Innovations in the Prevention and Treatment
of Early Childhood Caries
Thursday, Oct. 23 through Friday, Oct. 24
Turf Valley Resort and Convention Center in Ellicott City, Md.
During this conference, presenters will discuss evidence-based reviews that assess the potential of current and emerging approaches that address early childhood caries (ECC) prevalence, treatment, and guidelines. Conference partners include the DentaQuest Foundation, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, and the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Eleven (11) CDE credit hour will be awarded to participants.
Thursday, Oct. 23
Morning Session, 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Norman Tinanoff, DDS, MS, director of the division of pediatric dentistry, University of Maryland School of Dentistry
Moderator: William Maas, DDS, MPH, MS, clinical professor, University of Maryland School of Dentistry
Session 1: The changes in prevalence and measurement of ECC
Bruce Dye, DDS, MPH, dental epidemiology officer, Centers for Disease Control, and Kuei-ling Hsu, assistant professor, University of Maryland School of Dentistry
Session 2: The clinical, environmental and behavioral factors that foster ECC
Margherita Fontana, DDS, PhD, associate professor, University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Session 3: Evidence of effectiveness of current therapies to treat ECC
Svante Twetman, professor of cariology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and Vineet Dhar, DDS, MS, PhD, associate professor, University of Maryland School of Dentistry
Lunch: 12 p.m. until 1 p.m.
Afternoon Session, 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Moderator: Joel Berg, DDS, MS, dean of the University of Washington School of Dentistry
Session 4: Methods to alter the microbiota associated with ECC
Yihong Li, DDS, MPH, DrPH, professor of basic science and craniofacial biology, New York University School of Dentistry, and Anne Tanner, BDS, PhD, senior member of staff, The Forsyth Institute; associate professor in oral medicine, infection and immunity, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Session 5: The IHS Early Childhood Caries Collaborative
Tim Ricks, DMD, MPH, area dental officer and co-chair of the Early Childhood Caries Collaborative, Indian Health Services
Session 6: Medical and dental evidence of effectiveness of motivational interviewing to alter health behaviors of mothers
Belinda Borrelli, PhD, professor of psychiatry and human behavior, Brown University, and Erin Tooley, PhD, postdoctoral fellow at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Session 7: Effectiveness of new technologies on altering health behaviors
Kimberly Hieftje, PhD, associate research scientist at Yale University School of Medicine
Reception: 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 24
Morning Session, 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
Moderator: Francisco Ramos Gomez, DDS, MS, MPH, director of the pediatric dentistry preceptorship program, UCLA School of Dentistry
Session 8: Medical and dental evidence of effectiveness of chronic disease management strategies for ECC
Man Wai Ng, DDS, MPH, chief of the Department of Dentistry at Children's Hospital of Boston, and Burt Edelstein, DDS, MPH, professor of dentistry and health policy and management at Columbia University
Session 9: Preventing ECC by integrating oral health into overal health care: the needs and evidence
Melinda Clark, MD, Albany Medical College and Joanna Douglass, DDS, associate professor at UConn Health Center
Session 10: The barriers and facilitators to transforming to primary and secondary approaches to prevent and treat ECC
Rob Compton, DDS, executive director of DentaQuest Institute
Session 11: What we know, what we learned, where we need to go
Raul Garcia, DMD, professor and chair, Department of Health Policy & Health Services Research, Boston University School of Dental Medicine
Conference adjourns at 12 p.m.
Registration fee: $175, if registered by Sept. 23, 2014
Register online: https://cf.umaryland.edu/checkout/ds/continuing-education/
International Attendees: please fill out this form and fax or mail it to the address indicated.
Hotel reservation information: see below
Reserve by Sept. 23 to receive the special room rate.
Turf Valley Resort and Convention Center
2700 Turf Valley Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21042