Dr. Lott can deliver a 3- or 6-hour presentation on the following topics. While designed for dental professionals, many of the topics are of value to members of the community and offer compelling information for organizational forums. Presentations are available for parent groups, recreational and professional sports organizations, and other professional organizations and businesses whose members may be at risk of dental injury in their line of work. She welcomes the opportunity to share what she knows with all audiences, especially other healthcare professionals.

 

FUN AND PROFITABLE PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY:
TIPS AND TOOLS OF THE TRADE

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(6 hours) — This course explores the additional skills needed to provide dental care to the pediatric patient. It covers tried and true procedures such as stainless steel crowns, unilateral and bilateral space maintainers and pulp therapy for primary teeth. 

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Determine the appropriate age for a child to have the first dental exam.
  • Familiarize the attendees with the best way to introduce the child to the dental environment.
  • Definitively diagnose and provide treatment plans by:
    • Discuss ways to comfortably exam a young child with their parent
    • Determining the appropriate X-Ray’s for young patients.
  • Understand the associations between:
    • Oral hygiene practices and caries
    • Caries and poor dietary choices
    • The benefits of appropriate use of fluoride
  • Understand the benefits of and be able to fabricate bilateral and unilateral space maintainers.
  • Successfully take an impression that prevents gagging in young patients.
  • Diagnose the necessary and effective pulp therapy.
  • Diagnose and prepare teeth for quick and effective placement of stainless steel crowns.
  • Make a decision on the type of cosmetic treatment that they will provide based on the current options for restoring primary teeth.

 

HYGIENISTS AND ASSISTANTS MAKE PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY HAPPEN

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(3 hours) — This course will improve the confidence of the staff and improve their rapport with parents. It explores the additional skills needed to provide dental care to the pediatric patient. It is also the intent of this course to boost the confidence of the staff so that they understand their importance in the total production of the office. The dentist that works with an efficient assistant is a happy employer.

The following points are covered:

  • Determine   how to best respond to parents’ questions about the first dental visit
  • Discuss effective ways to introduce a child to the dental environment.
  • Learn how to take bitewing x-rays on a 3-4-year-old
  • Share tips on how to encourage parents to stop nighttime bottle feeding
  • Assist with ways to instruct parents how to get rid of the pacifier

 

TRIAGE TRAUMATIC DENTAL INJURIES: CRITICAL STEPS

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(3 hours) — This course explores the skills needed to provide traumatic dental care to adults as well as the immature permanent teeth that require specialized treatment from the triage dentist and the endodontist. Because traumatic injuries have been researched extensively for more than 50 years, the pathway to a good prognosis oftentimes lies in the general dentist’s hands. These dentists are called upon by the patients initially. The primary care dentists need to act quickly and skillfully because triage treatment determines the prognosis. For that reason, the attendees will receive a pre-packaged supply list of items needed in an emergency kit. The kit will ensure that the dentists are prepared to treat unexpected traumatic injuries. This course is very valuable to staff members as well as dentists.

The following points will be covered:

  • Discussion of the intricate details of the healing process
  • Development of a step-by-step evaluation approach
  • Providing information to include on a logical evaluation form that reviews:
    • Extra and intra-oral soft tissues, facial and dental bones, periodontia, and tooth structures
    • Listing of the necessary radiographs
    • Listing of the necessary clinical tests and procedures
    • Provide timetable for follow-up treatment
  • Discussion of appropriate treatments relating to:
    • Lateral Displacements
    • Intrusive Injuries
    • Extrusive Injuries
    • Avulsions
  • Review of new and innovative ways to save tooth structures and conserve bone loss
  • Utilization of pre-packaged supply list provided

 

ALL THINGS CROWN (3 hours)

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Part I
STAINLESS STEEL CROWNS: 
10 MINUTES FROM START TO FINISH

This portion of the course will help general dentists and assistants become more confident in the use of stainless steel crowns. Stainless steel crowns have been used successfully for many years. Research confirms that stainless steel crowns last longer than multi-surface restorative materials. Based on the fact that children have a limited attention span in the dental environment, the dentists and their staff must work quickly.

Dental professionals will receive an in-depth seminar designed to:

  • Determine how to diagnose and develop a treatment plan for posterior teeth
  • Teach participants how to prepare, size and place a stainless steel crown in a short amount of time where the following exists:
    • Extensive decay
    • Moderate decay on multiple surfaces
    • Enamel anomalies
    • Fracture due to trauma
    • Pulpotomized teeth
    • Abutments for space maintainers

 
Part II
COSMETIC RESTORATION FOR PRIMARY ANTERIOR TEETH

Children present to dental offices with early childhood caries (ECC). Often the anterior teeth are the first to be affected. The dentist is faced with restoring the structures with metal restorative materials or extraction. This course is presented to offer alternatives that are evidence-based and cosmetic. Participants will be able to offer their patients an array of cosmetic restorative options as soon as they return to their office.

Participants will:

  • Review treatment options for primary anterior and posterior teeth.
  • Discuss treatment planning and case selection for proper procedure choice.
  • Provide step-by-step procedure for a full cosmetic restorative coverage on primary anterior and posterior teeth.

 

 

BABY BOTTLES, SIPPY CUPS, AND TOOTH DECAY: WHO KNEW?

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(1 Hour) — Parents and pediatricians look for the dental staff to have answers. This class answers some of parents commonly asked questions. This presentation can also be adapted for general population audiences, such as parent groups. Key questions answered include:

Key questions answered include:

  • When should I start brushing my child’s teeth?
  • Is it okay for my baby to sleep with a bottle?
  • How long can my baby use a sippy cup?
  • What time of day should I brush my child’s teeth?
  • What kind of toothpaste should I use for my child?
  • If my child’s gums bleed, am I brushing too hard?
  • Is my baby too young to get a filling?
  • Does breast milk cause tooth decay?

 

TECHNIQUES AND TOOLS FOR GREAT PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

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(3 Hours) — This course will explore the additional skills needed to provide dental care to the pediatric patient including tried and true procedures as outlined below.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Appropriate age for a child to have the first dental exam
  • How to diagnose and provide treatment plans
  • Determine appropriate X-Ray’s for young patients
  • Appropriate use of fluoride
  • How to successfully take an impression
  • Benefits of bilateral and unilateral space maintainers
  • Necessary and effective pulp therapy
  • Effective use of stainless steel crowns
  • Current cosmetic options for restoring primary teeth