Dental restorative materials seem to keep improving daily. This topic will discuss some of these materials including Glass Ionomer Cement as a better alternative to resins. The Slot Prep for Class 2 lesions in primary and permanent teeth will also be presented as a way of doing minimally invasive dentistry (MID). A discussion on when to do ART and ITR will also be presented. Completing this talk will be a discussion on the rationale for not using benzocaine bases topical anesthetics and why Articaine is a better alternative than Lidocaine. By the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to do more successful and predictable pediatric dental restorations with less stress for the clinician and the patient.
Upon course completion, you will:
- Be able to explain the difference between PRR and ITR.
- Describe the difference between a Class 2 GV Black prep and a Slot prep.
- Compare and contrast the role of composite vs glass ionomer cement for restorations in primary and permanent teeth.
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.