Dentist: Contemporary Management of Traumatic Dental Injuries, 2nd Edition

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About Course #L0898

Review Date: October 16, 2018

Expiration Date: October 16, 2021

Original Release Date: October 22, 2015

Traumatic dental injuries (TDI) are commonly encountered in dental practice. This course presents the epidemiology, prevention, general treatment considerations, and protocols for management of the full array of TDI, allowing the dental team to triage, treat, and provide appropriate follow-up care for these injuries.

AGD Subject Code: 250

Course Objectives

  • Describe the epidemiology (including prevalence and risk factors) of traumatic dental injuries involving both the primary and permanent dentitions.
  • Identify preventative measures taken to reduce or eliminate traumatic dental injuries.
  • Identify the general treatment considerations when dealing with traumatic dental injuries.
  • Describe the components of a detailed diagnostic evaluation for traumatic dental injuries.
  • Describe treatments for traumatic dental injuries that reflect the best current evidence, based on the literature and professional opinion.
  • Identify the orthodontic implications of traumatic dental injuries.
  • Describe the sequelae of traumatic dental injuries to the primary dentition.

Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

About the Author(s)

Zameera Fida, DMD, is a full-time staff member at Boston Children's Hospital. She is board certified by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and a Fellow of the AAPD. She received a bachelor of science degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Florida. Dr. Fida received her DMD from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM). She was nominated by the HSDM faculty for the Pierre Fauchard Academy Scholarship. She is a member of the Aesculapian Club of Harvard Medical School.

Howard L. Needleman, DMD, is a pediatric dentist who has been in both clinical practice and academic dentistry since 1974. He graduated cum laude from HSDM in 1972 and completed his postdoctoral residency in pediatric dentistry at BCH in 1974. Dr. Needleman has received numerous awards, including the Gold Medal for Scholastic Excellence, the Dr. Norman B. Nesbett Award for Excellence in Clinical Dentistry, the Award for Exceptional Interest in the Development of the Orofacial Complex, the Distinguished Faculty Award, and the Silver Anniversary Award from HSDM.

Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools' policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.

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