New Pediatrics for General Dentists Course

Check out Dr. MacLean’s newest course, Pediatric Dentistry for the General Practitioner, available as a monthly, live, interactive webinar through ACES, Advanced Continuing Education Systems.

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Course Description

Tooth decay remains the number one most common disease of childhood, and there are more children than there are pediatric dentists to see them. General dentists play a critical role in screening, prevention, and early intervention to help ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles for pediatric patients. This course will review the core concepts of pediatric dentistry to enhance the general practitioner’s understanding of caries management for children including infant screening, lap exams, behavior management basics, risk assessment, prevention, minimally invasive treatments, and when to refer to a specialist. This course will help increase your confidence as a team player in improving oral health for all from an early age.

Course Objectives:

  • Pediatric dental screening
  • Infant lap exam
  • Behavior management techniques
  • Caries risk assessment
  • Anticipatory guidance and parent education
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Fluoride varnish application
  • Dental sealant placement
  • Silver diamine fluoride
  • Atraumatic restorative treatment
  • Red flags including abuse, neglect, airway, tethered oral tissue
  • When to refer to a pediatric dentist, orthodontist, and/or other allied health professional

About Live, Interactive Webcast Continuing Education Seminars:

A live, interactive webcast seminar is similar to attending a continuing education seminar in your community, except that you attend via your computer. Each course is done live in a format that allows your participation. Anyone who has access to a computer that can play sound can participate in an ACES webcast seminar. No special computer knowledge or equipment is required to participate in our webcast seminars. When you enroll in any ACES webcast course, you will be sent an e-mail with complete information on how to join the online seminar and a copy of the course syllabus. At the conclusion of your live seminar, you will complete a course examination online. You will then be able to print your continuing education certificate from your computer.