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Does it Really Work? Minimal Intervention Approaches for Caries Management in Children (including SDF, ITR/ART and Hall Technique)

Recorded On: 05/23/2020

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Traditional operative treatment using different restorative materials, has been used for over a century to treat the dental destruction caused by dental caries. It is invasive, technique sensitive, costly, and requires significant cooperation from the patient. Many patients are unable to receive this treatment because they are too young, anxious, have medical conditions that limit their cooperation, or lack the resources to access care. The advent of new materials, concepts and products, have allowed the introduction of Minimal Intervention Approaches to manage caries lesions that allow us to give patients an alternative option. This presentation will discuss the use of Silver Diamine Fluoride, ITR/ART and the Hall Technique as Minimal Intervention Approaches in the management of caries in Pediatric Dentistry.

Learning Objectives:
1. Differentiate the concepts of minimally invasive dentistry, minimal intervention approaches and personalized optimal interventions understanding the needs and advantages of these approaches.
2. Understand the scientific basis for current recommendations for SDF, ITR/ART and the Hall Technique as well as their indications, pros and cons.
3. Acquire the knowledge and techniques required to implement these approaches into clinical practice.

Yasmi Crystal


Dr. Yasmi Crystal has a DDS degree from Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico (UNITEC), DMD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Pediatric Dental specialty training from Eastman Dental Center, University of Rochester, and a MSc in Clinical and Translational Research from CTSI, New York University, School of Medicine.
Founder and senior specialist at Comprehensive Pediatric Dentistry in New Jersey and Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at New York University, College of Dentistry, she is a Diplomate and an examiner for the written and oral sections of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, member of the Editorial Board of Pediatric Dentistry Journal and a spokesperson and past trustee of the AAPD; presently a member for the Council on Scientific Affairs, incoming president for the Pediatric Oral Health Research Group of the International Association of Dental Research and  Fellow of the American Society for Dental Esthetics, the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.
Past member of the Board of Directors of the IAPD and Chair of their Scientific Committee. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Latin American Society of Pediatric Dentistry (Revista ALOP) and a manuscript reviewer for several major journals including Pediatric Dentistry, JADA, IJPD and JOCPD.
As leader in inter-professional relations, she has worked as Oral Health consultant, speaker and preceptor for the AAP, NJAAP, and is a faculty member for the Family Practice MD program at Somerset Medical Center, NJ, with her clinic being a rotation site for family practice MD residents.
Dr. Crystal lectures to varied health care audiences in the US and abroad, and has published her research on numerous articles in peer reviewed scientific journals on topics of Caries Management, Risk Assessment and Minimal Intervention Approaches including SDF therapy.

Jeanette Maclean


Dr. Jeanette MacLean is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, private practice owner, and mother of two. Dr. MacLean has become an internationally recognized advocate and expert on minimally invasive dentistry, appearing in newspapers, magazines, television, and continuing education lectures on this hot topic. Most notably, she was featured in the July 2016 New York Times article “A Cavity Fighting Liquid Helps Kids Avoid Dentists’ Drills,” which brought national attention to the option of treating cavities non-invasively with silver diamine fluoride.


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13 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  10/13 points to pass
13 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  10/13 points to pass AAPD must provide a competency survey for each session to remain compliant to CERP requirements in order to be able to offer self-study CE.
Live Viewing: 3.00 CE Hours credits and certificate available
Live Viewing: 3.00 CE Hours credits and certificate available