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  • In the Dental Implant Era – Why We Bother Saving Teeth?

    Contains 5 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Liran Levin, DMD | This lecture will provide a reevaluation of our paradigms, beliefs and knowledge regarding both tooth prognosis evaluation and long-term implant success according to the currently available knowledge. We, as dental professionals, should avoid basing our treatment planning on thoughts and beliefs and stick as much as possible to evidence-based practice.

    CE: 1.00

    Description: Perio-prosthetic implant treatment plan is gaining popularity with high perceived survival and success rates. Replacing a tooth with an implant is usually based on tooth prognosis evaluation and its comparison to the anticipated long-term implant survival. Different approaches for determining tooth prognosis were described in the literature. Over the past decade, the use of osseointegrated implants as a foundation for prosthetic replacement of missing teeth has become widespread. However, there is an increasing trend toward replacing diseased teeth with dental implants. In dental trauma patients, it seems that a lot of efforts are sometimes needed to save or preserve a tooth and it is tempting to turn to implant placement. This lecture will provide a reevaluation of our paradigms, beliefs and knowledge regarding both tooth prognosis evaluation and long-term implant success according to the currently available knowledge. We, as dental professionals, should avoid basing our treatment planning on thoughts and beliefs and stick as much as possible to evidence-based practice.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to: 

    - Describe the prognostic systems for teeth and implants

    - Explain treatment alternatives for post-traumatic tooth injuries.

    - Apply Evidence-Based approach to determine best treatment options following oral trauma.

    Liran Levin, DMD

    Prof. Dr. Liran Levin is the Head of the Periodontology Division at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta. He is also a visiting professor at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Prof. Levin received his DMD degree with distinction at Tel Aviv University and completed his Post Graduate Periodontology Program at Rambam Health Care Campus. He received his Periodontology Specialist Certificate from the European Federation of Periodontology as well as a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in Periodontology. Prof. Liran Levin has published more than 230 articles and book chapters in the international professional literature and is involved in research mainly in periodontology, dental implants and dental trauma. He is lecturing extensively internationally in the fields of dental implants and periodontal diseases. Prof. Levin has served as The Chairman of the Ethics in Dental Research Committee of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). He is currently the secretary of the International Association for Dental Traumatology (IADT).

    Liran Levin, DMD

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

  • Microbiological Aspects of Traumatic Injuries

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Ashraf F. Fouad, D.D.S., M.S. | This presentation will examine the microbiology of traumatic injuries, focusing on the likely sources of pulp bacteria, the types of bacteria present, the most effective methods of treatment and the outcomes of these approaches.

    CE: 1.00

    Description: Traumatic injuries are a major etiological factor of the devitalization of the dental pulp. The risk of pulp necrosis is less for immature teeth than mature teeth, presumably due to an increased vascular supply and potential for revascularization in immature teeth. Moreover, diagnosis of pulp necrosis following a traumatic injury is complicated by the fact that pulp sensibility testing in not reliable for up to three months. Therefore, the diagnosis may involve 2 prolonged monitoring of patients, and may rely on the development of apical periodontitis or infection-related resorption, which are signs of an established microbial biofilm. This microbial biofilm frequently develops in the absence of direct communication between the pulp space and the external surface. This presentation will examine the microbiology of traumatic injuries, focusing on the likely sources of pulp bacteria, the types of bacteria present, the most effective methods of treatment and the outcomes of these approaches.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to: 

    - Define generation Y and the characteristics of dental students in Gen Y.
    - Discuss the challenges educators face within dental trauma education.
    - Demonstrate the use of technological aids in the classroom to enhance dental trauma education.

    Ashraf F. Fouad, D.D.S., M.S.

