Clinical Pediatric Dentistry II
Credit Hour : Two (2) Credit Hours
Pre-requisite Course : 441 PDS
Location in the Curriculum : Fifth Year
Required Textbooks : Fundamental of Pediatric Dentistry
By: Mathewson, R.J. and
Primosch, R.E. 3rd Edition 1995
Pediatric Dentistry: Infancy through Adolescence
By: Jimmy Pinkham, 4th Edition, 2005
Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent
By: McDonald, R.E. and Avery, D.R.
7th Edition, 2000; Mosby Co., Inc.
This is final clinical course in pediatric dentistry. The course consists of one clinical training session of 3 hours per week for the whole academic year. The students are required to provide comprehensive dental treatment for children age 3 to 8 years presenting with a wide range of dental problems. Emphasis of the course will be on patient education and management, treatment planning, prevention of dental disease, restorative procedures, pulp therapy, and space management.
After completing the clinical training, the students should be able to:
1. Evaluate the patient’s need for behavior modification.
2. Apply different behavior modification techniques learned.
3. Formulate a treatment plan for this age group.
4. Discuss with parents different approaches for the prevention of dental disease.
5. Teach and motivate parents in proper brushing technique according to their children age.
6. Administer local anesthesia.
7. Use rubber dam properly.
8. Restore primary teeth using different materials available.
9. Use several clinical procedures available for pulp therapy.
10. Effectively manage cases of premature primary tooth/teeth loss.
11. Manage dental trauma in children.
12. Recognize and manage/refer disabled individuals.
Clinical Course Outline:
1. Guidance of the child behavior (Psychological).
2. Guidance of the child behavior (Pharmacological).
3. Pulp Therapy
4. Stainless Steel Crown Restorations.
5. Treatment strategies of caries in children.
6. Space management
7. Management of patients with:
a. Traumatized primary teeth and immature permanent anterior teeth.
b. Oral and skin manifestations of infectious diseases.
c. Periodontal diseases.
d. Systemic diseases.
e. Disabled conditions.
Following are the minimum clinical requirements:
1. Comprehensive Treatment Plans - Three
2. Behavior Management - Two
3. S.S.C . - Five
4. Pulpotomies - Four
5. Space Maintainers - Three
6. Finished cases - Two
Course Evaluation/Grading: Total Grade (100)
Students are evaluated as follow:
1. Clinical Evaluation 70%
2. Written Examination 30%