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Miniresidency in Pediatric Dentistry

Miniresidency in Pediatric Dentistry

March 11-13, 2016 

This course is currently being filled from our priority notification list. Please call (612) 625-1418 or (800) 685-1418, or email to be added to the priority notification list.

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. 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.

Educational Methods

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., Associate 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. 

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:

"Excellent program. I am leaving this program ready to incorporate all that I learned. You leave with confidence because it was very thorough." Dr. Margo Robinson, Chantilly, Virginia

"Program was very useful and I found it to be very applicable to my day-to-day practice. I'm excited to make changes in my pediatric techniques." Dr. Ronny Hourani, Tecumseh, Michigan

"Awesome instructors with an abundance of knowledge! " Aaron George, Guntersville, Alabama

"Very well run course, I feel more confident treating kids in my practice after taking it." Dr. Jordan Anderson, Coleraine, Minnesota

"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



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