    Dr. Fouad obtained his DDS, Certificate of Endodontics and MS at the University of Iowa. He served as Assistant, then Associate Professor of Endodontology at the University of Connecticut Health Center from 1992 – 2004, and as Chair of the Department of Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at the University of Maryland, from 2005 – 2015. He has been Freedland Distinguished Professor and Chair of Endodontics at the University of North Carolina since 2016. Dr. Fouad has published over 70 manuscripts, 20 textbook chapters, over 120 abstracts, and edited and co-authored the textbooks: Endodontic Microbiology (now in its second edition) and the fifth edition of Endodontics: Principles and Practice. He is a Diplomate and Past President of the American Board of Endodontics, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Endodontics.

    Ashraf F. Fouad, D.D.S., M.S.

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

  • Splinting in Dental Trauma

    Contains 5 Component(s), 0.75 credits offered

    Bill Kahler, BDSc, FRACDS, MScDent, DClinDent, PhD, MRACDS, FICD, FADI, FPFA | Dental material science has continued to provide new materials and amongst them the development of resin activated glass ionomer cement suitable for orthodontic bracket cementation has allowed the development of an alternative simplified splinting regimen for traumatised teeth which offers ease of application and removal with minimal or no iatrogenic damage to enamel.

    CE: 0.75

    Description: With advances in the understanding of healing processes of the periodontium, pulp and alveolar bone following various injuries, the role of splinting has become relatively well 2 defined. This is generally reflected in the guidelines for trauma management published by the International Association of Dental Traumatology. While the widespread use of composite resin as an adhesive in various functional/flexible splinting systems has over many years allowed ease of application, removal of the material is not only time consuming but more seriously is accompanied by minor or major iatrogenic damage to enamel. Dental material science has continued to provide new materials and amongst them the development of resin activated glass ionomer cement suitable for orthodontic bracket cementation has allowed the development of an alternative simplified splinting regimen for traumatised teeth which offers ease of application and removal with minimal or no iatrogenic damage to enamel.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to: 

    - Define generation Y and the characteristics of dental students in Gen Y.
    - Discuss the challenges educators face within dental trauma education.
    - Demonstrate the use of technological aids in the classroom to enhance dental trauma education.

    Bill Kahler, BDSc, FRACDS, MScDent, DClinDent, PhD, MRACDS, FICD, FADI, FPFA

    Bill Kahler maintains a full-time specialist private practice restricted to Endodontics in Brisbane, Australia. He works in a dedicated trauma clinic at Metro South for Queensland Health. In addition, Bill holds an honorary Associate Professor title at the University of Queensland. He graduated DClinDent (Endo) from the University of Adelaide and has a PhD from the University of Sydney as well as numerous Fellowships. Bill has published more than 55 papers in international dental, material science and engineering journals. His papers are cited as reference texts by the American Association of Endodontists and the International Association of Dental Traumatology for the treatment of dental trauma and regenerative endodontic procedures. Bill is a contributing author for book chapters on endodontic outcomes and dental trauma. He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally and has numerous international research collaborations. Bill also volunteers in remote aboriginal clinics as a general dentist.

    Bill Kahler, BDSc, FRACDS, MScDent, DClinDent, PhD, MRACDS, FICD, FADI, FPFA

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

  • The Law: Critical Considerations for the Clinician and the Trauma Patient

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), 0.75 credits offered

    Alan H. Gluskin, D.D.S. | This presentation will be taken from a clinician’s perspective and will review issues concerning the standard of care, exceptions to that standard, record keeping requirements, communication and confidentiality of patient information, the doctrines of informed consent and informed refusal, referral duties, abuse reporting duties, and obligations regarding iatrogenic trauma patients while providing examples of case management and documentation.

