Pediatric Dentistry Workshop: Minimally Invasive Techniques, Laser Therapy, and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

With scientific evidence growing on a near-daily basis, knowing how to utilize minimally invasive techniques for caries management and addressing troublesome issues in pediatric dentistry has never been more essential. With guidance from two experts, you'll spend time learning why, when, and how to restore caries while also managing the most pressing issues in pediatric dental care. You will also have hours of guided practice using the same tools, techniques, and products implemented by today's minimally invasive innovators. This workshop features hands-on experiences in groups of 15 or fewer, giving you the time and attention you deserve to leave the weekend program ready for your patients on Monday. You will also have the opportunity to learn about underlying problems associated with pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (POSA). Our experts will present the different medical and dental approaches in treating POSA and how a multidisciplinary approach is crucial in its treatment.

Course Audience:

Register for Upcoming Sessions

January 1, 2001 8:30 am - January 1, 2001 4:00 pm

Session Location: 

University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Minneapolis Campus

Course Number: CF2921

Enrollment is limited to 30



Learn How To

  • Analyze scientific evidence supporting the use of minimally-invasive dental therapies with children as well as patients with special health care needs (SHCN) or complex medical conditions where traditional dentistry is not feasible
  • Consider the types of patient cases that are most suited for minimally invasive dentistry, including patients with SHCN, pre-cooperative behavior, patients that may not be well suited for oral conscious sedation or general anesthesia, and patients with severe financial obstacles or significant barriers when accessing dental care
  • Assess the most common and emerging types of minimally invasive care including, Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF), Silver-Modified Atraumatic Restorative Technique (SMART), Hall Crown technique, Resin Infiltration (anterior and posterior), Etch Bleach Seal, and Hard and Soft Tissue Laser
  • Review informed consent, coding, and billing
  • Determine case selection, tools, materials, and the clinical protocol for minimally invasive procedures
  • Use common minimally invasive products, tools, and techniques effectively, reflecting the current standard of care
  • Explain the pros and cons of each minimally invasive approach to families, patients, and your staff
  • Analyze common pediatric health care concerns facing today's providers: Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea (POSA)
  • Analyze the medical and dental etiology behind POSA
  • Identify various medical and dental therapies in treating POSA via a multidisciplinary approach

Training Methods

Illustrated lecture, case studies, hands-on activities

Note: This course does not cover all required training and certification needed to utilize lasers fully in pediatric practice.