Time : 10:00 AM
Dr. Lee Weinstein, is a practicing Pediatric Dentist with over 30 years experience. He received his undergraduate education and later his dental degree at Temple University. He further pursued pediatric specialty training and received a Pediatric Certificate from Temple/St. Chrisopher's Hospital for Children. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and a Fellow of the American Society of Dentistry for Children. As a dental educator, Dr. Weinstein's career has spanned multiple positions including Fairleigh Dickinson School of Dental Medicine where he taught for eight years, the Pediatric Director of a GP residency at Nassau County Medical Center on Long Island, New York; and as an attending for fifteen years in Philadelphia, New Jersey, Long Island, and most recently Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Weinstein was the state Dental Director for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona's state medicaid program; and provided greatly needed preventive care to underserved children through Arizona's dental sealant program. He is well versed on pediatric needs, quality of care, marketing, public relations, as well as Lean Six Sigma philosophy to reduce overhead and streamline dental practices.
Diagnosis and treatment planning at an early age will give a parent and their child the right start to a healthy mouth and a future of smiles. It is easier said than done though. This live, interactive, dental CE webinar prepares the dentist, dental hygienist, and dental assistant with the tools to navigate and understand the approach from the perspective of a Pediatric Dentist, including: establishment of the dental home, fluoride supplements, risk management, and creating an overall comfort zone in seeing and treating younger patients from twelve months on. You will learn how to implement this protocol in your own dental practice. Further, you will understand why the ADA, AAPD, and AAP recommend finding a dental home for our children by age one. Will you treat them? ... Maybe. Will you refer? ... Absolutely. Take a deep breath and relax, it's not that bad!
- Describe the "dental problem" and the prevalence of dental disease in children.
- Know the definition of a Dental Home.
- Understand how to create awareness of the Dental Home.
- Explain caries risk assessment and management
- Define a Dental Disability.
- Describe the definition of Dental Neglect.
- Know the impact of dental decay on educational issues.
- Define Medical Necessary Care.
- Discuss benefits of fluoride and supplementation.
- Learn approaches in how to examine a child and tune out the noise.
- Detail the legal aspects and failure to refer issues.
- Know home routines, make appropriate recommendations.
- Understand how to treat the infant.
- Describe reasons to refer to a pediatric dentist.
- Discuss the benefits of xylitol.