Jeffrey Camm, DMD

 Jeffrey Camm, DMD

Jeffrey Camm, DMD

Saturday, April 9, 2011
1. 8 am – 11:00 pm
2. 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Recommended for: Entire Dental Team
ODAA Courses
3 CE Credits each
 
 
 
 
 
1. Anomalies of the Pediatric Oral Cavity 
 

When you look into a child’s mouth, you often see an intact dentition with no pathology. There are many anomalies of both academic and clinical interest that are often missed. The objective of this lecture is to demonstrate the many oral conditions that may be significant to a child’s oral and systemic health. Clinical appearance of these common identifiable anomalies will be illustrated and treatment options given. Many times there are a variety of ways to treat a condition, depending on the circumstances. WE will discuss the who, why and where of these circumstances. In addition we will discuss the “age one” dental examination and the many concerns the young parent may or should have. There will be only one histologic slide shown in this lecture- honest!
 

At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the most common anomalies seen in a child’s mouth
  • Understand different treatment options for different clinical conditions
  • Select which dental pathologies to treat, not treat, or refer

2. Behavior Management for Pediatric Dental Patients (and Parents!)

Children cry and act up for pediatric dentists, just as they do for general practitioners. In fact we are dealing with a generation of demanding children and their parents! There are some “tricks and gimmicks” we use to accomplish dental treatment and satisfy all parties involved (including the dental team!). These range from common sense verbal cues to readily available dental products. This lecture will address a variety of ways to accomplish dental treatment on well behaved kids and keep them that way. In addition, we will discuss techniques to use on difficult patients. Most children are taught to enjoy their dental visit and count the days until their next appointment. Often parents will ask me: “Can you treat me too?” You sure can- many of these tricks are transferable.

At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Incorporate new ideas for delivering less painful injections
  • Anticipate situations that may cause a decline in behavior and plan accordingly
  • Anticipate negative parental situations and learn to avoid them
  • Utilize dental materials in a more child friendly manner
  • Feel more comfortable facing child patients
Jeffrey Camm, DMD is a board-certified pediatric dentist who received his training at the Medical College of Virginia. He received his dental degree from New Jersey Dental School. Dr. Camm retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel, following a 20 year career that included being the Chairman of Pediatric Dentistry at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He is currently in private practice in Fircrest, Washington and is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Washington Dental School. He is a past delegate to the American Dental Association and has won the Gordon J. Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award.