Course Description

Have you ever seen your patient list for the next day only to find that there are a lot of pediatric patients? Does this make you start to shake and sweat? Well, have no fear.  This course is for you. We all know safe and successful pediatric dental treatment depends on patient cooperation. This session will go beyond Tell-Show-Do and help the practitioner know that while there is no magic fairy dust in pedo to getting a patient to cooperate there are some insights and techniques to help achieve this. First, there will be a discussion on what you can and can not change. Then, there will be a segment on the role of prenatal stress on future child behavior and how it is a risk factor for more caries, how to predict child behavior, and how to manage the patient with ADHD. Simple and effective communication skills and techniques based on new and emerging research in pediatric psychology and when to defer treatment with SDF, ITR and ATR, and treatment plan modification will be presented. At the end of the session, the practitioner will be more confident to face successfully any child behavior in the office

Learner Outcomes

Upon course completion, you will:

  • Explain 3 methods to help a parent prepare for a child’s first visit.
  • Describe and give an example of tell-show-do.
  • What is the role of stress in a child’s life and future behavior.




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.

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Section Title
Pedo Pearls – Behavior Guidance in Pediatric Dentistry
Online-fixed date/synchronous meeting(s)
6:30PM to 7:30PM
Aug 26, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Online Learning
Course Fee(s)
CDE - Dental Team $15 non-credit $15.00
CDE - Dentist $30 non-credit $30.00