It’s not always possible to safely treat your pediatric patients with traditional modalities. That may be due to developmental behavioral challenges or special needs concerns. Traditionally these situations have been managed with minimally invasive methods including caries arresting treatments such as silver diamine fluoride with or without potassium iodide, intermediate restorative techniques and atraumatic restorative techniques using bioactive glass materials. More recently the Hall technique for placement of stainless steel crowns has become a popular and proven effective treatment. Minimally invasive management of dental caries for pediatric patients has been proven effective in many clinical situations. Now with a global pandemic crisis upon us, focus has turned to these treatment modalities as they can be accomplished, quickly and effectively and often without use of any handpiece at all. In this webinar you will learn effective treatment using silver diamine fluoride / potassium iodide, glass ionomer restorative materials and Hall technique stainless steel crowns and how to use these tools to help manage your pediatric patient population now and into the future.
- Understand the implications of traditional caries management and the barriers that present using these techniques in our current global pandemic.
- Recognize the mechanism and rationale for carries arrest medicaments.
- Understand how glass ionomers play an important role in minimally invasive dentistry.
- Learn the Hall technique placement of stainless steel crowns.