All about kids: Providing better dental care for children

Sat 26 November 2022 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

All about kids: Providing better dental care for children

An overview of frequently encountered dental conditions in children. Tips and tools on how to identify, assess and appropriately manage these conditions.

Learning outcomes include:

  • identify dental conditions in children, such as MIH, caries
  • classify trauma diagnoses, and thoroughly assess oral development
  • strategies to manage these dental conditions including management of pain in children
  • describe the causes, diagnosis and management of sleep apnoea in children.

Presented by Dr Mihiri Silva, Dr Giselle D’Mello and Dr Dorothy Boyd. 

Held in conjunction with 

CPD hours: 6 clinical hours

RSVP by 18 November 2022. 

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Dr Mihiri Silva

Dr Mihiri Silva is a specialist paediatric dentist at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne and a senior lecturer at the Melbourne Dental School, University of Melbourne. Dr Silva's PhD investigated early life causes of dental caries and enamel hypomineralisation. Her current research program includes MIH, early life interventions, and minimally invasive dentistry. In this talk, Dr Silva will discuss the latest emerging research into MIH and early childhood caries and new approaches to the clinical management of these conditions.

Dr Giselle D’Mello 

Dr Giselle D’Mello has been a clinician at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne since 2012. She is actively involved in assessment and management of severe dental trauma in children.

 Dr Dorothy Boyd 

 Dr Dorothy Boyd has been researching children’s procedural pain experiences in a study that compared the Hall technique and conventional technique for placing stainless steel crowns on primary molars. She found that measuring pain is a challenge, and that pain and distress become mingled - pain usually causes distress, but distress is not always accompanied by pain. Added to this, clinicians have their own attitudes to pain, and might not always be good at noticing or preventing it. Today we will ask ourselves - what can we do to become better at preventing and managing children’s pain in the dental setting?

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