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ISPD & IU Pediatric Dental Biennial Conference

April 14 to 15, 2023
Sheraton Indianapolis at Keystone Crossing, 8787 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN, 46240

Schedule for Dentists
Friday, April 14, 2023 (6 ceus)

8 a.m.: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.: – Noon Lecture
12 – 1 p.m.: Luncheon and IUPDAA Annual Meeting/ISPD Meeting
1 – 3:30 p.m.: Lecture Resumes
6 – 9 p.m.: Biennial Dinner

Vital and Non-Vital Pulp Therapies Clinical Practice Guidelines
Speaker:  Vineet Dhar, BDS., MDS, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines are based on well-done systematic reviews while assessing the certainty of evidence and balancing benefits and harms to patients’ values and preferences. Such guidelines are considered trustworthy and can be used by the clinicians to provide the highest quality patient-centered care in their practices. The AAPD published a clinical practice guideline on primary teeth non-vital pulp therapies in 2020 and is updating the 2017 clinical practice guideline on primary teeth vital pulp therapies and developing a permanent tooth vital pulp guideline. This session will explain AAPD’s pulp therapy guidelines from a clinician’s perspective and evaluate in-depth the basis and interpretation of the evidence-based findings for vital and non-vital pulp therapies in teeth.

Learning objectives:
1. Upon completion, the participant will be able to understand the need and interpretation of clinical practice guidelines.
2. Upon completion, the participant will be able to understand the evidence-based recommendations supporting vital pulp therapies in teeth.
3. Upon completion, the participant will be able to understand the evidence-based recommendations supporting non-vital pulp therapies in primary teeth including LSTR.

Prof. Vineet Dhar is a board-certified pediatric dentist serving as the department chair of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry and graduate program director of Pediatric Dentistry at University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He serves on the Science Committee of IAPD, and on the Council on Scientific Affairs and Editorial Board of AAPD.  He is also the chair of AAPD Council on Post-doctoral Education, and the ADA Clinical Excellence Subcommittee, Council on Scientific Affairs. Dr. Dhar has participated on the ADA guideline panels on restorative care, caries prevention, management of acute dental pain, and has in the past served on the pit and fissure sealants panel. He is also on the AAPD guideline panels on vital pulp therapies in primary and immature permanent teeth, behavior guidance and has in the past served on the AAPD panel to produce clinical practice guidelines on non-vital pulp and vital pulp therapies in primary teeth. 

Schedule for Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants
Friday, April 14, 2023 (3 ceus)

8 a.m.: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Lecture
Noon: Luncheon
6 – 9 p.m.: Biennial Dinner

Administration and Monitoring of Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation for Allied Dental Professionals
Speaker: LaQuia A. Vinson, DDS, MPH; Associate Professor and Program Director-Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry

This 2-part course will provide didactic and clinical instruction in the monitoring and administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation. The 3-hour didactic component will provide instruction in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, equipment use, and managing dental emergencies as they relate to the use of nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation in the dental office. This course is open to all qualified dental hygienists and dental assistants.

After successful completion of the didactic portion, you will receive your clinical application and supervision form to complete. Successful administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia on five (5) patients under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist is necessary to demonstrate clinical competency. The completed and signed form will be submitted, and a certificate of completion will be issued.

This course fulfills the didactic and clinical requirements established in Indiana State code 25-13-1-10.7 for certification to administer and monitor nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia.

Prerequisites: 

Dental assistant

  • Graduate of a CODA accredited program or must be a practicing dental assistant with a minimum of one (1) year of experience
  • Please provide verification of the number of years of experience by submitting a written statement signed by the employer dentist (please include the dentist’s current office phone number and email address)
  • Must have current CPR and BLS for healthcare providers

Dental hygienist

  • Dental hygienists should submit a current copy of their active Indiana Dental Hygienist License
  • Must have current CPR and BLS for healthcare providers

LaQuia A. Vinson, DDS, MPH is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.  Dr. Vinson is also Program Director for the Postgraduate Program in Pediatric Dentistry and is on the Craniofacial Anomalies Team at Riley Hospital. Board certified in pediatric dentistry, LaQuia received her DDS degree from the University of California, San Francisco, certificate in pediatric dentistry and Master’s in Public Health from the University of Illinois, Chicago, College of Dentistry

Saturday, April 15, 2023 (3 ceus)
8:30 a.m.: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9 a.m. – Noon: Lecture
6 – 9 p.m.: Biennial Dinner

Current Research in Pediatric Dentistry
Speakers: IU Pediatric Dental Residents

Hotel Information:
To make a hotel reservation call 1-888-627-7814 and ask for the Indiana University Pediatric Dentistry Biennial Conference room block. Hotel room rate for our group is $149 per night.

Questions?
Contact Karen Jones at kdeery@iupui.edu or 317-274-8959.

Masks are now optional in the IU community and encouraged for those who may be more comfortable in public spaces.

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