Miniresidency in Pediatric Dentistry
Miniresidency in Pediatric Dentistry
Offered annually in March
Are you looking for a comprehensive and relevant update in pediatric dentistry that includes hands-on experience?
You will want to take advantage of this rare hands-on opportunity in contemporary pediatric dentistry. Two enthusiastic and experienced instructors will share with you everything you need to know about pediatric dentistry today and will guide you through several hands-on workshops relevant to your practice. In addition, you will benefit from the individual attention from faculty and close interaction with fellow course participants afforded by the small class size. After this practical program, you will return to your practice with the knowledge, confidence and skills to treat young children using present-day materials and techniques.
You will receive useful information on how to:
- assess a child’s caries risk and treatment plan accordingly.
- determine when to initiate pulp therapy, restore or extract primary teeth.
- diagnose and manage developing malocclusion in the primary and early mixed dentition.
- manage premature tooth loss.
- select the best restorative option and material—all things considered.
- assess and manage traumatic injuries in the primary and mixed dentition.
- reduce fear and anxiety and provide pain control for the young patient.
- manage behaviorally challenging children and their parents.
- determine when to treat in your practice and when to refer.
Through hands-on experience you learn how to:
- prepare and adapt stainless steel crowns.
- design and fabricate arch length space maintainers.
- prepare teeth for a pulpotomy.
- prepare and restore fractured primary incisors with celluloid crown forms.
Who Should Attend
General dentists and dental therapists who want to enhance their knowledge and skills in order to provide efficient treatment and cost-effective therapy to children in their practice.
Illustrated lectures, discussion, case presentations, video demonstrations, laboratory exercises.
Richard J. Baylon, D.D.S., Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; private practice, limited to pediatric dentistry; member of St. Paul Children’s Hospital staff. Dr. Baylon also serves as a consulting pediatric dentist for 3M ESPE Dental Products Division.
Robert S. Jones, D.D.S., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Jones received his DDS and PhD after completing the Dental Scientist Training Program at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He completed his Pediatric Dental Residency at UCSF in 2009 and has done research in examining biological factors in Early Childhood Caries. Dr. Jones is a 2010 recipient of the Faculty Development Award from the 3M Foundation. He is also a Co-PI on a funded NIH grant (Sept 2010) examining the interaction of oral biofilms and dental resin composites.
Paul O. Walker, D.D.S., M.S., Vice President, Clinical Quality/Development, Kool Smiles, Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Walker is a board certified pediatric dentist. He served as the Program Director of the Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry and the Director of the Hospital Dental Clinic at the University of Minnesota from 1972-1994. Dr. Walker is also a Clinical Professor, Indiana University in a part-time capacity and an independent pediatric dentistry consultant. In 2011, Dr. Walker was appointed to the Minnesota Board of Dentistry for a four-year term.
Here's what past participants have liked about this course:
"Very well run course, I feel more confident treating kids in my practice after taking it." Dr. Jordan Anderson, Coleraine, Minnesota
"Enjoyed this course very much! Rick and Paul are great teachers." Dr. Jamie Mandigo, Crivitz, Wisconsin
"This course gave me applicable information that I can incorporate into my dental practice to improve the predictability of treatment and my confidence." Dr. Allessandra Lowery, Greenville, North Carolina
"Very informational and interactive course. There was a lot of opportunity to ask questions and one-on-one interaction with the presenters. They even modified the material depending on the interest of the group." Dr. Preetika Arora, Stillwater, Minnesota
“It provides a great overview of all pertinent pedo topics for the general dentist. Great information and a lot of good visual/hands-on components.”
"The instructors were very interesting and made the course fun. Their private practice experience made the course much more relevant." Dr. Tim McMann, Farmington, Missouri