|COURSE # 1|
Friday, February 7, 2014
"Bruised, Broken and Bedeviled Teeth: Effective Management of Traumatic Dental Injuries (TDI)"
Traumatic dental injuries occur at the least convenient time and require of the practitioner a broad range of diagnostic and clinical skills. Most (TDI’s) occur before age 19 and represent a life-long
injury for patients. The literature reports that fully 33% of preschool children, 25% of all school age children and 33% of adults have experienced a TDI.
Learn about rapid diagnosis of traumatic injuries; assessing prognosis and timing of future treatment; emergency splinting techniques; pulpal, periodontal, and restorative considerations. Contemporary management of avulsed, subluxated, extracted, intruded and laterally luxated teeth; root fractures and coronal fractures will be presented. The lecture is amply illustrated with
numerous case presentations.
The participant will be able to:
• Rapidly and thoroughly assess and document traumatic dental injuries
• Understand immediate treatment concerns and be able to communicate prognostic indicators.
• Apply most current treatment guidelines for treating avulsed, luxated, crown and root fractured teeth.
• Recognize differences in the management of primary versus permanent dentition injuries and differences in managing immature vs. mature permanent teeth.
• Understand how to minimize complications and maximize outcomes associated with dentoalveolar injuries.
Dr. Anthony DiAngelis is the chief of dentistry at Hennepin County Medical Center, Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and maintains a private practice in Minneapolis. He also serves on the governing board of the international Association of Dental Traumatology.