    CE: 0.75

    Description: Trauma patients present a number of unique legal issues for the modern dental practitioner as compared with regularly scheduled patients. At the same time, fundamental legal principles apply to all patients regardless of the origin or nature of the dental condition presented. Therefore, the prudent dental provider should have a working knowledge of current dental law and the special issues presented in cases of trauma. This presentation will be taken from a clinician’s perspective and will review issues concerning the standard of care, exceptions to that standard, record keeping requirements, communication and confidentiality of patient information, the doctrines of informed consent and informed refusal, referral duties, abuse reporting duties, and obligations regarding iatrogenic trauma patients while providing examples of case management and documentation. In the United States, many aspects of dental law can vary from state to state. Therefore, this presentation will offer general principles and will endeavor to point out areas where the practitioner would be well advised to consult his / her local resources, such as dental societies, professional liability carriers, state licensing agencies, or attorneys with expertise in dental law in any particular state. Rigorous attention to detailed and accurate records remains the best method for avoiding claims of substandard care. Quality evidence gathering, and maintenance are essential and should include use of both radiographic and photographic imaging. Maintaining records and graphic evidence require staff whose training is routinely evaluated and updated for quality, accuracy, and compliance with office policy. Record keeping should be uniform for staff and dentists and should always be reviewed by dentists when entered by staff. The differential diagnostic process should be well documented, unless there is a significant urgency of treatment, and then the nature and environment of the trauma must be well documented. Once treatment plans are designed and discussed with the patient, parent, or guardian, informed consent and/or refusal should be documented. Staying current with the legal requirements for trauma patients will allow today’s dental practitioner to enjoy the rewards of helping such patients and still avoid the risks of a claim of substandard care.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to: 

    - Describe the fundamental legal principles that apply to all patients regardless of the origin or nature of the dental condition.

    - Differentiate the basic steps of documentation to be taken in cases of dental trauma, in order to save teeth and avoid legal consequences.

    - Assess and promptly refer dental trauma and oral-facial emergencies, which are beyond the scope of management in your dental practice.

    Alan H. Gluskin, D.D.S.

    Alan H. Gluskin DDS is currently Professor, Department of Endodontics, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, University of the Pacific in San Francisco, California. He is at present a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists. Dr. Gluskin is a member of numerous societies including the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association and the San Francisco Dental Society. He has served on the Educational Affairs Committee and the Research and Scientific Affairs Committee of the AAE. and was General Chair for AAE10 and AAE18. Dr. Gluskin is presently on the Executive Board of Directors of the AAE as Vice-President, and additionally functions on the editorial boards of the Journal of Endodontics and the International Journal of Endodontics. Dr. Gluskin is the 2017 recipient of the University of the Pacific’s Eberhardt Teacher-Scholar Award. He is co-editor of the textbooks Decision Making in Dental Treatment Planning and Practical Lessons in Endodontic Treatment.

    Alan H. Gluskin, D.D.S.

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

  • Unique Prosthetic Solutions for Restoring Trauma Cases

    Contains 5 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Charles J. Goodacre, D.D.S., M.S.D. | This presentation will show examples of treatments required as a result of trauma that necessitated prosthodontic treatment as well as the management of trauma-related complications that occurred following prosthodontic treatment. The clinical examples included in the presentation will show how the associated esthetic, mechanical, and biological challenges were handled from a prosthodontic perspective.

    CE: 1.00

    Description: This presentation will show examples of treatments required as a result of trauma that necessitated prosthodontic treatment as well as the management of trauma-related complications that occurred following prosthodontic treatment. The clinical examples included in the presentation will show how the associated esthetic, mechanical, and biological challenges were handled from a prosthodontic perspective. Treatments will include restorations on both natural teeth as well as oral implants.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to: 

    - Identify prosthodontic methods that can be used to manage trauma-related complications.

    - Describe the unique techniques used to solve these trauma-related challenges.

    - Explain the differences between the management of trauma treatments that involve teeth and those that involve implants

    Charles J. Goodacre, D.D.S., M.S.D.

    Brief Biography for Introduction Charles J. Goodacre Dr. Goodacre received his DDS degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1971. He completed a three year combined program in Prosthodontics and Dental Materials at Indiana University School of Dentistry and in 1974 earned his MSD degree. He served as Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics at Indiana University and from 1994 to 2013 served as Dean of the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He currently teaches in the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He has received several award that have included Educator of the Year and Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Prosthodontists, The William J. Gies Award from the American Dental Education Association, Honorary Fellowship in the Faculty of Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and the Jerome and Dorothy Schweitzer Award Research Award from the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Past-President of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Past-President of the American College of Prosthodontists, and Past President of the Academy of Prosthodontics.

