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October 27, 2020 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Forsyth Institute

Course Synopsis

  • Molar Hypomineralisation (MH) is a disturbingly common developmental dental defect (DDD, or D3) that affects the primary and permanent dentitions of 1-in-5 children worldwide.
  • Severe forms of MH may cause significant distress to children (e.g. toothache, decay or “ugly teeth”) and reduce their quality of life. Parents may also be upset, leading them to search for answers about causes of this condition and the best treatment for their child.

Deciding on the management of hypomineralized teeth may involve a difficult choice between options that carry a high burden of care for the child. Such choices commonly range from placing sealants to restoring affected teeth, to extractions followed by “driftodontics,” to full-on orthodontics. Sometimes extraction of hypomineralized molars, and even perfectly healthy opposing teeth, might be the “plan with the least overall burden.”

Find out all you need to know from people who see, treat and research enamel hypomineralization every day:

  • Learn how short- and long-term treatment planning can save years of continual dental treatment.
  • Hear how research could lead to public health opportunities you never knew existed.
  • See the latest information for patients about causes, management and prevention.

This course will be

  • Interactive, interdisciplinary, and involve pediatric and orthodontic specialists
  • An update on latest MH research relating to clinical management, the public health and social impacts of MH, and future prevention of this costly condition.

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