Challenges and Treatment Modalities in Children with Molar Incisor Hypomineralization (MIH): Lessons Learned

     Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Time: 6:30-8:00pm 

Credits: 1 CE Hour*

Speakers:

Robert Cauley

Robert Cauley, DMD originally grew up in a small town in southern Vermont. He graduated with his DMD from Boston University’s School of Dental Medicine in 2014. After working as a General Dentist for two years in Vermont he decided to specialize in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Rob completed his Pediatric Residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he served as Co-Chief Resident. He currently practices full time in Lowell, MA.


Maritza Morell

Maritza Morell, DMD is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Public health Dentist. Dr. Morell is the Mass Dental Society region six Trustee. She is a Senior Clinical Associate in Pediatric Dentistry at the Boston Children’s Hospital and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine since 1999. In addition, she owns 2 pediatric dentistry and orthodontics private practices in Andover and Lawrence, Massachusetts.


Are you frustrated dealing with hypoplastic first permanent molars or permanent incisors with Turner’s Hypoplasia? The treatment of these teeth can be challenging due to the varying anatomy of the affected surfaces, the extreme hypersensitivity present at times and the difficulty to manage these teeth in the young patient. This condition usually manifests as a portion of missing or diminished enamel, generally affecting one or more permanent teeth in the oral cavity. The ideal restorative treatment modality for these hypoplastic teeth should aim to restore lost and weakened tooth structure, alleviating sensitivity, and maintaining occlusion. The course will explore a mixture of some common and not so common dental treatment options of these challenging anatomically affected teeth.

Objectives:

  • Present treatment modalities to help alleviate sensitivity of hypoplastic teeth
  • Explore a mixture of dental treatment options for young hypoplastic teeth
  • Compare different dental materials used for restoring hypoplastic teeth
  • Examine the option of timely extractions for severely hypoplastic affected young teeth
  • Identify behavior management techniques for patients with MIH
  • Discuss pain control challenges in patients with MIH

*Attend all 5 virtual sessions, and receive 5 CE Credits or take courses individually (a la carte) and receive 1 CE credit per each session taken.
Credits will be distributed at the end of the Spring (June 22, 2022)

Moderator: TBD