Minimally Invasive Management of Molar Incisor Hypomineralization

  • Friday 1/27/2023
  • Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Course Code: 428RL
  • Cost: $75
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 107 C
  • Credits: 2 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.

Molar Incisor Hypomineralization (MIH) is a clinically challenging condition affecting as many as 20-40% of children’s newly erupted permanent teeth, are often hypersensitive, difficult to numb, and have poor bond strength to resin restoratives. Fortunately, the development of new materials offers promising new treatment options that are minimally invasive and well-tolerated by patients. This course will review emerging clinical treatments like Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF), Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) with glass ionomer cement (GIC), and Hall Technique to manage MIH.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Examine the clinical challenges of managing MIH
  • Discuss MIH case management strategies
  • Describe the clinical use of SDF
  • Review the evidence for ART
  • Describe the clinical use of GIC
  • Identify the clinical use of the Hall Technique
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist

The GC America Inc. grant has been applied to this course.

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