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NYU College of Dentistry’s One-Day Continuing Education Course: "Pediatric Dentistry for the General Practitioner" Sept. 16

August 17, 2011
N-474, 2010-11

7 MCE Lecture Credits - ADA CERP Approved

On Friday, September 16, 2011, NYU College of Dentistry, 345 East 24th Street, NYC, in partnership with The New York State Dental Foundation, presents a one-day continuing education course: "Pediatric Dentistry for the General Practitioner."  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the course from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and an hour for lunch--BYO.  The NYU cafeteria will be available for seating. For more information or to register please email or call Lou Carol Lecce at 800-255-2100, ext. 280.

This-one day course presents practical evidence-based information that will make working with young children a satisfying and productive experience in your dental practice. A broad range of infant/toddler oral health issues will be explored, including care for the pregnant woman, prenatal oral health, tooth formation and eruption, infant oral medicine, nutritional guidance, initial oral evaluation, risk assessment, oral hygiene, prevention, therapeutic interventions, anticipatory guidance and an understanding of the Head Start System and its dental requirements.


• Understand the dental caries process and the prevention of oral disease in young patients.

• Identify oral lesions and pathologies in young children.

• Learn behavior management techniques consistent with AAPD Guidelines and policies.

• Examine young children using the knee-to-knee method.

• Be able to provide fluoride varnish as needed.

• Understand the role of diet and nutrition in early childhood caries.

• Be better able to manage the oral health of infants, toddlers, pre-school children, including those in Early Head Start/Head Start.

• Be affiliated with a mentor and have a referral network in place.

CREDITS: 7 MCE Lecture Credits - ADA CERP Approved


Amr Moursi, DDS, PhD, is Associate Professor and Chairman of the NYU Department of Pediatric Dentistry and an attending dentist on the medical staff at Bellevue Hospital Center. He received his DDS degree from the University of Michigan and a PhD in Craniofacial Biology from the University of California. He is a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Neal Herman, DDS, FAAHD, is a Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at NYU College of Dentistry and an attending pediatric dentist at Bellevue Hospital. He received his DDS degree at NYU, where he also received his training in pediatric dentistry. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Hospital Dentists and a Diplomate of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry.

Lisa Sasson, RDH, MPH, is the dietetic internship director and a clinical associate professor in the pediatric department at NYU. She has interests in dietetic education, weight and behavior management, and problem-based learning. She is a private practice nutritionist with a focus on weight management. Ms. Sasson is co-director of the Food, Nutrition and Culture program in Florence, Italy.

SPONSORS: The New York State Dental Foundation and the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry

About New York University College of Dentistry Founded in 1865, New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) is the third oldest and the largest dental school in the US, educating more than 8 percent of all dentists. NYUCD has a significant global reach and provides a level of national and international diversity among its students that is unmatched by any other dental school.

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NYU College of Dentistry’s One-Day Continuing Education Course: "Pediatric Dentistry for the General Practitioner" Sept. 16

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