    Charles J. Goodacre, D.D.S., M.S.D.

    I declare that I have proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation. Consulant: Global Dental Science (Status: Ongoing)

  • Diagnostic Imaging for Trauma Patients – Where Are We Today?

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Nestor Cohenca, D.D.S., F.I.A.D.T. | This presentation will review and outline all dental imaging techniques and their applications to traumatic dental injuries. A particular interest is given to the advancement of 3D imaging techniques and their role in diagnosis and treatment planning.

    CE: 1.00

    Description: Diagnosis is a term that takes on a broad definition as it relates to traumatic dental injuries having an array of presentations. Diagnostic challenges are common and clinicians’ ability to correctly identify specific injuries dictates the optimal course of treatment(s). This presentation will review and outline all dental imaging techniques and their applications to traumatic dental injuries. A particular interest is given to the advancement of 3D imaging techniques and their role in diagnosis and treatment planning. The benefits of achieving a more accurate diagnosis are paramount to perfecting clinical judgments and outcomes.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to: 

    - Explain the clinical applications of current imaging technology in dental traumatology.

    - Describe the potential benefit of CBCT technology for diagnosis and treatment plan.

    - Discuss the impact on treatment outcome and improved predictability.

    Nestor Cohenca, D.D.S., F.I.A.D.T.

    Dr. Cohenca completed the endodontic program at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem cum laude and received the Best Graduate Student Award. He then served 11 years on faculty at the school while maintaining a private practice limited to endodontics. From 2003 to 2005 he served as a clinical assistant professor and coordinator of Trauma and Sports Dentistry at University of Southern California. Thereafter, Dr. Cohenca joined the University of Washington where he completed his endodontic certificate in 2008 and served as Tenured Professor of Endodontics and Pediatric Dentistry from 2005-2014. He served as Director of Endodontics and the Multidisciplinary Traumatology Unit at the School of Dentistry, the Center for Pediatric Dentistry, and Seattle Children’s Hospital. Currently he serves as Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington, Professor at Seattle Children’s hospital and maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics in Seattle and Kirkland, WA. He is a Diplomate of the Israel Board of Endodontics and the American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Cohenca is a Fellow of the IADT and received an honorary membership to Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed articles, 10 chapters and a new book entitled “Disinfection of Root Canal Systems: The Treatment of Apical Periodontitis”. Cohenca currently serves as President of the International Association of Dental Traumatology. Dr. Cohenca provided more than 200 lectures around the world and is well known as one of the experts in dental traumatology, Endo-Pedo related topics, vital pulp therapy, CBCT and root canal disinfection.

    Nestor Cohenca, D.D.S., F.I.A.D.T.

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

  • The Role of Function in Post-Traumatic Healing

    Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s)

    Cesar De Gregorio | This presentation will discuss and illustrate the current protocols of the International Association for Dental Traumatology for luxated and avulsed teeth and how the results of new in vivo studies could transform these protocols in the near future.

    CE: 0

    Description: The consequences of a traumatic injury could range from tooth loss to developmental discrepancies of the alveolar bone. This is a major concern when treating patients of a growing age. These injuries make the tooth prone to inflammatory and replacement root resorption. Understanding how these biological responses develop and how to eliminate or mitigate them is crucial. Our main challenge is preserving the alveolar bone and minimizing the consequences of ankylosis. Function has been demonstrated as a significant factor to decrease risk of ankylosis. Flexile stabilizations or splints are suitable for this purpose, but recent studies are showing critical data. This presentation will discuss and illustrate the current protocols of the International Association for Dental Traumatology for luxated and avulsed teeth and how the results of new in vivo studies could transform these protocols in the near future.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to: 

    - Describe the importance of the most suitable treatment of injuries that cause severe damage to the periodontal ligament. As well as the consequences of tooth ankylosis in patients of a growing age.

