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2020 Harry K. Sharp Pediatric Dental Update

Date and Registration

Friday, March 27, 2020, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm CANCELED

Location: UTHSC Student Alumni Center, 800 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38163 

Tuition and CE Credit:

  • $350
  • Lunch will be provided
  • 6 CE Credit Hours

Registration less than 10 business days prior to the course is subject to available space.

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Course Description

From prevention to restoration, what are the big updates in managing the carious process in pediatric dentistry? What are the new ideas in caries management: active surveillance, silver diamine fluoride, selective caries removal, and the power of the dental sealant all in the environment of the dental home. What happens when our best preventive efforts fail? We’ll discuss the durability, safety, and efficacy of various restorative materials and how to ensure adequate pain control for the incipient to moderate carious lesions. For advanced lesions: what are the options for successful pulp therapy? How do you manage pain in the age of opioid addiction? Finally, exciting advances in technology and their applications to pediatric dentistry will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives

  • Perform examination, diagnosis, and treatment of very young children using an Infant Oral Care
  • Understand the guidelines required for compensation for preventive services.
  • Formulate treatment strategies to maximize the potential to arrest caries (SDF, Glass Ionomer, Advances in fluoride supplementation).
  • Apply evidence to predict the survival rate of different restorative materials.
  • Treat caries in young permanent teeth without compromising the pulp tissues.
  • Differentiate between available materials for pulp therapy.
  • Describe the variables that can reduce the pain of injection.
  • Select appropriate pain management strategies for the pediatric population.

Course Presenters

  • Larry Dormois, DDS, MS
  • Jennifer Fernandez, DMD, MS, MDS
  • Harry K. Sharp, DDS
  • Todd Smith, DDS
  • Craig “Volk” Vinall, DMD, MDS
  • Hamid Yazdi, DDS


  • Prevention (2 hours)
  • Managing Restorative Lesions: Incipient to Advanced (1 hour)
  • Pulp Fiction (1 hour)
  • Pain Management: It Only Hurts When I Smile (1 hour)
  • Use of Technology in Pediatric Dentistry (1 hour)

Last Published: Aug 7, 2020