A classical presentation by an icon of pediatric dentistry and of special interest to those who are interested in the current excellent level of pediatric dentistry in Hong Kong. Asian guidelines are sometimes different from US guidelines.
Infants and young children with gross oral diseases (including nursing caries and traumatic injuries to the teeth and oralfacial tissues) present difficult problems for the child, the parent and dentist alike. Similarly, patients who are dental phobias and are in severe pain that cannot be easily controlled by local anesthetic alone will need special attention. Patients who suffer from major trauma and who require extensive surgical and root canal treatment will also need special behavior management techniques in order that the treatment may be carried out successfully. In addition, persons with minor physical handicaps, mental disabilities and severe dental phobias will require special behavior management techniques. The use of oral premedication agents, trans-cutaneous injection of a variety of medications as well as inhalation modalities using nitrous oxide will be discussed along with treatment under general anesthesia in the Hospital Operating Theatre. While the severely disabled and medically compromised
patients would best be treated in the Hospital using general anesthesia, the majority of otherwise relatively healthy infants, young children and adults and minimally handicapped persons can now be treated in the properly equipped dental office under sedation.
The presentation will show many clinical cases of various procedures including pulpectomy, stainless steel crown fabrication, endodontic procedures followed by pedodontics strip crowns, and surgery procedures for the removal of supernumerary teeth with some cases lasting three hours for total mouth rehabilitation. The net income per case can be appreciable. The lecture will be supplemented with a short
video on how the procedures are carried out in our clinic.
- Review the history of pediatric dentistry in pre-1980s USA
- Review of the development of pediatric dentistry in Hong Kong and Asia
- Review of current monitored anesthetic care if pediatric patients in Hong Kong
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Of interest to Dentists, Students & Residents, Auxiliaries and Office Staff and especially to those who have interests in the history of pediatric dentistry in the USA and especially Hong Kong and Asia.
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Course Materials Features
- Lessons 2
- Topics 0
- Quizzes 1
- Students 5
- Certificate Yes
- Assignment No
- Category Restorative Dentistry
- Lecture Length 120 minutes
- Original Release Date April 23, 2016
- Review Date October 18, 2020
- Expiration Date October 18, 2023