Vermont Dental​ Conference

Program 5 Management of: Pediatric Anesthesia/Maxillofacial Infections/ Dentoalveolar Trauma

Dr. Peter A. Vellis, DDS               
Audience Code: D, H, A      2.5 CEUs/Clinical   

This program will cover 3 topics in modules. The target audience is dentists, but dental auxiliaries can also benefit in providing an expanded knowledge base of these valuable topics.  

*This program does not meet the dental emergencies training criteria credit requirement. 

Safe Pediatric Anesthesia:  Pediatric anesthesia is inherently higher risk than adult anesthesia due to the differences in the physiology in children. In this lecture, we will discuss the fundamental differences in pediatric patients vs. their adult counterparts.  Pre-operative assessment, peri-operative management and post-operative care will be reviewed. In addition, we will review potential complications and how to avoid these pitfalls to provide a safe environment for these young patients.

Program Objectives:

  • Different techniques of pediatric sedation
  • Pediatric anesthesia risks, benefits, and complications
  • Cases of concern that have been broadcast in the media

Management of Maxillofacial Infections: Maxillofacial infections present to dental offices and emergency rooms. Although most infections can be treated in the outpatient dental setting, it is important to recognize and correct these infections quickly. Infections can rapidly overcome host defenses and become life threatening emergencies. This lecture will help identify the most common odontogenic infections, their clinical manifestations, and the pathway of spread to the fascial spaces of the head and neck. The practitioner should be able to classify these infections and establish a treatment sequence and protocol through sound medical and surgical modalities.

Program Objectives:

  • Features of benign and pathologic odontogenic pain
  • Differential diagnosis of facial pain
  • Assessment and treatment of dental abscess
  • When do I refer and what to look for

Management of Dentoalveolar Trauma: Traumatic dental injuries present commonly among the pediatric and adolescent population. This lecture will help identify dental related injuries and discuss the management of these traumatic situations through accurate and expedient intervention. At the completion of the lecture, the provider should be able to identify the etiology of the injury and design a multifaceted plan to help improve prognosis of the injury to help preserve dental function and esthetics.

Program Objectives:

  • How to identify and classify different types of dentoalveolar injuries
  • Emergency care of patients with dental trauma
  • Complications associated with dentoalveolar injuries and how to handle them