The New Comprehensive Review: Advances in Pediatric Dentistry

Event Overview 


Who Should Attend 

Pediatric dentists, residents, and general dentists. More specifically: 

  • Pediatric dentists preparing for the ABPD Oral Clinical Examination (“Oral Board”) 

  • Pediatric dentists preparing for ABPD Recertification 

  • Pediatric dentists who want a refresher, as well as relevant, exciting case presentations 

  • General dentists who treat pediatric patients 

  • Residents who want a more in-depth understanding of the incorporation of evidence-based clinical science into clinical practice 

  • Note:  Those preparing for the ABPD Qualifying Examination (“Written Board”) are encouraged to take the AAPD Qualifying Examination Prep course  

September 8-10, 2023 


The Brown Hotel 
335 W Broadway 
Louisville, KY 40202 


Student Registration

Member Registration

Non-Member Registration


You can reserve your room here. 


Registration Fees 




By August 8, 2023 


After August 8, 2023 


AAPD Member 






AAPD Student Member 












 Comprehensive Review sponsored by NuSmile

Please note again this year AAPD in collaboration with the College of Diplomates will be offering Mock Oral Review Interviews. This allows attendees to participate in a simulation of the oral interview with two examiners. You will be given 15 minutes to present your answer and then 15 minutes for feedback. While registering for the Mock Oral Exams and the New Comprehensive Review, you will have the opportunity to include this for an additional $100. For those that are attending both Oral Review and Comprehensive Review, you will have the ability to sign up for these Mock Oral Review Interviews in the Comprehensive Review registration. These interviews will take place during the lunch hour on Friday, September 8, 2023,  and Saturday, September 9, 2023. 


Mock Oral Exam interviews sponsored by College of Diplomates




ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. 




Course Description 
Taught by expert clinicians, The Comprehensive Review provides attendees with an extensive overview of the latest in evidenced-based pediatric dentistry.  This course focuses on the cutting edge of clinical science topics and the application of state-of-the-art therapies into your daily practice. This course covers topics including: interceptive orthodontics and space management, caries assessment and prevention, behavior guidance, oral pathology, care for patients with special health needs, oral-facial trauma, pulp therapy and the latest in pediatric restorative dentistry and materials. The topics are covered using an evidence-based approach with interesting case presentations and open question/discussion forums to wrap up topical areas. 


Course Objectives 
At the conclusion of the course, participants will have gained a better understanding of the:  

  • Understand the elements of craniofacial growth and development.

    · Demonstrate proficiency in interceptive space management techniques.

    · Apply appropriate behavior guidance strategies for pediatric dental care. 

    · Identify and manage oral pathology in pediatric patients. 

    · Manage patients with craniofacial disorders. 

    · Understand the role of nutrition in oral and general health.

    · Provide comprehensive dental care for patients with special health needs. 

    · Understand the distinctive features of adolescent oral health. 

    · Manage and treat oral-facial trauma in children. 

    · Identify essential factors in the pediatric airway related to sleep and behavior.

    · Understand the critical issues related to frenum attachments related to speech and breastfeeding. 

    · Perform pulp therapy procedures in pediatric patients. 

    · Implement the latest techniques in pediatric surgical and non-surgical caries management. 

    · Utilize advanced materials and esthetic approaches in pediatric dentistry. 

    · Stay up to date with the latest advancements in therapeutic approaches for pediatric dental care. 

    · Incorporate innovative techniques and technologies in their treatment plans. 

    · Apply evidence-based practices for improved patient outcomes. 

    · Understand the interconnectedness between oral health and overall health. 

    · Explain the impact of oral health on systemic conditions. 

    · Implement preventive measures to improve overall health through oral health care.


Speakers & Schedule 


Schedule is subject to change. 


Invited Speakers 
Course Chair & Speaker: Amr Moursi, D.D.S., Ph.D 
Kathleen Schultz, D.M.D. 
Christina Carter,  D.M.D. 
Timothy Wright, D.D.S., M.S. 



Friday, 9/8
6:45-7:20 Registration, Breakfast 
7:20-7:30 Welcome Dr. Moursi 
7:30-9:00 Caries Prevention and Management Dr. Wright 
9:00-9:15 Break 
9:15-10:45 Syndromes, Oral Pathology and Medicine Dr. Schultz 
10:45-11:00 Break 
11:00-12:30 Oral Pathology and Medicine (cont.), Nutrition and Obesity Dr. Schultz 
12:30-1:30 Lunch  
1:30-3:00 Restorative Approaches, Dental Materials and Esthetics Dr. Wright 
3:00-3:15 Break 
3:15-4:45 Patients with Special Health Care Needs (Part 1) Dr. Schultz 
4:45-5:00 Break 
5:00-6:00 Restorative Approaches, Dental Materials and Esthetics (cont.) Dr. Wright  


Saturday, 9/9  
7:00-7:30 Breakfast 
7:30-9:00 Vital and non-vital pulp therapy and pulp regeneration Dr. Wright  
9:00-9:15 Break 
9:15-10:15 Adolescent oral health Dr. Schultz 
10:15-10:45 Behavior Guidance Dr. Moursi  
10:45-11:00 Break 
11:00-12:30 Behavior Guidance (cont.) Dr. Moursi  
12:30-1:30 Lunch  
1:30-3:00 Growth & Development, Orthodontics Dr. Carter   
3:00-3:15 Break 
3:15-4:45 Growth & Development, Orthodontics Dr. Carter  
4:45-5:00 Break 
5:00-6:00 Trauma Dr. Moursi   


Sunday, 9/10 
7:00-7:30 Breakfast 
7:30-9:00 Airway Issues:  Morphology, Sleep Disorders, Behavior Dr. Carter   
9:00-9:15 Break 
9:15-10:15 Frenectomies:  Speech, Breastfeeding Dr. Carter  
10:15-10:45 Trauma (cont.) Dr. Moursi   
10:45-11:00 Break 
11:00-12:30 Patients with Special Health Care Needs (Part 2) Dr. Moursi  


CE Hours 
AAPD designates this activity for 22 continuing education credits. 


Deadline for early registration is August 8, 2023. Space is limited, with registrations being accepted on a space-available basis. Please note that space may fill up prior to the early cut-off date., please contact the Meetings Department at the AAPD headquarters office at (312) 337-2169 to verify availability of onsite and faxed registration. 


Full refunds for registration minus a $150 cancellation fee will be given only if written notice of cancellation is received 30 days prior to the course. For one-day courses, the cancellation fee will be $75 with the same rules applying. A 50 percent refund will be given if written notice is received up to two weeks prior to the course. No refunds will be given within one week prior to the course. No refunds will be given for no-shows. 
Notice of cancellation can be made online or in writing and sent as follows: 
Mail: AAPD Meetings Department 
211 East Chicago Ave, Ste. 1600 
Chicago, IL 60611 
 Fax: (312) 337-6329 
The meeting sponsors are not responsible for travel expenses or penalties under any circumstances. 
For further information, please contact the AAPD Meetings Department at (312) 337-2169.