School of Dentistry

Continuing Dental Education

Providing timely and practical continuing education for dental professionals

Miniresidency in Pediatric Dentistry

Miniresidency in Pediatric Dentistry

Offered annually in March

Call (612) 625-1418 or (800) 685-1418, or email cdeumn@umn.edu to be added to our priority notification list for the next course offering.

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.

Benefits/Objectives

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.

Instructors

 

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.

 

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.

Testimonials

Here's what past participants have liked about this course:

“Depth of information, fun, lab exercises, wide variety of topics.”

“The knowledge and personal attention each instructor gave.”

“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.”

“Hands on, good information, great speakers.”

“The teachers, lab practice, everything was great!” (Lucian Narita, Midland, TX)

"The instructors were very interesting and made the course fun. Their private practice experience made the course much more relevant." (Tim McMann, Farmington, MO)

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