Collaborating for Excellence: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Prevent and Manage Caries, Malocclusion and Trauma in Children

 

Date: Friday, September 18, 2020
Location: UNMC College of Dentistry
Instructors: Dr. Jennifer Marshall, Dr. Bryan Skar, and Dr. Minnie Vishwanath
Credits: 3 CE Hours
Registration: REGISTER HERE
Virtual Check-in:

12:45 p.m.

Class Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

 

Classification: Dentist, Auxiliary
Fee:
  • Dentist: $156
  • Auxiliary: $78
Location: Live Stream via Zoom
 
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    Dr. Jennifer Marshall Dr. Bryan Skar Dr. Minnie Vishwanath
 

Dr. Jennifer A. Marshall is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Growth and Development at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry.

Dr. Marshall received her Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene from UNMC College of Dentistry in 2010. She then returned to UNMC to complete her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2016. Dr. Marshall completed her pediatric dental residency at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha, NE and received her certificate in pediatric dentistry from UNMC in 2018. Dr. Marshall joined UNMC COD as full-time faculty in March 2020.

Dr. Marshall is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Nebraska Dental Association and Lincoln District Dental Association. She currently serves as co-chair of the NDA New Dentist Council.

Dr. Marshall has presented research at multiple dental conferences including AAPD and IADR/AADR annual sessions. Her interests include hospital dentistry and maternal and child dental health.

 

Dr. Bryan Skar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Growth and Development at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry.

Dr. Skar received his Bachelors of Science in Biology from Creighton University in 2004.  He received his dental degree in 2009 and certificate of specialization in pediatric dentistry in 2011, both from The University of Nebraska Medical Center.  Dr. Skar worked in private practice for five years, then returned to UNMC where he currently participates in the didactic and clinical education of dental students and pediatric dental residents.

Dr.  Skar is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.  He is also a member of the American Dental Association, Nebraska Dental Association and Nebraska Society of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Skar has previously presented with the UNMC College of Dentistry Continuing Education Program in conjunction with the statewide UNMC Dental Caravan. Her interests include hospital dentistry, infant oral health, and teledentistry applications.

 

Dr. Minnie Vishwanath is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Growth and development (Orthodontic section) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry.

She completed her dental and orthodontic education in India, prior to moving to the United States in 2012 where she went on to complete a one year internship in Orthodontics at University of Texas at San Antonio (UTHSCA), followed by a one year fellowship and a three year residency program in Orthodontics at the University of Connecticut, Division of Orthodontics (UConn Health). Upon completion of the residency, Dr. Vishwanath joined UNMC-COD in September 2018.

Dr. Vishwanath, also holds a Membership in Orthodontics with the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Vishwanath is the recipient of several honors and awards, most notable among them being: finalist for the Craniofacial Biology Research Awards at both the 2015 and 2017 IADR meetings and winning the second place in the Charley Schultz Resident Scholar Award at the 2017 American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) Annual Session in 2018. Dr. Vishwanath has been invited to lecture both locally and nationally. She also peer reviews scientific articles for several international journals.

Her primary research interests include the biomechanics of tooth movement and impacted canines where she has carried out extensive in vivo & in vitro research. She has several scientific publications, with a heavy emphasis on translational research.

No relevant financial relationships exist.

Collaborating for Excellence: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Prevent and Manage Caries, Malocclusion and Trauma in Children

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to provide dental practitioners a comprehensive knowledge of the two major causes of tooth loss in children and adolescents – Caries and Trauma. It also attempts to demonstrate to the participants, how a collaborative approach between specialties, in this case orthodontics and pediatric dentistry could lead to better outcomes and predictable long term results. The presentation will review caries transmission, risk and prevention and its application to clinical care for children and adolescents. It will discuss minimally invasive and traditional restorative treatment options and also delve into unique restorative challenges and how orthodontic treatment may provide uncommon solutions. Lastly, the will provide a broad review of trauma to the primary and early permanent dentition and clinical management from a combined pediatric and orthodontic perspective.

Course Objectives:

Following this course, the participants will be able to:

Method of Teaching: Lecture/discussion


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The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Office of Continuing Education designates this activity for 3 hours of continuing education.

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