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  1. 1. University of the Philippines College of Dentistry UP Dental Alumni Association invite you to a Scientific Seminar “Baby Root Canals: Why Should We Bother if They Fall Out Anyway?” Ma. Regina Estrella, DMD, MS Clinical Associate Professor Department of Orthodontics/ Pediatric Dentistry University of Michigan “Lab-Hate Relationship: Fostering Good Communication between the Dentist and the Laboratory” Arnon L. Rivera, DMD Founding President National Association of Dental Laboratories Inc. June 30, 2010 UP College of Dentistry Auditorium Pedro Gil cor Taft Ave. Mla. 1:00 — 5:00 PM
  2. 2. Ma. Regina (Ninna) Estrella, DMD, MS Clinical Associate Professor Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry Director, Pediatric Dentistry Service, Hospital Dentistry Clinic, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery UMHS University Hospital, Ann Arbor Michigan Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry DDM, UP College of Dentistry 2001 “Baby Root Canals:” Why should we bother if they’ll fall out anyway?!? The primary objective for pulp therapy is to maintain the integrity of teeth and supporting struc- tures. The indications, objectives and type of treatment are based on the pulp vitality, clinical assess- ment and diagnosis of the teeth. The evaluation and diagnosis involves reviewing the medical and dental history, chief complaint, subjective report of symptoms, extraoral/intraoral exam, radiographs and addi- tional tests (i.e palpation, percussion, mobility). Treatment should include consideration of the patient’s over-all health, growth and development, restorability and alternative treatment options. Treatment strategies in the primary dentition include indirect pulp treatment (IPT), direct pulp treatment , pulpo- tomy and pulpectomy. Treatment options in the immature permanent teeth include protective liner, IPT, partial pulpotomy, pulpectomy and apexification. Recent literature has also shown the possibility of pulp revascularization for young permanent dentition. An understanding of the dental materials/ medicaments used also contributes to a favorable prognosis. A demo will follow the lecture. Arnon L. Rivera, DMD Founding President, National Association of Dental Laboratories Inc. President, UP Dental Alumni Association DDM, UP College of Dentistry 1989 “Lab-Hate Relationship: Fostering Good Communication between the Dentist and the Technician” Most often, ill-fitting crowns and other problems with indirect restorations are blamed by the dentist on the laboratory and vice-versa. These problems stem from poor communication between the dentist and the laboratory. This brief lecture will focus on what the laboratory requires from the prescription, final impression and other records sent to them and what other information the dentist should communicate to the laboratory. This will hopefully result in better fitting and more acceptable restorations and mend the so-called “lab-hate relationship”. REGISTRATION DETAILS PhP 500.00 - On-Site Payment Accepted. For details and reservation, pls. contact: Dr. Michelle Sunico Segarra—0920-909-8426; 09228534246 Advisory: This seminar will push thru despite the scheduled inauguration of President-Elect Benigno Aquino III. Please avoid taking Roxas Blvd.