Friday, February 08, 2019 - Saturday, February 09, 2019
Nevada Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Meeting
All Day Event
The Nevada Academy of Pediatric Dentistry would like to welcome you to their Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nev.
Infection Control (4 CE's): $150.00
UNLV SDM: 1001 Shadow Lane, LAs Vegas, Nevada 89106
* Package for NvAPD and WSPD members both infection control and PALS register before November 30th: $250.00
Subject: "Medical Management of Dental Caries"
Speaker: Joel H. Berg, DDS, MS
Venue: Palace Station Casino
2411 West Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
About the Course
This lecture will provide the attendee with the most up-to-date information regarding emerging technologies in caries detection and caries risk assessment. Dental caries, the most prevalent disease in humans, affects 97% of the population in their lifetime. Yet, dental professionals are still primarily using >100 year-old technologies to diagnose this most prevalent infectious disease. Recently, new ways of assessing and dealing with dental caries as an infectious disease have been proposed, and new products have been introduced. It is anticipated that the progression of this most significant technological development in dentistry will do more to change the way we practice than anything in recent decades. This course will review the science behind these developments, and will introduce clinically relevant information to practitioners to prepare them to understand related new information as it is introduced to the professionals and consumers. In addition, application of these techniques to early intervention protocols including the use of silver diamine fluoride and other agents to mitigate the impact of caries will be described.
About the Speaker
Joel H. Berg is a Professor at the University of Washington in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry in Seattle, Washington. He is also former Dean at UW. Dr. Berg is a board-certified pediatric dentist and was President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry for 2012-13. Dr. Berg previously held positions as Chair of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Washington from 2003-12, as Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Philips Oral Healthcare (Sonicare) from 2000-2003, and as Head of the Scientific Department for ESPE Dental AG (Seefeld, Germany) from 1998-2000. He is the author of the book Early Childhood Oral Health, and of over one hundred manuscripts and book chapters on subjects including dental restorative materials for children and other work related to biomaterials. His current research interests include the development of dental caries prevention programs using risk assessment models and early childhood oral health.
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