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Tri-County Dental Society designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits. (2 CEU's)
Pediatric dental trauma happens very often in daily life. When an oral or dental trauma happens, it can be a physical and psychological shock to both parents and children; thus, it often times may make the management of the situation more difficult for the dentist managing the emergency treatment. In the pediatric dental population, the dental trauma can involve both primary and permanent dentition. The treatment protocol is very different for primary and permanent dentition In addition, the treatment is different by the extensiveness of the hard tissue and soft tissue involvement.
While treating a trauma patient, a clinician should not simply focus in the mouth, but the clinician also needs to see the whole picture. A thorough history, including past medical history, past dental history, trauma history from both patient and parent should be taken. A thorough exam including physical exam, intraoral exam, extra-oral exam, radiographic exam, and pulp vitality should be performed too. A well documented baseline trauma history is very important as a reference for the future treatment.
WHO classified the injury by 1) hard tissues and pulp; 2) periodontal tissues; 3) supporting bone; 4) gingival or oral mucosa. For the hard tissues and pulp injury, the most often used classification is Ellis’ classification. Ellis’ Class 1: enamel fracture, Class 2: enamel and dentin fracture, Class 3: pulp involvement and Class 4: whole crown fracture off. For the periodontal tissue injuries, there are various classifications such as concussion, subluxation, extrusion, lateral luxation, intrusion and avulsion.
Post trauma follow up needs to be performed in a set protocol and if any complication is found by the dentist, an appropriate treatment including endodontic, restorative, surgical and/or bleaching treatment may need to be rendered to achieve the best outcome. Trauma treatment is not just emergency treatment; there must be long term treatment plan.
(1) review and update the exam and diagnosis of pediatric oral and dental trauma; (2) review and update the treatment and management of primary teeth trauma; (3) review and update the treatment and management of young permanent teeth trauma; (4) raise the awareness in regard to the importance of trauma management; (5) update pediatric dental trauma medication and protocols.Oral and dental trauma management of children and adolescents is a very complex issue, it is crucial to identify complications of oral dental trauma and to provide long term follow-up
About the Speaker:
I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1996 at the Taipei Medical University School of Dentistry in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China. I then moved to Maryland and attended the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 2000, receiving my Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and a Master’s Degree in Oral Biology. I taught as an Assistant and then Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Texas’s Dental Branch at Houston, and studied at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Health Information Science, where I earned my Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Health Informatics in 2002 and 2007, respectively. I have been a full-time Associate Professor (2008), Professor (2014) and Program Director at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry since 2008.
I am a board-certified Diplomat and Board Examiner for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. I have also served on the Board of Directors, Chair of Continuing Education and as Editor for the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry. I currently serve as a member of the Council on Scientific Affairs of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Education Committee of International Association Pediatric Dentistry. More recently, I was given the title of Secretary and Treasurer for the International Association for Dental Research’s Pediatric Oral Health Scientific Group. I am also a fellow of the American College of Dentists, and am the recipient of several national and international awards, scholarships, and grants. I’ve published numerous articles and am a nationally and internationally invited speaker. Working as an attending faculty the pediatric dentistry department for almost a decade has shown that there is a constant need for coverage in our clinic.
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