March 2020 Volume LV Number 2


Sunday Scientific Program

January 2020 Volume LV Number 1

300. String of Pearls PD, DT
Sunday, May 24
8:30 – 11:30 AM
8:30 – 8:45 AM
Airway Rescue and Management in Pediatric Sedation
Steve Yun, M.D.
This lecture will focus on simple, practical techniques and strategies that the dental practitioner can utilize to safely manage the pediatric airway and emergency rescue skills. A simpler, more powerful airway algorithm (the airway vortex model) will also help the audience be better prepared to handle pediatric airway emergencies.
8:45 – 9 AM
Childhood Cancer Survivors Oral Health Considerations
Katerina Kavvadia, D.D.S., MDent Sc, Ph.D.
Childhood cancer survivors often present with tooth development aberrations either in the root or the crown, attributed to chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy during active tooth development. The aim of  this presentation is to discuss such aberrations as well as their implication for the patients future oral health, through reviewing series of clinical cases and presenting results of relevant systematic reviews.
9 – 9:15 AM
Sequel of Early Age Trauma to Anterior Region: Interesting Findings
Vijay P. Mathur, B.D.S., M.D.S.
Trauma to anterior maxilla before age of four years may result in several effects on erupting permanent buds. This presentation will describe some of the inter- esting clinical findings as a case series.
9:15 – 9:30 am
Ergonomics and Optics for Pediatric Dentists
Bryan Skar, D.D.S.
Practitioner health and wellness are increasing in the consciousness of the provider community. By identify- ing and correcting improper posture and other ergo- nomic shortcomings the dental provider can decrease occupational pain, fatigue and burnout. Providers who care for themselves are in a better position to serve their patients, families and communities.
9:30 – 9:45 AM
Fantastic Firsts-Making the Most of the First Visit with Oral Health and Wellness
Lavanya Venkateswaran, D.D.S.
The first visit for patients at your office provides a unique opportunity to connect with parents and under- stand the family’s oral health attitudes and lifestyle. This presentation highlights key points to emphasize with parents to maximize preventive oral health and make oral wellness a priority in their child’s life.
9:45 – 10 AM
Management of Maxillary Space Loss using the Pendulum Appliance
David M. Avenetti, D.D.S., M.S.D., M.P.H.
The pendulum appliance is a cost-effective solution for many patients. This session will describe the causes and effects of unilateral/bilateral space loss in the maxilla; describe the design and biomechanics of the pendulum appliance to regain space; and describe the integration of an expansion screw when expansion is needed.
10 – 10:15 AM
Myofunctional Therapy: The Game Changer and the Missing Link in a Pediatric Dental Practice
Navreet K. Sidhu, D.D.S.
Early recognition and treatment of deleterious oral hab- its is essential for oral facial development. Therefore, thorough myofunctional evaluation should be a key element of the initial patient encounter. It is imperative that the pediatric dentist possess the skills to address oral dysfunction.
10:15 – 10:30 AM
Preventing Prolonged General Anesthesia in Very Young Patients
Brett T. Chiquet, D.D.S., Ph.D.
In December 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Adminis- tration issued a Drug Safety Communication cautioning against prolonged use (three or more hours) of general anesthetic and sedation drugs in children under the age of three. Events leading to prolonged anesthesia in pediatric dentistry cases will be discussed
10:30 – 10:45 AM
Chalky Teeth in Children - A View from ‘Downunder’
Mala Desai, B.D.Sc.,M.D.Sc., Grad Dip Clin Dent
Developmental dental defects (D3) pose a significant challenge to clinicians worldwide. Clinical cases and experiences managing children with chalky teeth will be presented. Furthermore, research findings and valuable online resources from the "Chalky Teeth Campaign", an initiative from D3 Group downunder will be shared.
10:45 – 11 AM
SDF and Zirconia: Esthetic Solutions for Non-Esthetic Caries Arrest
Dustin S. Janssen, D.D.S.
Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) has radically changed the methodology with which we can practice pediatric dentistry. However, this is often off-putting because of the poor esthetic results. In this presentation we will demonstrate the steps to arrest carious lesions with SDF while offering a long lasting esthetic result.
11 – 11:15 am
Resin Infiltration for Interproximal and Smooth Surface Lesions
Carla E. Cohn, D.M.D.
Using resin infiltration since its introduction in North America ten years ago, I have infiltrated countless incipiencies, white spot lesions, molar incisor hypo- mineralized teeth, fluorosis and select enamel defects. Technique, indications and application of this unique minimally invasive product will be presented along with clinical cases.
11:15 – 11:30 am
Restoring without Drilling: Paradigm Shift in Dentistry for Children
Fouad S. Salama, B.D.S.
The purpose of this presentation is to give an overview of the newest caries management procedures without drilling as well as caries control in the dental practice with emphasis on the pros and cons of different ap- proaches, which should be considered carefully to make a sensible decision using evidence-based guidelines.
310. Sores and Bumps 101 PD
Sunday, May 24
8:30 – 11:30 AM
Juan Yepes, D.D.S., M.D., M.P.H., M.S., DrP.H.
This three hour lecture will use real patients that can walk at any time and at any pediatric dental practice in the country with the oral mucosa or gums, small sores in the lower lip, well defined patches on the dorm of the tongue, generalized sore gums, bad taste, halitosis, bumps in the floor of the mouth, etc. Please, come to this Sunday morning lecture with a lot of energy and your mo- bile device to participate in questions developed for each patient. The lecture is practical and will cover common issues that the pediatric dentist will face in a busy practice.
Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:
  • Establish a differential diagnosis for the most common soft tissue issues that can present in the oral cavity of children.
  • Discuss the basis for the treatment of the most common soft tissue issues that can present in the oral cavity of children.
  • Understand the reasons and criteria for referral of children with soft tissues issues in the oral cavity.
Juan F. Yepes is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis, Indiana Yepes is also an academic scholar at the Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry, University at Buffalo. Yepes is a dentist and a physician from Javeriana University at Bogota, Colombia. In 1999, Yepes moved to the USA and attended the University of Iowa and the University of Pennsylvania where he completed a fellowship  and residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and Oral Medicine respectively in 2002 and 2004. In 2006, he completed a Master in Public Health, and in 2011 a Doctoral Degree in Public Health both with emphasis in epidemiology at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. In 2008, Yepes completed a residency program in Dental Public Health at University of Texa A&M. Finally, he completed the residency program and Masters of Science degree in pediatric dentistry at the University of Kentucky in 2012.
Yepes is Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine, American Board of Dental Public Health, and American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Yepes was the section head of oral and maxillofacial radiology at the University of Kentucky for six years. He is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Oral Medicine, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, and American Dental Association. Yepes is a fellow in dental surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons at Edinburgh, Scotland. He is in the editorial board of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology. His research and teaching interest are in the area of radiation safety, oral medicine, oral radiology and oral pathology in children.

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