Restorative procedures in pediatric dentistry involve special considerations for the growing dentition. Both the patient's current situation and future needs must be kept in mind. In this Compendium eBook two continuing education articles are provided, each presenting different concerns regarding dentition and related development. Download to earn 4 FREE CEU now!
CE 1: Preservation in Young Patients of Pulp Vitality and Anatomical-Functional Restoration of the Lost Structure Carlos Andres Villavicencio Espinoza, DDS, MSc, PhD; Juan Fernando Ordoñez Aguilera, DDS, MSc; Fabio Antonio Piola Rizzante, MSc, PhD; Rafael Massunari Maenosono, MSc, PhD; Eduardo Batista Franco, MSc, PhD; and Sérgio Kiyoshi Ishikiriama, MSc, PhD
This article on preservation of pulp vitality and anatomical-functional restoration of the lost structure concerns young patients who present with carious lesions that progress acutely, compromising a large amont of tooth structure. In these cases, a treatment to prevent the occurence of pulp expsure and promote remineralization of caries-affected dentin is necessary to maintain healthy dental structure and allow more conservative interventions. This article describes a succesful pulp capping and stepwise excavation. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost: $0 Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC
CE 2: Severely Malformed/Carious/Sensitive Permanent Molars: New Repair Considerations Theodore P. Croll, DDS
Long-term restoration cannot be achieved until children are older, when sufficient eruption and maturation of the affected teeth occurs. When children are young, the main challenge is how to restore the affected teeth for an interim period. This article discusses interim repair considerations including the use of new materials, documenting five cases that illustrate the methods involved. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost: $0 Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC