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Course # 52161 • Dental Treatment of Pediatric and Adolescent Patients

Overview

This course will highlight the oral health needs and problems unique to the pediatric and adolescent populations. The histological and anatomical differences between deciduous ("baby") teeth and their permanent successors will be discussed as they relate to form, function, and restorative dentistry. The safe and appropriate dosages and frequency of administration of analgesics, antibiotics, and local anesthetics for these patients will be compared to the adult population, whose capacity to metabolize and excrete these products is vastly different. The oral and maxillofacial lesions associated with common childhood systemic diseases will be reviewed. The ability to identify the most common oral and maxillofacial signs of child abuse and domestic violence is an ethical obligation that dental professionals must fulfill to protect children and adolescents. Because the dental treatment of any patient begins with their unique medical history, common medical problems among children and adolescents that can adversely affect oral health or that can impact the ability to provide dental treatment will also be discussed.

Education Category: Pediatrics

Release Date: 02/01/2017

Expiration Date: 01/31/2020

Audience

This course is designed for dental hygienists and assistants whose patient populations include children and/or adolescents. It may also be of interest to dentists with pediatric patients.

Accreditations/Approvals

NetCE is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership, and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 10/1/2015 to 9/30/2021. Provider ID 217994. AGD Subject Code 434. NetCE is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp. NetCE is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Board of Dentistry, Provider #50-2405. NetCE is an approved provider through CE Broker Provider #50-2405. NetCE is a Registered Provider with the Dental Board of California. Provider Number RP3841. Completion of this course does not constitute authorization for the attendee to perform any services that he or she is not legally authorized to perform based on his or her license or permit type. NetCE is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). NetCE complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, NetCE is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

Designations of Credit

NetCE designates this activity for 6 continuing education credits. This course meets the Dental Board of California's requirements for 6 unit(s) of continuing education. Dental Board of California course #06-3841-19218. NetCE is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEU(s) for this program.

Course Objective

Dental professionals are frequently involved in the care of pediatric and/or adolescent patients. The purpose of this course is to outline the oral health needs and problems unique to the pediatric and adolescent populations.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Outline the eruption sequence, anatomy, and morphology of deciduous teeth.
  2. List the restorative options for deciduous and permanent teeth in children and adolescents.
  3. Evaluate the preventive dentistry options that can benefit deciduous and permanent teeth.
  4. Cite the major differences in the use of medications for dental treatment of children and adolescents compared to their adult counterparts.
  5. Identify oral lesions that accompany common childhood and adolescent diseases.
  6. Evaluate the common oral and maxillofacial signs of child and adolescent abuse.
  7. Describe possible oral manifestations of eating disorders.

Faculty

Mark J. Szarejko, DDS, FAGD, received his dental degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1985. He received fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry in 1994.

Faculty Disclosure

Contributing faculty, Mark J. Szarejko, DDS, FAGD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.

Division Planner

William E. Frey, DDS, MS, FICD

Division Planner Disclosure

The division planner has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.

About the Sponsor

The purpose of NetCE is to provide challenging curricula to assist healthcare professionals to raise their levels of expertise while fulfilling their continuing education requirements, thereby improving the quality of healthcare.

Our contributing faculty members have taken care to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and compatible with the standards generally accepted at the time of publication. The publisher disclaims any liability, loss or damage incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the contents. Participants are cautioned about the potential risk of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques into practice.

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of NetCE not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

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