Pediatric Dentistry Symposium 2020

The School of Dental Medicine Pediatric Dentistry department hosted the 3rd Annual Pediatric Dentistry Symposium on Nov. 14, in partnership with the school’s Development and Alumni Relations team.

Given the health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, the symposium was held virtually—providing a unique opportunity to invite professionals from around the world to attend and participate. 

This special event brought together 500 attendees representing a variety of countries, including Colombia, Malaysia, Turkey, Chile, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Peru, Canada, Barbados, India, Taiwan, Australia, Jordan and South Africa, to name a few. 

“The most rewarding aspect of hosting this event virtually is that we are able to continue to connect with local dentists, our dental and medical alumni, and colleagues all around the world during this unprecedented time. This turns out to be a great platform for us to continue sharing our passion for pediatric dentistry among our colleagues.” 

—Ying An, visiting assistant professor for the Pediatric Dentistry Department

While the symposium was free of charge, we are grateful to those who donated to the Pediatric Residency Program. In total, the event raised $18,131 in support. 

If you would like to make a donation, please access the link below and select "Pediatric Dentistry" as the designation.

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Thank you to everyone who made this year's symposium possible.

Symposium Recap Videos

*Please note: CE credits were only available to those who registered and participated in the symposium on Nov. 14. Those credits are not awarded by watching the recap videos below. Please refrain from completing the CE credit surveys.

Welcome and Gerry Samson, DDS, ABO, FACD

Welcome remarks with Gerald Ferretti followed by Primary and Mixed Dentition: Openbites, Crossbite and Airway with Gerry Samson. 

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Jed M. Best, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD

Glass Ionomers, an Alternative to Aerosol Production session with Jed Best.

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Juan F. Yepes, DDS, MD, MPH, MS, DrPH

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children: The Dentist's Role with Juan Yepes. 

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Ann M. Witt, MD, FABM, IBCLC and Q&A Session

Breastfeeding and Oral Frenulum: Assessment, Treatment and Collaboration with Ann Witt, followed by closing remarks and Q&A session.

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