    - Discuss the current guidelines of the International Association for Dental Traumatology (IADT) and their scientific basis.

    - Demonstrate the importance of function and controlled forces when applied through active stabilizations in the treatment of avulsed teeth.

    Cesar De Gregorio, D.D.S, M.S.D.

    Dr. De Gregorio received his dental degree from the European University of Madrid in 2006. In 2008, he completed the Endodontic Program at the European University of Madrid with Honors and received the AEDE Best Research of a Graduate Student Award. He served since from 2009 to 2013, on faculty at the school while maintaining a private practice limited to endodontics. He received the title of Active Member of the Spanish Association of Endodontics in 2011. He is active in research and has published articles in peer-reviewed journals, being author of chapters in books about Endodontics. He became Assistant Professor of the Department of Endodontics at the University of Washington in 2013 where served as a clinical assistant professor of the department of endodontics and as an endodontist at the Center for Pediatric Dentistry. Actually, he serves as a Board director of the International Association for Dental Traumatology (IADT) and is member of the committee of Research and Case Awards as well as the committee of Education and prevention. He became Sub-Director of the Graduate program in Advanced Endodontics at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid-Spain) in 2016 and performs treatments in his private practice, limited to endodontics and dental trauma.

    Cesar De Gregorio, D.D.S, M.S.D.

    I declare that I have proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation. Consulant: Providers of workshops for Nusule corwns and Honoarium for time to deliver training. 

  • Dental Trauma and Quality of Life

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), 0.75 credits offered

    Christine Riedy, PhD, M.P.H | This session will examine the impact of children’s dental injuries on their quality of life including their psychological, social, and oral health impacts as well as parents’ perceptions of the impact.

    CE: 0.75

    Description: Childhood and adolescence, while periods of tremendous physical and emotional growth, have also been well recognized as high-risk stages for dental traumatic injuries. There are many causes of dental injuries amongst children and adolescents including falls, abuse, and collisions (sports- and non-sports-related) to name a few. Furthermore, continued sports play can facilitate a risk of re-injury. Globally, the prevalence of dental trauma is high – up to one-third of school-aged children have had at least one dental injury, and, of those with dental injuries, almost half experience another dental injury during this developmental period. Trauma to a child’s or adolescent’s orofacial region not only impacts their physical being but can have psychological and social impacts as well that can affect socialization with peers and overall well-being of the injured child or adolescent. Lastly, it is important to understand the process by which children 2 and/or adolescents and their families manage or cope with traumatic dental injuries and the potential influences of other factors on their coping ability. This session will examine the impact of children’s dental injuries on their quality of life including their psychological, social, and oral health impacts as well as parents’ perceptions of the impact.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to: 

    - To describe the prevalence, incidence, and risk factors of dental traumatic injuries among children/adolescents

    - To describe the impact of dental trauma on children’s and adolescent’s quality of life and oral health quality of life.

    - To describe the psychological and social impact of dental trauma on children and their caregiver/family.

    Christine Riedy, PhD, M.P.H

    Dr. Christine Riedy is a behavioral scientist and the Delta Dental of Massachusetts Associate Professor in Oral Public Health and Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), Boston, MA. She is also the Chair of the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at HSDM. She holds an MA and PhD in Psychology and an MPH in Health Services with a concentration in maternal-child health from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Dr. Riedy’s research has spanned the life course from infant to elder with particular focus on children’s dental issues and behavioral implications of including quality of life and psychosocial influences. Her research endeavors have received support from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

    Christine Riedy, PhD, M.P.H

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

  • Multidisciplinary Approach to the Management of Dental Alveolar Trauma

    Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s)

    Roger J. Wise, DDS | The treatment of dental alveolar trauma should be a multidisciplinary discussion. Similar injuries in the adult dentition will be differentiated. Implant placement combined with hard and soft tissue management and restoration, will be demonstrated.

