Pediatric Dentistry Workshop: Minimally Invasive Techniques, Laser Therapy, and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

With scientific evidence growing on a near-daily basis, knowing how to utilize minimally invasive techniques for caries management and addressing troublesome issues in pediatric dentistry has never been more essential. With guidance from two experts, you'll spend time learning why, when, and how to restore caries while also managing the most pressing issues in pediatric dental care. You will also have hours of guided practice using the same tools, techniques, and products implemented by today's minimally invasive innovators. This workshop features hands-on experiences in groups of 15 or fewer, giving you the time and attention you deserve to leave the weekend program ready for your patients on Monday. You will also have the opportunity to learn about underlying problems associated with pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (POSA). Our experts will present the different medical and dental approaches in treating POSA and how a multidisciplinary approach is crucial in its treatment.
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February 18, 2022 to February 19, 2022


University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Minneapolis Campus
Course Number: CF2921

Enrollment is limited to 30


Learn How To

  • Analyze scientific evidence supporting the use of minimally-invasive dental therapies with children as well as patients with special health care needs (SHCN) or complex medical conditions where traditional dentistry is not feasible
  • Consider the types of patient cases that are most suited for minimally invasive dentistry, including patients with SHCN, pre-cooperative behavior, patients that may not be well suited for oral conscious sedation or general anesthesia, and patients with severe financial obstacles or significant barriers when accessing dental care
  • Assess the most common and emerging types of minimally invasive care including, Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF), Silver-Modified Atraumatic Restorative Technique (SMART), Hall Crown technique, Resin Infiltration (anterior and posterior), Etch Bleach Seal, and Hard and Soft Tissue Laser
  • Review informed consent, coding, and billing
  • Determine case selection, tools, materials, and the clinical protocol for minimally invasive procedures
  • Use common minimally invasive products, tools, and techniques effectively, reflecting the current standard of care
  • Explain the pros and cons of each minimally invasive approach to families, patients, and your staff
  • Analyze common pediatric health care concerns facing today's providers: Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea (POSA)
  • Analyze the medical and dental etiology behind POSA
  • Identify various medical and dental therapies in treating POSA via a multidisciplinary approach

Training Methods

Illustrated lecture, case studies, hands-on activities

Note: This course does not cover all required training and certification needed to utilize lasers fully in pediatric practice.


Credits and Fees


$1,495 dentist, dental therapist

A $695 deposit is due at the time of registration. The balance of the tuition is by January 21, 2022.


12.5 hours

Eligible for AGD Mastership credit in pediatric dentistry.

Minnesota Credits

12.5 Fundamental Credit Hours

Includes CORE Subject Area:

  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Record Keeping


8:30 AM to 4:00 PM each day

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Jacy Stauffer, DMD, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. After graduating in 2007 from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, Dr. Stauffer pursued a General Practice Residency at Rhode Island Hospital, focusing on adults and children with special health care needs. After completing her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, she worked in a private group practice setting for a few years before embarking on full-time academia. Her first full-time teaching position was with NYU-Langone's Advanced Education Program (Maryland) in Pediatric Dentistry, a position she held until relocating to California in 2016. Dr. Stauffer currently works in San Diego as a full-time attending provider at San Ysidro Health, also affiliated with NYU-Langone Dental Medicine. She enjoys treating the medically complicated patient population at Rady Children's Hospital, integrating minimally invasive dentistry into her everyday practice, while also serving as a mentor for resident research and contributing to various projects surrounding pediatric obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Stauffer is the pediatric dentist for the Rady Children's Hospital Complex Sleep Apnea Clinic. 

Kristine Fu Shue, DMD, is currently practicing pediatric dentistry along California's Central Coast. Dr. Shue graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2017, where her clinical honors focus was Medically Complex Patients. Dr. Shue completed the Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry program with NYU Langone Dental Medicine at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, California, where she served as chief resident. During her time in dental school and residency, Dr. Shue gained an appreciation for working with diverse populations and medically complex patients, including those with special health care needs, which is a research interest. After finishing residency, Dr. Shue moved to the San Luis Obispo area. She works in private practice as an associate at Coastal Pediatric Dentistry, where new technology, including lasers, is evaluated and brought into the practice to improve the patient experience.

Already Registered

  • Final registration will begin at 8:00 AM on Friday.
  • Continental breakfast will be available each morning.
  • The program will run from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM each day.
  • There will be 15-minute refreshment break mid-morning, and mid-afternoon.
  • Lunch is included.

If you have special dietary needs or are disabled and have special needs, please contact us at least two weeks prior to the program date.

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