Stainless steel crowns in children

Fri 21 June 2024 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Stainless steel crowns in children

To present day, 'silver' stainless steel crowns remain the 'gold standard' in paediatric dentistry for restoration of compromised molars.

For molars affected with extensive dental caries, developmental defects of enamel, severe tooth surface loss, severe post eruptive breakdown, large multi surface carious lesions, and/or following pulp therapy, 'silver' stainless steel crowns ( SSCs) are definitely the 'gold standard' in paediatric dentistry. SSCs are cost effective, offer the best longevity and durability, are low maintenance and provide long term full coronal coverage.

This comprehensive training day includes lectures, case selection, study discussion and hands-on experience including preparation and placement of SSCs (including the Hall Technique) in both primary and permanent molars. Useful and practical clinical tips to help clinicians place SSCs in their own paediatric patients with ease and confidence will also be shared.

As this popular hands-on course has a limited number of participants, make sure you register early.

You will gain:

  • confidence in diagnosis, case selection and clinical management of children requiring restorative treatment
  • clinical practice in a simulated environment with hands-on practical exercises for SSC placement on various primary molars (both Hall technique and conventional placement). Dentist participants will also have the opportunity to practise the placement of SSCs in permanent molar teeth
  • clinical tips on how to anticipate and identify potential problems with SSC placement and how to resolve them.

Presented by Dr Mala Desai 

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CPD hours: 4.5 clinical hours

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Dr Mala Desai

Dr Desai has a busy and innovative private specialist practice restricted to paediatric dentistry in Balwyn, Victoria. She is also a part time senior consultant at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, where she treats children with salivary drooling and oral motor dysfunction. Dr Desai and has also been actively involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and examining at the University of Melbourne/Royal Dental Hospital Melbourne since herself graduating from the University of Melbourne. Dr Desai has held leadership positions on various committees including the AAPD and the ANZSPD(VB). Recently, she was invited to join the Membership Committee of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD) - an exciting and challenging role for her, as she represents her country and collaborates with paediatric dentists world-wide to improve the oral health of children.

Over the years, Dr Desai has presented many lectures and workshops locally and internationally on various aspects of paediatric dentistry. Her research interests include dentistry for children with disabilities and special needs, developmental dental defects, dental trauma, pulp therapy and restorative treatment in the primary and young permanent dentition.

As an active member of her local Rotary Group, Dr Desai also provides voluntary dental care and oral health education to underprivileged communities in various countries including India, Africa and Vietnam. Her interests outside dentistry are varied and revolve around a busy family life. Dr Desai loves travelling, reading, craft and creative cooking together with her husband and three boys.


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