Independent-Study/Web Course

Pediatric Dentistry:  A Fresh Take for the General Dentist and the Dental Team

This course qualifies the enrollee for 3.5 CE credit hours and the cost is $75.
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Course Description
The purpose of this course is to provide an update to the general dentist and the dental team related to the treatment of children in the general dental practice.  This update will look at contemporary approaches to primary pulp therapy.  We will discuss “medical management” of dental caries and what this concept means.  I will also provide some strategies and tips for managing difficult behavior.  This course is designed to be of interest to the practicing dentist as well as the entire dental team.

At the completion of the program, participants should be able to: 

  • Understand when indirect pulp capping is a good option in primary teeth with deep decay
  • Utilize medical management of caries to halt the progression of dental disease when traditional treatment is not possible
  • Feel comfortable managing difficult child behaviors and have strategies for extinguishing these behaviors
  • Understand when “monitoring” a carious lesion is a viable treatment option and when urgent referral to a specialist is indicated

Matthew GeneserMatthew K. Geneser, D.D.S., Clinical Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director, University of Iowa Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Geneser, an Iowa native, attended the University of Iowa for his undergraduate education as well as his dental school training, graduating from the College of Dentistry in 2006.  Upon graduation, he obtained his certificate in Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry from St. Joseph Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, in 2008.  From 2008 until 2011, Dr. Geneser worked in private practice and taught one day each week in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.  In the summer of 2011, he accepted a full-time position in the department and later that year became the Graduate Program Director.  Dr. Geneser is active in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, where he serves as the Public Policy Advocate for the State of Iowa.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, where he also serves as a consultant.


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