Advanced Pediatric Dentistry Program ( 20 Credit Hours ) (Course)
The Advanced Pediatric Dentistry Program is a comprehensive training course covering various topics essential to mastering pediatric dentistry. Pediatric dentistry is a specialized field that requires extensive training and experience to ensure the best outcomes for young patients. The program provides dental practitioners with the tools and knowledge they need to excel in this specialized field and improve outcomes for young patients.
The courses cover topics such as anterior aesthetics, recent advances, traumatic dental injuries, interceptive orthodontics, regenerative endodontics, and the use of nitrous oxide. The lectures delivered by Prof. Dr. Randa Youssef provide an in-depth understanding of the requirements for an ideal restorative material, factors that affect the choice of materials, and aesthetics restoration using glass ionomers and composite resins.
The program covers recent advances in pediatric dentistry, including the hall technique, silver diamine fluoride (SDF), indications, contraindications, and application. Traumatic dental injuries in pediatric dentistry are also covered. Dr. Yehia AlSheltawy provides an overview of the definition, risk factors, history, and examination of traumatic dental injuries, reduction and fixation, luxative injuries in primary and permanent teeth, fracture injuries, and the avulsion of permanent teeth.
An essential topic covered in the program is interceptive orthodontics. Dr. Rasha Adel lectures on the definition of interceptive orthodontics, its procedures, including ectopic eruption, ankylosed primary molar, and supernumerary teeth. The course also covers oral habits such as thumb sucking, mouth breathing, and tongue thrusting.
Regenerative endodontics is a relatively new field in pediatric dentistry, and it is also covered in the program. Dr. Ahmed Shawky’s lectures cover the challenges of dealing with immature teeth and case selection, how to prepare fully revascularization by canal disinfection protocol, the application of a scaffold, and how to monitor clinical and radiographic outcomes.
Finally, the program covers the use of nitrous oxide in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Mohamed Zayed Radwan’s lectures cover the history of nitrous oxide, its properties, mechanism of action, effects, patient selection, and contraindications. The course also includes an introduction to the nitrous oxide device, mounting the gas tanks, tank operation maintenance, fail-safe devices, procedure preparation, drug dosage calculations, intraoperative management, and session termination, diagnosis, and billing codes.
In conclusion, the Advanced Pediatric Dentistry Program is an essential course for dental practitioners who wish to provide the best possible care for young patients. The course curriculum can be downloaded through the link provided, and the program delivers a comprehensive training course covering various topics essential to mastering pediatric dentistry. Participants gain in-depth knowledge and tools in anterior aesthetics, recent advances, traumatic dental injuries, interceptive orthodontics, regenerative endodontics, and the use of nitrous oxide.