The Primary Dentition: Pulp Therapy and Stainless Steel Crown Restorations
The primary molar presents a significant restorative challenge to dentists due to their unique anatomy and characteristics. The strength of the primary molar itself is often the major limiting factor in the choice of a successful restoration. Their bulbous shaped crown, cervical constriction, prominent pulp horns and broad at contact can make intracoronal adhesive restorations more difficult to retain. The stainless steel crown restoration offers an exceptional alternative to other restorative materials due to its durability, cost effectiveness, ease of technique and offers the advantage of full coronal coverage.
This half day course will take the participant through the indications for using stainless steel crowns, a step by step guide for tooth preparation and kit requirements for your dental practice.
Pulp therapy in the primary dentition is a highly successful clinical procedure following careful case selection. Three different pulp therapy procedures (indirect pulp cap, pulpotomy and pulpectomy) will be discussed in detail during the lecture. The hands-on component will include pulpotomy technique and the use of current medicaments including Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA).
Topics to be covered:
Pulp Therapy: Diagnosis of Pulp Status, Pulp treatment options (Indirect Pulp Cap, Pulpotomy, Pulpectomy); Pulpotomy Technique and current medicaments available.
Stainless Steel Crown Restorations in the Primary Dentition:
Indications for use and Technique Guide.
Hands-On Practical Session Pulpotomy: preparation on two teeth using two different pulp medicaments followed by Stainless Steel Crown Preparations on two teeth following pulpotomy.
About the Presenter:
Dr Vanessa William graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Dental Science in 1996. After working in private practice for a number of years, she completed a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry specialising in Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Melbourne in 2004, and attained her Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons the same year. Since her return to Perth in 2005, Vanessa worked with Dr Peter Readman, becoming co-owner of Bicton Paediatric Dentistry in 2012 and Cockburn Paediatric Dentistry in 2016.
Further to her private practice commitments, Vanessa is the President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry (WA Branch), is on the Board of Studies for Paediatric Dentistry for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and shares the position of Deputy Head of Department (Dentistry) at Princess Margaret Hospital.
Vanessa is invited to provide many lectures throughout the year for the continuing education of General Dental Practitioners; Oral Health Therapists and dental graduate and postgraduate students.
Dr Jenny Ball