An evidence-based, minimally invasive treatment option for the management of severe early childhood caries is the Hall technique. It’s known that caries is a biofilm disease, and carious lesions are the result of a dysbiosis in the Biofilm. Systematic reviews demonstrate that complete caries removal is not necessary for caries management in an otherwise healthy, asymptomatic tooth. Instead, placing a sealed restoration like a Stainless Steel Crown is preferred for caries management. This minimally invasive approach is particularly advantageous for young, apprehensive patients, who may otherwise require sedation for traditional surgical interventions. This session will discuss the indications, contraindications, and the simple steps to doing this very successful procedure. Participating clinicians will be able to use this treatment modality in everyday clinical practice.
Upon course completion, you will:
- Learn the indications and contraindications for Hall Technique.
- Be able to list the steps to doing the procedure.
- Explain how SDF works.
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.