This presentation will focus on recent, evidence-based approaches to pulp therapy for cariously involved primary teeth. Current best evidence for a variety of pulpotomy techniques and agents will be presented, with emphasis on the controversy surrounding formocreasol. The mounting body of evidence supporting indirect pulp therapy (IPT) in primary teeth as an alternative to pulpotomy will be discussed, along with a description of techniques and medicaments for IPT in primary teeth.
- How to use alternative criteria to determine success following pulpotomy in primary teeth.
- Recent evidence-based findings about pulpotomy techniques using formocresol, electrosurgery, laser, ferric sulfate and MTA in primary teeth.
- How to diagnose and determine treatment indications for the alternative to pulpotomy of indirect pulp treatment (IPT) in primary teeth
- Recent evidence-based findings about the success of IPT compared with pulpotomy techniques.
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Dr. N. Sue Seale was Regents Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M Health Science Center in Dallas, Texas. She was Chairman of the Department Pediatric Dentistry at Baylor form 1986 until 2009 Editor in Chief of Pediatric Dentistry.
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