New Strategies for a New Era
Early childhood caries is the most common chronic childhood disease, more common than asthma or ear infections. Millions of school days and parents’ work days are lost worldwide every year due to poor oral health in children. Early assessment, ideally by age one, and early intervention are the best strategies for providing good oral health for young children. This approach will also set them on the path for good lifelong oral health as adults. Clinical studies have indicated that a variety of risk factors exist for pediatric caries. This presentation will discuss risk assessment and the newest concepts in managing those risk factors for caries prevention. Several strategies will be presented with an emphasis on those techniques and materials that are both effective and feasible. Management of incipient lesions will also be discussed with a focus on minimally invasive care.
Participants will learn:
- Understand the role of caries risk assessment
- Evaluate the evidence for caries risk management
- Apply caries management strategies in children
Dr. Amr Moursi DDS, PhDMore courses with Dr. Amr Moursi
Amr M. Moursi, D.D.S., Ph.D. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the New York University College of Dentistry and on the Medical Staff at the NYU Langone Medical Center and the Bellevue Hospital Center in New York.
Dr. Moursi currently serves as the Immediate Past-President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), Director of the AAPD Comprehensive Review Course and as AAPD Liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Moursi’s research focuses on early childhood oral health and has served as Principal Investigator on a number of federally-funded studies including an NIH-funded multi-center clinical trial evaluating caries arrest using Silver Diamine Fluoride in pre-school children. He is the author or co-author of over 100 published articles, book chapters and policy briefs, as well as Editor of the textbook Clinical Cases in Pediatric Dentistry (2nd Edition, Wiley).
Dr. Moursi is also Host of the Dental Health Show on Doctor Radio, SiriusXM satellite radio. Dr. Moursi has also led teams of NYU faculty and students to provide pediatric dental training, education and care to underserved areas around the world including Tanzania, Nicaragua, Grenada and Alaska. He also maintains a private practice in New York City.