Pain Control in Pediatric Dentistry: Fact or Fiction

Date: Friday, September 27, 2019
Location: UNMC College of Dentistry
Speaker: Dr. Janice A. Townsend
Credits: 3 CE hours
Check-In: 12:45 p.m.
Class Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Classification: Dentist, Auxiliary
Fee: Dentist: $156  Auxiliary: $78
No relevant financial relationships exist.
Speaker: Dr. Janice A. Townsend, received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Marquette University's School of Dentistry. She then earned a Master of Science degree in pediatric dentistry from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, and a certificate in pediatric dentistry from Nationwide Children's Hospital. As a practicing pediatric dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Townsend's clinical and research interests include various aspects of behavior management and dental pain management, respectively. Other areas of interest and significant endeavor focus on community outreach and national initiatives involving professional dental organizations whose goals include improving the oral health of the nation's children.
In her roles as Chief of Pediatric Dentistry at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Chair of the Division of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Townsend is committed to improving preventive dental care for at-risk populations, enhancing the efficiency of dental services provided to children, and developing a population-based approach to oral health care.

Pain Control in Pediatric Dentistry:  Fact or Fiction

Course Description:  

Pain control for children measures for Infants and children must take into account their unique physiology.  This lecture will provide an overview of how pain perception and modulation changes through childhood and its implications for pain control practices.  Pain management strategies will be reviewed including local anesthetic agents and techniques and systemic analgesics.  Special emphasis will be placed on emerging technologies and evidence. 

Course Objectives: 

Following this lecture attendees 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 continuing education credits.