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Treatment Modalities in Children with Young Teeth Affected by Molar Incisor Hypoplasia (MIH)
Thursday, October 08, 2020, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT
Category: Education

Zoom Meeting:  https://zoom.us/j/9802748698

Are you frustrated dealing with hypoplastic first permanent molars or permanent incisors with Turners Hypoplasia? The treatment of these teeth can be challenging due to the varying anatomy of the affected surfaces, the extreme hypersensitivity present at times and the difficulty to manage these teeth in the young patient. This condition usually manifests as a portion of missing or diminished enamel, generally affecting one or more permanent teeth in the oral cavity. The ideal restorative treatment modality for these hypoplastic teeth should aim to restore lost and weakened tooth structure, alleviating sensitivity, and maintaining occlusion. The course will explore a mixture of some common and not so common dental treatment options of these teeth including the use of glass-ionomer cements, direct and indirect restorations of composite resin, indirect precious and non-precious alloys, stainless steel crowns, fixed prosthodontics, microabrasion, resin infiltration and the timely extractions of severely affected teeth.

Course Objectives:

  • Present treatment modalities to help alleviate sensitivity of hypoplastic teeth
  • Explore a mixture of dental treatment options for young hypoplastic teeth
  • Discuss different dental materials used for restoring hypoplastic teeth
  • Discuss the option of timely extractions for severely hypoplastic affected young teeth
  • Present some options for bleaching, resin infiltration and abrasion techniques

 Guest Speaker:

Maritza Morell, DMD, MS, MPH- is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Public Health Dentist. Besides maintaining her pediatric dentistry private practices in Andover and Lawrence, Massachusetts, she is an active teacher, researcher, lecturer and advocate for children's dental access issues. Dr. Morell's areas of expertise are in hospital dentistry and the treatment of medically compromised patients with complicated behavior issues. Dr. Morell is a Senior Clinical Associate in Pediatric Dentistry at the Boston Children's Hospital and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine since 1999. She is the Past Director of Pre-Doctoral Pediatric Dentistry at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and has served on the Admissions Committee at Harvard University, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and the Boston Children's Hospital for twenty one years. Dr. Morell obtained her bachelors, masters and doctoral degree from Harvard University, Loyola University in New Orleans, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and University of PR Medical Sciences Campus. She is a Past President of the National Hispanic Dental Association 2013. Dr. Morell is part of the ADA  Committee for Diversity and Inclusion, ADA Success Speakers Program, ADA Foundation, HDA Foundation, ABPD Examiner, CODA Site Visitor and MDS District Trustee. Dr. Morell is a fellow of the American College of Dentistry and a Diplomate of the International College of Dentists.