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Pediatric Dentistry Practicum

Course Description

Management of Pain and Anxiety in the Pediatric Dental Patient

  • Modern concepts in behavior guidance
  • Best practices in local anesthesia and analgesia
  • Administration of nitrous oxide
  • Application of minimal sedation techniques

Lecture – Selecting Dental Biomaterials and Techniques Employed in Preventive, Restorative and Pulp Therapy in Pediatric Dentistry

  • Early childhood caries and risk assessment, Fluoride therapy
  • Evidence-based restorative materials – selection and indications
  • Sealants, bonding agents, glass ionomers and resin-modified glass ionomers
  • Composites – anterior and posterior restorations
  • Stainless steel crowns
  • Trauma
  • Modern Concepts in Pulp Therapy

Lab – Restorative Techniques

  • Rubber dam placement
  • Class II – traditional and slot
  • Strip crown form
  • Pulpotomy
  • Stainless Steel Crowns
  • Composite veneered anterior stainless steel crown
  • Case presentations

Course Objectives

The purpose of this course is to provide the general dental practitioner with contemporary knowledge and applied skills in pediatric dentistry that include:

  • Behavior management techniques
  • Updated knowledge and basic skills requisite to perform modern restorative procedures for the pediatric patient
  • Problem-solving and treatment planning



UF College of Dentistry
1395 Center Drive
Gainesville, FL 32610

University of Florida

Continuing Education Units

14 contact hours. Participation.

Hands-on Course Hands-On Workshop

Course Limit

  • 20 participants.

  • Friday & Saturday
  • Networking Breakfast & Lunch included
  • Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Participant Regular Fee Early Bird Fee
(Expires 1 month before course date)
Dentists $1,249 $1,099
Dates Location Course # AGD #
June 3-4, 2016 Gainesville 160223 430
July 21-22, 2017 Gainesville 170221 430