Restorations)
  • Indirect Pulp Treatment (IPT) and Pulpotomy for Primary Molars
  • Class II and III Restorations using Resin Modified Glass Ionomer Cement (RMGIC)
  • Stainless Steel Crowns for Primary Molars


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