Hall Technique and Atraumatic Glass Ionomer Strip Crowns

  • Friday 1/27/2023
  • Time: 2:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Course Code: 447RH
  • Cost: $375
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 156 B
  • Credits: 3 CE Hours
Jeanette MacLean, DDS is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and owner of Affiliated Children’s Dental Specialists in Glendale, Arizona. She received her dental degree, with honors, from the University of Southern California in 2003 and completed her specialty training in pediatric dentistry in 2005 at Sunrise Children’s Hospital through the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. MacLean has become an internationally recognized advocate and expert on minimally invasive dentistry, appearing in newspapers, magazines, television, and continuing education lectures on this hot topic. Most notably, she was featured in the July 2016 New York Times article “A Cavity Fighting Liquid Helps Kids Avoid Dentists’ Drills,” which brought national attention to the option of treating cavities non-invasively with silver diamine fluoride.

There is increasing demand from parents for minimally invasive treatment options for the restoration of dental caries in young children. An evidence-based, minimally invasive treatment option for the management of severe early childhood caries is the Hall technique (HT). This approach is particularly advantageous for young, apprehensive patients, who may otherwise require sedation for traditional surgical interventions to place stainless steel crowns (SSCs). An emerging treatment modality which expands on the HT concept of sealing off carious lesions from cariogenic biofilm, is atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) using a glass hybrid restorative system and strip crown forms. This offers a non-invasive yet esthetic treatment alternative to prefabricated cosmetic crowns in young children with severely decayed primary incisors. This hand-on course will walk participants through the step-by-step clinical placement of HT SSCs and glass ionomer cement (GIC) ART strip crowns. Attendees will increase their confidence and mastery of these minimal interventions, helping them expand access to care while reducing cost and risk for pediatric patients.

In this course attendees will:
  • Describe the case selection, materials, and clinical protocol of Hall Technique
  • Discuss the clinical protocol of GIC ART strip crowns
  • Identify the pros and cons for each technique
  • Review size selection, adjusting, and crimping SSCs
  • Practice placement of SSCs on typodont teeth
  • Prepare, trim, and place strip crowns on pedestal teeth
Recommended Audience: Dentist, Hygienist

The GC America Inc. grant has been applied to this course.Thanks to Crest + Oral-B, Elevate Oral Care, and GC America Inc. for course materials.

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Supplies Needed: Loupes and Headlight, Basic Operative Kit (Including Explorer, Hollanback, Crown Crimpers, Crown Scissors, etc.), Optional to bring additional stone mounted teeth for practice.