LAHORE: Keeping in view the importance of pediatric dentistry, a two-day workshop on the topic was recently conducted at the Institute of Advanced Dental Sciences and Research (IADSR). It was held as a part of the IADSR’s 8th Professional Diploma in Advanced General Dentistry (PDAGD). The workshop was unique and distinctive in such a way that for the first time a dedicated two-day workshop was held on pediatric dentistry to provide an opportunity for the participants to learn under the supervision of highly professional and esteemed facilitators.
Professor Dr Amjad H Wyne, Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the King Saud University College of Dentistry, Riyadh, and Dr Arham Nawaz Chohan, Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at CMH, Lahore, facilitated the workshop. Prof Wyne discussed examination and treatment planning in pediatric dental patients in detail, along with the advantages and disadvantages of working without a plan. He also taught the principles and factors that are to be considered in treatment planning, the role of antibiotics in children, as well as behavioral management techniques. Pulp therapy in the primary dentition from clinical diagnosis to the treatment procedures were discussed with the students as well.
Posterior stainless steel crown and anterior strip crown was performed by the participants on typodont under the supervision of Professors. The facilitators solved queries concerning the common complications that were faced by the participants during procedures.
Prof Arham Chohan further explained pulp therapy in young permanent teeth and trauma to primary and permanent teeth in the interactive session. He also discussed the iatrogenic cases in pediatric dentistry and elaborated the role of radiography in the primary dentition. Prof Arham taught apexogenesis, apexification, and space management in children, complications of pulpotomy in primary molars, reattachment of fractured tooth fragment, MTA pulpotomy, and local anesthesia in children. The workshop was concluded by notching its desired learning outcomes.