DATE: Sunday, November 11, 2018
TIME: Registration: 8:30 a.m. | Lecture: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry - Prince Hall, 11092 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92350
TUITION: $195 DDS / $145 AUX
LUNCH: Will NOT be provided
CREDIT: This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 7 units of continuing education.
AGD Code: 430
Greg Psaltis, DDS
So Little Room, So Much to See - The Complete Pediatric Dental Examination
Every pediatric dental examination is like a new patient examination simply because of the dynamics of growth and development. Furthermore, there is much to see in the mouths of children other than caries and loose teeth. This program development thoroughly covers all aspects of the pediatric dental examination including recognition of anomalies, growth and routine. Both clinical and radiographic photographs illustrate the areas of discussion.
- Diagnose early orthodontic problems.
- Develop appropriate treatment planning for success.
- See why every pediatric examination is a new patient examination.
- Incorporate proper radiograph protocols.
I was on the Internet Last Night
We all have had the experience of patients (or parents of patients) coming in to our practices and questioning our treatment recommendations because of their new-found knowledge they obtained from the internet. In this course, we will explore why this is happening so frequently, what ramifications it can have on your practice and how to deal with it. Specific issues, such as primary pulp medicaments, fluoride and sealant materials will be discussed with the controversies surrounding them. Tools for dealing with this increasing phenomenon will help practitioners to communicate more effectively when faced with demands from patients.
- Understand why the internet has become such a big issue for health care providers.
- Appreciate how (and why) science is struggling in today's world.
- Incorporate communication skills in dealing with parents' and patients' demands.
- Recognize discrepancies in some dental publications and why it confuses even us.