Restorations For Primary Anterior Teeth
You will receive 1 credit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. The purchase price of this course is $49.00


This course describes procedures that will increase the number of restorations on anterior primary teeth. The additional services will improve production, referrals and parents will be happy.


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Understand the development and progression of Early Childhood Caries.
  2. Recognize how to use Glass Ionomers for Caries Control as well as Permanent Restorations.
  3. Determine when it is best to use Composite Resins.
  4. Understand how to cut a preparations and fabricate for strip crowns using composite resin.
  5. Identify the best way to prepare anterior teeth to receive Composite Faced Stainless Steel Crowns.
  6. Understand how to take impressions of young children and cement Pedo Partials.



Early Childhood Caries (ECC) begins on the smooth surfaces of teeth shortly after eruption particularly on the upper anterior teeth. This course provides several options to consider when addressing restorations for the Anterior Primary Teeth. These options include Composite Resins, ITR (Interim Therapeutic Restorations), ART (Alternative or atraumatic restorative techniques), Full Coverage (Composite Crowns and Composite Faced Stainless Steel Crowns), as well as Fixed Pediatric Partial Dentures (Pedo Partials) to replace teeth that have been extracted.

  1. Early Childhood Caries - Discussion
  2. Glass Ionomers – When to use
  3. Caries control
  4. Permanent Restorations
  5. Resin-Based Composites – What are the best conditions for use?
  6. Full Coverage – Review of x-rays and treatment planning
  7. Replacement for Extracted Teeth
  8. Pitfalls

  1. Tinanoff N, O’Sullivan DM. Early childhood caries: overview and recent findings. Pediatr Dent. 1997; 19:12-16.
  2. Waggoner WF. Restoring primary anterior teeth. Pediatr Dent. 2002; 24:511-516.
  3. NuSmile Pediatric Crowns- slides 56 – 66, clinical procedures video(slide 65-66)

Publication date: January 2013-January 2016

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