Education regarding all aspects of treating the pediatric patient including behavior and clinical dental procedures. Pediatric dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides comprehensive preventative and therapeutic oral health for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.  Topics include training the child to accept dentistry, restoring and maintaining the primary and permanent dentition applying preventive measures for dental caries and periodontal disease and identifying and treating or referring occlusal dysfunction in the primary or mixed dentition. 

Topics may include:

  • Growth and development
  • Prevention of caries, diet and nutrition
  • Behavior management 
  • Space management and maintenance
    Education regarding the identification, diagnosis and management of space to create ideal occlusal schemes.
  • Pediatric special needs patient care
    Education in treating mentally or physically challenged children
  • Identification and reporting of child abuse
    Use code 155 to identify mandatory reporter of child abuse and neglect
  • Pediatric anesthesia and pain control
    Education related to relieving pain and gaining anesthesia in the pediatric population may use behavior modification or medications for anesthesia and pain control
  • Trauma management in young permanent and primary dentition
    Education on treating traumatized dentition in the young pediatric patient with primary or permanent dentition.
  • Pulpal therapy in primary dentition
    Educational topics include pulpectomy, pulp debridement and pulpotomy for the primary dentition
  • Pediatric operative dentistry
    Educational topics include restoring diseased dentition with direct restorations with glass ionomers, composites, resin ionomers, alloy, stainless steel crowns and any other emerging material
  • Emerging concepts, techniques, therapies and technology
    New technology/procedures used in any aspect (diagnosis or treatment) of pediatric patients.
  • Product/technology training
    Training on proper use of specific products/instruments developed to aid in the diagnosis or treatment of pediatric patients. Product training courses should be directed to current users or a product and focus on proper/safe use.  Courses cannot contain any marketing information intended to encourage participants to purchase the product.