This half day course will take the participant through how to perform a Pulpotomy and Stainless Steel Crown Restoration.
With careful case selection, pulpotomies in the primary dentition are a highly successful clinical procedure. The hands-on component will include the pulpotomy technique and use of medicaments including Mineral Trioxide Aggregate and Biodentine.
The primary molar presents a significant restorative challenge to dentists due to their unique anatomy and characteristics. The strength of the primary molar itself is often the major limiting factor in the choice of a successful restoration. Their bulbous-shaped crown, cervical constriction, prominent pulp horns and broad flat contact make intracoronal adhesive restorations more difficult to retain. The stainless steel crown restoration offers an exceptional alternative to other restorative materials due to its durability, cost effectiveness, ease of technique and offers the advantage of full coronal coverage. The hands-on component will provide a step by step guide for tooth preparation and kit requirements for your dental practice.
Topics to be covered are:
Pulp Therapy Diagnosis of Pulp Status, Pulp treatment options (Indirect Pulp Cap, Pulpotomy, Pulpectomy); Pulpotomy Technique and current medicaments available.
Stainless Steel Crown Restorations in the Primary Dentition Indications for use and Technique Guide
Hands-On Practical Session Pulpotomy preparation on two teeth using two different pulp medicaments followed by Stainless Steel Crown Preparations on two teeth following pulpotomy.
About the Presenter:
Dr Vanessa William Dr Vanessa William graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Dental Science in 1996, completed a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry specialising in Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Melbourne in 2004 and attained her Fellowship at the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons the same year. She was awarded a Fellowship of the Academy of Dentistry International in 2017 and Fellowship of the International College of Dentists in 2018. Vanessa has been the past President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry (WA Branch) and is a co-owner of Bicton and Cockburn Paediatric Dentistry.