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Dental Specialties Unite to Discuss Traumatic Dental Injuries

Posted on July 30, 2012

Clinicians and scientists recognized throughout the international endodontic and pediatric dental communities will speak at a multidisciplinary joint symposium on traumatic dental injuries. The American Association of Endodontists and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry will hold their second joint symposium on traumatic injuries November 9-10 at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The meeting, Contemporary Management of Traumatic Injuries to the Permanent Dentition, is comprised of two full days of programming where attendees can earn 13 continuing education credits. Topics include treatment options and diagnosis of several traumatic injuries, as well as a panel discussion on treatment planning and collaboration between specialists. After attending the meeting, participants will have gained the knowledge to identify different types of traumatic injuries, understand the methods to prevent damage to permanent teeth, discuss diagnostic methods and outcomes of previously traumatized permanent teeth and much more.

“The AAE and AAPD have chosen to join forces in an effort to identify the best course to take while handling traumatic dental injuries,” said AAE President Dr. James C. Kulild. “Both associations encourage partnership in the dental community to offer patients the best care possible.”

“We are pleased to align with the AAE in presenting a program that showcases the best dental practices and emerging treatment concepts by deploying an evidence-based approach,” stated AAPD President Dr. Joel H. Berg. “Collaboration is key when providing a unique educational opportunity such as this one to our respective members, and we’re very excited about the invaluable knowledge that will be attained at the conclusion of this symposium.” 

Well-established endodontic and pediatric dentistry speakers include Drs. Leif K. Bakland, Kenneth M. Hargreaves, Dennis J. McTigue, Ove A. Peters and William F. Vann, Jr. Following the meeting, both associations will release special edition journals that will include speaker manuscripts and meeting proceedings, including relevant findings. To learn more about the meeting or to register, visit www.aae.org/traumameeting.  

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About the American Association of Endodontists

The American Association of Endodontists, headquartered in Chicago, Ill., represents more than 7,500 members worldwide. Endodontics is one of nine dental specialties formally recognized by the American Dental Association. The AAE, founded in 1943, is dedicated to excellence in the art and science of endodontics and to the highest standard of patient care. The Association inspires its members to pursue professional advancement and personal fulfillment through education, research, advocacy, leadership, communication and service. For more information about the AAE, visit the Association's website at www.aae.org.

About The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) is the recognized authority on children’s oral health. As advocates for children’s oral health, the AAPD promotes evidence-based policies and clinical guidelines; educates and informs policymakers, parents and guardians, and other health care professionals; fosters research; and provides continuing professional education for pediatric dentists and general dentists who treat children. Founded in 1947, the AAPD is a not-for-profit professional membership association representing the specialty of pediatric dentistry. Its 8,400 members provide primary care and comprehensive dental specialty treatments for infants, children, adolescents and individuals with special health care needs. For further information, please visit the AAPD website at www.aapd.org or the AAPD’s consumer website at www.mychildrensteeth.org.