Kevin Donly - November 2020

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. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • 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
2 CEU Provided

About the Speaker: 
Kevin Donly, DDS, MS is currently a Professor and Chair in the Department of Developmental Dentistry and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  He received his DDS in 1984, Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry in 1986, and MS in 1986 from the University of Iowa.  Dr. Donly is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, was on the Board of Trustees for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, was on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation, is the previous Chair of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Council on Post-doctoral Education, is Past-President of the American Society of Dentistry for Children and was the Pediatric Dentistry Commissioner to the Commission on Dental Accreditation. He is currently the President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.  He has published over 350 chapters, manuscripts and abstracts associated with pediatric dentistry, prevention, dental restorative materials research and clinical utilization. 

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