The Paediatric Dentition


Advanced management techniques for carious and hypomineralised molars in children

Despite advances in preventive dentistry, dental caries is increasing in children. In addition, the prevalence of developmental defects of tooth structure (enamel hypomineralisation and hypoplasia) in young children is increasing in general dental practice. Management of the pulpally involved or severely compromised primary tooth poses considerable challenges for clinicians providing care of the child patient. Vital pulp therapy and stainless steel crowns are proven, dependable and efficient treatment options in the primary dentition as a means of maintaining the tooth and space for the permanent successor, whilst minimising the need for re-treatment. Case selection through appropriate diagnosis is essential to the long-term success of the procedures. In some cases, it may be appropriate to extract a primary tooth. We will discuss the reasons it may be preferable to extract a tooth and the options for space management. These options will include practical demonstrations and hands-on experience with the construction of a chairside space maintainer. 

Stainless steel crowns may be indicated in permanent molars when there has been enamel hypomineralisation, significant breakdown of the crown and pulpal sensitivity. The procedure is more complex than for primary crowns but the results are again reliable and predictable. Restoration with stainless steel crowns can provide an effective interim restoration with a view to considering planned extractions at the appropriate developmental stage. 

Topics include

  • Introduction to dental caries and development defects of dentition in children treatment planning for the paediatric dentition. Vital Pulp therapy for primary and immature permanent molars
  • Stainless steel crowns for primary and permanent molars. The concept of “minimal preparation” stainless steel crown techniques
  • Chairside construction of space maintainers
  • Behaviour management options for these procedures, including local anaesthesia techniques and placement of rubber dam

These procedures will be discussed in detail and participants will have the opportunity to complete the procedures on replica teeth.

Completion of this course will give attendees the confidence to provide predictable restorative options for young patients in a variety of settings. 

Providers Terms


Delegate places in events are confirmed once full payment has been received. While credit card is the preferred method of payment, CPD will provide an invoice with 14-day payment terms to those participants who choose to pay by cheque. CPD reserves the right to apply a 10 percent surcharge for registrations made within three (3) business days of an event. (CPD accepts payment by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Cheque, Direct Debit or Bank Cheque).


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Cancellations of any event must be received in writing by email to [email protected] Substitution of delegates can occur at any time at no additional cost. Course fees or part thereof cannot be transferred to another event when cancellation occurs within two (2) weeks* of the original event. (*1 week equals 7 full days). CPD takes no responsibility for changes to delegate work commitments or personal circumstances.

Cancellation of hands on programs

For cancellations of hands-on program places made at least four (4) weeks* prior to the event in question, a credit note for the full course fee will be given to be used towards a future course. A credit note of 50 percent of the course fee will be given for cancellations of up to two (2) weeks* prior to the event. No credit will be given for cancellations made with less than two (2) weeks* notice. A $50 administration fee applies to ALL cancellations.

Cancellation of lecture programs

For cancellations of lecture program places made at least two (2) weeks* prior to the event in question, a credit note for the full course fee will be given to be used towards a future course. A credit note of 50 percent of the course fee will be given for cancellations up to one (1) week* prior to the event. No credit note will be given for cancellations made with less than one (1) weeks* notice. A $50 administration fee applies to ALL cancellations.

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A delegate who fails to attend will be liable for 100 percent of the course fee.

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CPD takes all care to produce high quality program events that deliver as promised. All advertised details are correct at the time of publication. However when circumstances beyond our control prevail, CPD reserves the right to cancel, postpone, relocate or reschedule any program. If CPD exercises this option, CPD will employ reasonable endeavours to notify delegates as early as possible to minimise inconvenience. CPD will not accept any responsibility for travel and accommodation costs incurred by delegates. Where a refund is due to a delegate, a refund for the amount paid will be issued within 30 days of notification. In the case of program post-ponement or rescheduling, the delegate may choose to transfer the fee from the cancelled course to a future program of equal value. In this case these terms and conditions apply.

Member: Dentists$923Select
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Contact Hours:

6.5 hrs


Wed, 30 October 2019

Start Time:

9:00 AM


1 Day


Lecture and Hands on




Centre for Professional Development

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1 Atchison Street St Leonards,
Sydney, New South Wales,
Australia, 2065

ADA New South Wales
Juliette scott

Dr Juliette Scott

Dr Juliette Scott is a Specialist Paediatric Dentist. Juliette is in Private Paediatric Dental Practice in Sydney and is a visiting Dental Specialist at the Westmead Centre for Oral Health. She serves on committees for the Australian Dental Association and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, and is involved with providing continuing education and teaching.

Prashanth dhanpal

Dr Prashanth Dhanpal

Dr Prashanth Dhanpal attained his Masters degree in Dental Surgery qualification from the University of Hong Kong in 2007. He went on to pursue an advanced diploma in Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Hong Kong in 2008.

In 2009, he was inducted as a member into The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and into The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 2010. He became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2014. His research at The University of Hong Kong, entitled “Effect of temperature on water absorption and solubility of dental adhesive resins” was published in the Journal of Dentistry during his final year of post graduation. His research and clinical expertise enabled him to lecture in the United Kingdom, Germany and in India.

From 2010 to 2013, Prashanth practiced as a specialist at Sydney Dental hospital and also as an honorary clinical lecturer for undergraduate and postgraduate students at The University of Sydney. He is currently the director of North Shore Paediatric dentistry at Crows Nest in Sydney’s North Shore and Tamworth in NSW.

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