    CE: 0

    Description: The treatment of dental alveolar trauma should be a multidisciplinary discussion. Early mixed-dentition injuries ranging from simple displacements to advanced intrusions and avulsions will be described in detail with special emphasis on the role of each team member. Proper treatment of injuries in the developing dentition will many times prevent or lessen long-term recurrent problems related to periodontal and restorative disfigurement. Similar injuries in the adult dentition will be differentiated. Implant placement combined with hard and soft tissue management and restoration, will be demonstrated. Participants will be enlightened by the stable 2 and esthetic results achievable when the focus is always from a multidisciplinary approach in the esthetic zone.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to: 

    - Explain the Dentail Trauma Guide and how to utilize it: www.dentaltraumaguide.org.

    - Describe the Multi-Disciplinary Management of Dental Alveolar Trauma in the Developing Dentition.

    - Describe the proper treatment of injuries in the developing dentition that will prevent or lesson long-term recurrent problems.

    Roger J. Wise, DDS

    Dr. Wise is a faculty member and lecturer of the Departments of Orthodontics and Periodontics at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He has presented over 200 lectures throughout the U.S. and abroad on Adult Orthodontics and the Interrelationship of Periodontics, Orthodontics and Restorative Dentistry. He has written four textbook chapters and has authored numerous papers in refereed journals. He is one of a small number of dental specialists in the world fully trained in both Periodontics and Orthodontics. He received his dental degree at Emory University and his specialty training in Periodontics and Orthodontics at Boston University. Dr. Wise served 15 years as a consultant for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He practices Periodontics, Adult Orthodontics and Implantology in Swampscott, Wakefield and Boston.

    Roger J. Wise, DDS

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

  • Strategies to Prevent Secondary Injuries

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), 0.75 credits offered

    Asgeir Sigurdsson, D.D.S., M.S. | This lecture will review the evidence base for prevention of dental injuries, with emphasis on what seems to work and what not for these groups. Therefore, the role of education, for both lay persons as well as professionals, in prevention and emergency responses to dental injuries will be explored and some strategies suggested.

    CE: 0.75

    Description: It has been shown that children that have sustained one dental injury have 4.85 times greater odd ratio for additional injury compared matched children that have not been injured. There is no reason to belief that older teenagers are not at similar risk, as well as professional athletes. Strategic prevention is therefore of outmost importance. This lecture will review the evidence base for prevention of dental injuries, with emphasis on what seems to work and what not for these groups. It is though clear that many preventive measures, like mouthguards and/or 2 faceguards, will not be of much use for many of these individuals because the injuries are more likely to occur in “backyard” play rather than in organized athletic events. Therefore, the role of education, for both lay persons as well as professionals, in prevention and emergency responses to dental injuries will be explored and some strategies suggested.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to: 

    - List who are at most risk for primary as well as second dental injury.

    - Discuss which preventive measures for dental injury have clinical/scientific backing

    - Describe the best way to educate lay persons and professionals about prevention and emergency responses to dental injuries.

    Asgeir Sigurdsson, D.D.S., M.S.

    Asgeir received his DDS from University of Iceland in 1988 and then graduated from UNC in 1992, with endodontic certificate and MS. He was a full-time faculty at UNC from 1992-2004. From 2004 to 2012 he was in a private endodontic practice in Reykjavik, Iceland and London, UK. In 2012 he became the Chairman of the Department of Endodontics, NYU-CD. Dr. Sigurdsson is past President of the International Association for Dental Traumatology and is on the editorial board of Dental Traumatologia. In 2014 Dr. Sigurdsson was appointed by AAE as a Director of the American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Sigurdsson has been invited to lecture in 44 countries all over the World, on the topics of pain, endodontics, dental trauma and/or forensic sciences. He has written or co-written over 70 perreviewed articles and 19 textbook chapters on same topics.

    Asgeir Sigurdsson, D.D.S., M.S.

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.