Master Class Dental Diagnostician Series: Part Two
You will receive 2 credit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course.

Candace is a 3 year 5 month old child with pain in the maxillary left.

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William Wathen, DMD
Bill Wathen graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1967 and went to Texas for a general rotating Air Force Internship.  He began private general practice in Fort Worth in 1970, where he practiced for the next 37 years.

He served in all offices of the Fort Worth District Dental society, and was Texas...
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Learning Objectives:

Master Class Series learning objectives:

  1. recognize anything capable of either causing or contributing to diminished oral health;
  2. assess the current medical, social, and dental condition of the patient;
  3. treat  chief complaints;
  4. develop a patient-centered treatment plan;
  5. match dental treatment with the patient’s desires, if the two are compatible, and;
  6. sequence treatment for optimal results and best use of treatment time

Candace is a precocious child with spontaneous pain, a doting grandmother who looks after Candace during the day, and a mother who  believes that since "baby teeth" will be lost anyway, she can save money by not treating them. Can you help get Candace, her grandmother, and her Mom on a good track for long-term oral health?


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Harris NO, Garcia-Godoy F, Nielsen C. Primary Preventive Dentistry 7th Ed. Pearson. 2009

Pinkham J, Casamassimo P, Fields HW, McTigue DJ, Nowak A. Pediatric Dentistry: Infancy through Adolesence. 4th Ed. Elsevier 2008

Release date: September 13, 2018
Review date: June 18, 2025
Expiration date: August 25, 2025
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