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This course distills over 20 years of full time clinical private practice successes and disappointments into 90 minutes of “pearls” to best enhance your clinical practice of pediatric dentistry. The realms of treatment modalities will span convention al care with nitrous, conscious sedation to general anesthesia. Clinical technique tips will be given to promote the most positive patient care outcomes. Clinical discussion topics and cases will include esthetic crowns, Class II composites, appliances, trauma management, pathology, special health care needs considerations to clinic flow models for predictable efficiency.

Materials developed will be available and shared with attendees (per request) such as Denovo band to SSC size charts and treatment guide educational sheets to best educate parents regarding risks benefits and options of pediatric dental treatment you recommend. The session will conclude with discussion of the little things that make the big difference in a pediatric dental practice.

Educational Objectives:

  • Discuss and recommend techniques to manage and sedate children
  • Provide tips and methods to make patient visits easier and fun

CE Credit Units:

1.5 CEUs

Level of skill recommended for participants:

Of interest to Dentists, Students & Residents, Dental Auxiliaries and Office Staff

Refund Policy:

There are no refunds for CSPD Online CE courses. For any questions, please contact CSPD Executive Director, Paul Reggiardo, DDS, at 


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The CE provider (CSPD) uses reasonable care in selecting and providing content that is accurate. However, the CE provider does not independently verify the content or materials. The CE provider does not represent that the instructional materials are error-free or that the content or materials are comprehensive. Any opinions expressed in the materials are those of the author(s) of the materials and not the CE provider. Completing one or more continuing education courses does not provide sufficient information to qualify the participant as an expert in the field related to the course topic or in any specific technique or procedure. The instructional materials are intended to supplement rather than substitute for the knowledge, expertise, skill and judgment of a trained health care professional.


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The continuing education website of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry is CSPD – Online Continuing Education. We respect the privacy of the user to the site. The Privacy Policy addresses our use of the information collected by virtue of your use of  CSPD – Online Continuing Education.

The information we collect on our website is used to improve the content and to advance our mission of exceptional online continuing education.

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CE Policy:

The California Society of Pediatric Dentistry (CSPD) is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider Approved by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. 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 CSPD at (916) 231-2142 or to ADA CERP at

Credit is awarded on an hour-for-hour basis. Each attendee should claim only those hours of credit that he or she was in actual attendance of the educational activity. Participants should retain course certificate of completion for their records.

Original Continuing Education Certificates are subject to Dental Board of California audit and should be retained by the licentiate for a period of six years. Completion of these courses 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. This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for above designated units of continuing education.

Course Materials Features

  • Lessons 2
  • Topics 0
  • Quizzes 1
  • Students 47
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assignment No
  • Category Behavior Management
  • Lecture Length 93 minutes
  • Original Release Date March 23, 2021
  • Review Date March 23, 2021
  • Expiration Date March 23, 2024

Course Materials Content

View lecture, take and pass quiz before receiving your CE certificate. You must score 70% or higher to pass.
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Instructor Info:

E. LaRee Johnson, DDS, MS,  graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry before completing a 3-year pediatric dentistry residency and Master of Science degree at the University of North Carolina. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Kellogg Leadership Institute Cohort V and serves as adjunct faculty at the University of North Carolina. She has been inducted into the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. Since opening a practice from the ground up and completing board certification, Dr. Johnson has mentored many colleagues to achieve board certification and open and/or tune-up their practices. She is the current President of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Johnson has been in full-time private practice for over 20 years. She is the founder of Carolina Pediatric Dentistry, a multi-doctor, two-location practice in Raleigh, North Carolina and speaks nationally and internationally. Professionally, she foremost enjoys clinical pediatric dentistry. Her effective practice management skills are simply a byproduct of ensuring a patient-centered practice model.

Being a wife and mother of two teenagers brings Dr. Johnson her greatest joy. Her family’s hobbies include anything outside, travel, CrossFit and endurance sports. She and her husband have completed multiple Ironman triathlons, the Umstead 100 Mile Endurance Run, and together have the goal to complete a marathon in each of the 50 states before age 50 (including qualifying for the Boston Marathon).

Instructor Disclosure of any conflicts of interest:

None disclosed

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