November 11, 2020
Presenter: Kevin Donly, DDS
Joint Meeting with the CT Society of Pediatric Dentists
An Update on Preventive Remineralizing Agents
Risk assessment utilization in decision-making for restorative care will be discussed and related to recommendations made by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry for restorative dentistry care in children. The effectiveness of caries inhibition and remineralization enhancement of fluoride-releasing glass ionomer cements and resins will be addressed, demonstrating fluoride release may not be directly related to caries prevention. The use of resin-based composites in Pediatric Dentistry will be reviewed, including the concept of using hybrid, flowable, bioactive and condensable resin-based composites. Appropriate clinical utilization, indications, contraindications, advantages and disadvantages will be discussed. The explanation of why the esthetic enamel microabrasion technique is effective and how to explain this to patients and parents will be discussed.
- Be exposed to early diagnosis of enamel demineralization and understand preventive regimens available, as well as appropriate intervention with these agents, using minimally invasive techniques
- Understand pediatric dentistry standards of care using risk assessment in decision-making