Dr. Ian McConnachie, pediatric dentist in Ottawa, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about his session at ASM 2017: Staged Care New Solution in Treating Early Childhood Caries.
The new standard of care for infants and young children is initial examination by first birthday at the latest. In spite of this, many dentists do not follow this, and incidence of early childhood caries remains unacceptably high and treatment needs often require significant interventions, including general anesthesia. A new treatment algorithm will be discussed, along with specific treatment solutions which will assist the general practitioner to treat this child and enjoy doing it.
- Understand a care philosophy for the pre-co-operative child that is both empathetic and collaborative
- Develop an approach to care based on individualized and ongoing risk assessment and management
- Through staged care, develop the pre-co-operative child into a positive dental patient
Dr. McConnachie’s session runs on May 4th, 2017: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm