Dr. Travis Nelson is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Washington, and he maintains privileges at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Dr. Nelson received his DDS from Loma Linda University, subsequently completed a residency in Pediatric Dentistry and a Masters of Public Health degree at the University of Washington, and is a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He has authored numerous published articles, and has lectured both nationally and internationally on a variety of topics. His clinical and research interests include providing dental care for children with autism, pediatric restorative dentistry, and procedural sedation.
This course is focused on practical strategies to improve patient behavior, parent acceptance, and provider satisfaction. Dr. Nelson will discuss clinical pearls that make your life easier and your patients happier. The course will cover:
- Behavior Guidance from the North American Perspective
- When to use pharmacology to facilitate a positive patient experience, and how to do it safely and effectively
- Strategies for working with children with special health care needs (CSHCN)
- Deferred and alternative treatment with silver diamine fluoride, interim therapeutic restorations, and Hall crowns
- Helpful tips to improve outcomes in pediatric restorative care
Pediatric Dentistry –The Forgotten Child of the Digital Era?
Recent trends illustrate the prevalenance of digital technology and how it has permeated into almost every facet of modern dentistry. In this seminar, Dr. Hsuan Chen will speak about a specific workflow in digital dentistry: the chairside CAD/CAM restoration. Through case studies, the presentation will focus on clinical applications for prosthodontics, orthodontics, and pediatric dentistry.
Chair and Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Kyunghee University.
Fellow, International Association of Dental Traumatology.
Director, Insurance, Korean Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
The Current Concept of Traumatic Injuries in Primary and Permanent Tooth.
Recently, traumatic dental injuries (TDIs) are listed as the fifth-prevalent diseases in all human diseases. TDIs are especially more common in children and adolescents. One-third of children have experienced TDIs in the primary dentition and one-fourth of adolescents in the permanent dentition. Emergency dental care is necessary as soon as TDIs occur and therefore not only are proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment mandatory but also, regular patient follow-up is obligatory. Accurate diagnosis and treatment of TDIs in timely manner according to the IADT (International Association of Dental traumatology) guidelines is imperative for the patient’s prognosis and long-term outcome. The guideline is reliable, readily understandable, and practical with the aim of delivering appropriate care as effectively and efficiently as possible and should assist dentists, other healthcare professionals and patients in decision making regarding TDIs. In this lecture, I would like to share a brief review of the contemporary TDI guideline in primary dentition and elaborate more on root fracture and atypical root resorption, which is specifically my area of interest. I would also like to introduce basic study for treatment of avulsed teeth.