TAPD Winter 2023 CE Course
Encounters Galore on the Gingiva of Children: Important Oral Lesions, Dr. Cathy Flaitz
Update on Remineralizing Agents and Prevention, Dr. Kevin Donly
Saturday, February 18, 2023
8:00 am – 2:30 pm (Central Time)
Lunch 11:00 PM – 11:30 PM with intermittent breaks
REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED
Dr. Catherine Flaitz
8:00 am – 11:00 am (Central Time)
Catherine Flaitz, DDS, MS, is clinical professor and chair, Division of Diagnostic Sciences, The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Flaitz is a dual-trained oral and maxillofacial pathologist and pediatric dentist who proudly earned her specialty training from The University of Iowa College of Dentistry. She enthusiastically shares her clinical and research experiences and passion for teaching about oral diseases in a practical way.
Encounters Galore on the Gingiva of Children: Important Oral Lesions
At the completion of the program, participants should be able to:
- Discover newly described gingival lesions and anomalies in children
- Describe common gingival lesions, including atypical presentations
- Recognize important red flags for serious diseases at this location
Dr. Kevin Donly
11:30 am – 2:30 pm (Central Time)
Kevin J. Donly, D.D.S., M.S. is currently a Professor and Chair in the Department of Developmental Dentistry and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He received his D.D.S. in 1984, Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry in 1986, and M.S. in 1986 from the University of Iowa.
Dr. Donly is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, was on the Board of Trustees for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, was on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation, is the previous Chair of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Council on Post-doctoral Education, is Past-President of the American Society of Dentistry for Children, is Past-President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and was the Pediatric Dentistry Commissioner to the Commission on Dental Accreditation. He has published over 350 chapters, manuscripts and abstracts associated with pediatric dentistry, prevention, dental restorative materials research and clinical utilization.
Update on Remineralizing Agents and Prevention
This course will discuss the early diagnosis of tooth demineralization and intervention with sodium
fluoride, stannous fluoride and monofluorophosphate toothpastes, fluoride (including professionally
applied topical fluorides, fluoride varnish and silver diamine fluoride), glass ionomer surface protectants,
sealants and minimally invasive products and procedures (including CPP-ACP paste, xylitol, povidone
iodine, and chlorhexidine). Risk assessment utilization in decision-making for restorative care will be
discussed and related to recommendations made by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry for
restorative dentistry care in children and Evidence-Based Clinical Recommendations of the American
At the conclusion of the course, participants will:
- Be exposed to early diagnosis of enamel demineralization and understand preventive regimens available, as well as appropriate intervention with these agents, using minimally invasive techniques.
- Understand pediatric dentistry standards of care using risk assessment in decision-making.