Child Centred Dentistry.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014 |

Core dental trainees from across Yorkshire gain specialist insight into Paediatric Dentistry, thanks to a study day provided by Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber.

Core trainees from across the Yorkshire region recently met for a day-long study course on child-centred dentistry, organised by Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber. Specialty trainees and registrars in Paediatric Dentistry from the Leeds Dental Institute led the study programme sharing their knowledge and expertise.  The course focussed on two key topics, dental trauma and dental management of the medically compromised child.  Each topic was introduced with a lecture along with case presentations of children who have been treated at Leeds Dental Institute. 

Trainees watched and listened attentively to the lectures and presentations, exploring the causes and effects of primary tooth trauma and how to deal with a chronically sick child. They absorbed all the information contained in the overview given of the types of medical conditions affecting children and noted carefully the practical hints and tips, including when and how to refer a patient to specialist paediatric dental services. Working in small groups, trainees examined case studies in detail. They were able to discuss and present their findings to each other. They also enjoyed discussing and defining the key skills needed to plan special dental treatment for those children with traumatic dental injuries and common medical conditions. 

Speaking at the end of the day, Kate Counihan StR Specialist Dentistry said:

“We really wanted to provide some practical hints and tips on the management of dental trauma and the dental management of medically compromised children in practice.  Hopefully because the day has been very interactive, those who’ve taken part will leave feeling more confident managing their child patients in practice".
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