Trauma Guideline Update, Anne C. O'Connell, BABDentScMS
Traumatic dental injuries occur frequently in children and adolescents, and management following a traumatic dental injury can be difficult for the patient and the dental team. The International Association of Dental Traumatology (IADT) updated the guidelines on management of acute traumatic dental injuries in 2020. These revised guidelines are based on best available evidence and adherence to them are intended to maximise the probability of a favourable outcome following a dental injury. This presentation will review the updated guidelines, explain the rationale for, and refer to the evidence for statements and decisions made in this 2020 revision. Controversial areas will be addressed and discussed. The structure of the guidelines and their use as reference will be explained. The goal is to update the clinician on the knowledge base on the emergency management of traumatic dental injuries and to demonstrate the format of the guidelines. Pediatric dentists have an important role to play in the appropriate management of the child patient who presents with a traumatic dental injury.
understand the structure of the guidelines
be knowledgeable in the healing potential of oral tissue following injury
understand the scientific rationale for the management of acute dental injury in primary and permanent dentitions
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