Epidemiological studies have shown that 30% of children and 20% of all US teens have sustained dental trauma. 5 million teeth are avulsed yearly at a cost of $500 million in repairing the problem. This session will discuss the contemporary concepts in the biology, diagnosing, treatment, and prevention of common pediatric dental injuries. Also, when to not treat will be discussed. At the conclusion, the learner will be able to properly assess and treat the myriad of dental injuries the practitioner may face in practice.
Upon course completion, you will:
- Know how to describe 2 types of periodontal dental trauma and its treatment.
- Know how to describe 2 types of dental (teeth) trauma and its treatment.
- Be able to compare treatment for avulsion vs intrusion.
Lance Kisby DMD, FASDC, FAAPD, MAGD
Dr. Kisby is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and did his Pediatric Dental training at Floating Hospital in Boston. He was in private practice for 17 years in Massachusetts before taking a position as Chief of Pediatric Dentistry at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut. He became Chief of Pediatric Dentistry and Program director of the Pediatric Dental Residency he created at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA, and then Division Chief of Pediatric Dentistry and Program Director of the Pediatric Dental Residency at A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Delaware. He is Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry, the author of numerous articles, a contributing author of a Pediatric Dental textbook, a contributing author for a textbook on Cerebral Palsy and a former Contributing Editor for the Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Kisby now practices in Lac du Flambeau, WI and brings over 45 years of clinical, practical, and teaching experience on many topics and issues in Pediatric Dentistry.