AAE Online CE
Revisiting Behavior Guidance for the Young Endodontic Patient
Description: With advancements in endodontic therapies and materials, younger patients may be seen in the endodontic office for vital pulp therapy and regenerative endodontic procedures. With changing parenting styles and patient expectations, endodontists may face challenges in managing these patients during treatment. The goal of this presentation will be to address how the parent/child relationship has changed and how to manage expectations for parents/caregivers during the course of endodontic care. Non-pharmacologic behavior guidance techniques will be reviewed as the majority of endodontists may not have access to sedation armamentarium. Strategies to easily and effectively implement these behavior guidance techniques will be addressed in order to alleviate the endodontist’s potential anxiety in managing pediatric patients.
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Evaluate critical first impressions in patient and parental behaviors which may result in behavior challenges during endodontic treatment
- Discuss how parenting styles have changed in recent years and how societal norms influence dental treatments
- Apply behavior guidance techniques within the context of endodontic therapy and be able to create a more positive interaction with pediatric patients
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Zameera Fida, D.M.D
Zameera Fida, DMD, is a full-time staff member treating patients in the pediatric and endodontic clinics at Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Dentistry. She is board certified by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and holds the special distinction of being a Fellow of the AAPD. Dr. Fida received her certificate in pediatric dentistry from Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Dental Medicine and certificate in Endodontics at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She is currently board eligible for the American Board of Endodontics. She teaches at the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral level at Boston Children's and Harvard. She is the former Director of Predoctoral Pediatric Dentistry at Harvard. She also treats endodontic patients in an endodontic group practice, Limited To Endodontics, in Wellesley, MA. Dr. Fida is a reviewer for the journals Pediatric Dentistry and Journal of Dental Education. She has lectured locally and nationally on how to manage pediatric patients in a dental setting. She participates in various committees locally and nationally through the AAPD. Her current research interests include management of endodontic issues in the immature permanent dentition, dental education, and early childhood caries prevention. She has authored, co-authored or edited over 30 journal articles, textbook chapters, online CE courses and formal presentations since the start of her career in 2010.
Zameera Fida, D.M.D
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.