The incidence of dental trauma due to falls, sports, automobile accidents and violence has increased significantly during the last decades, in particular for anterior teeth of children and adolescents with an overall incidence of 28.9% for the first decade of life, 44.2% for the second decade, followed by a sharp decrease in incidence thereafter. Treatment is often complex, time consuming, expensive and requires multidisciplinary approaches such as endodontic and periodontal treatments, surgery, orthodontic movements as well as esthetic coronal restoration. Therefore, this course aims to all oral health care providers, including general dentists, specialists, hygienists and staff members.
At the end of the course you should be able to:
a. Implement the most recent, state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment modalities.
b. Become familiar with dento-alveolar traumatic injuries and their complications.
c. Be able to diagnose and treat post-traumatic root resorptions.
d. Learn effective strategies for preservation and augmentation of alveolar ridge augmentation toward final prosthetic rehabilitation.
e. Apply preventive measures.
f. Learn when, where and what to refer.
Synopsys: The incidence of dental trauma as a result of falls, bicycle accidents, skateboards and other sports activities is higher in children and adolescents with maxillary incisor teeth most commonly affected. Traumatic lesions include coronal and root fractures, subluxations, luxations and avulsions. Timing of the first clinical and radiographic examination is crucial to determine the initial diagnosis, severity of the injury, treatment plan and to create a baseline for follow-up. Pulp necrosis and root resorption are the most common complications are. Treatment is often complex, time consuming, expensive and requires a multidisciplinary approach such as endodontic and periodontal treatments, surgery, orthodontic movements as well as esthetic coronal restoration. New approaches for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of traumatized teeth will be thoroughly discussed and illustrated.
08:30 Registration and light refreshments
09:00 Injuries to the hard-dental tissues and the pulp. Crown and Root Fractures
11:45 Injuries to the periodontium. Luxations and Avulsions
12:30 Sequelae of Dental Trauma. Root Resorption
14:15 Decoronation and Ridge Augmentation