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Paediatric Dentistry for Non-Specialists

Learn how to effectively treat children’s dental issues and emergencies

3,741 enrolled on this course

Paediatric Dentistry for Non-Specialists

Gain practical knowledge on how to provide high-quality paediatric dentistry

This course aims to provide you with the practical advice and guidance you need to treat children’s dental issues and emergencies, achieving excellent results.

Apart from various treatment options, you’ll also learn more about the prevention of dental problems, how to manage children’s behaviour during dentist visits, and how to deal with children presenting with dental trauma as an emergency.

Explore practical techniques you can apply in your paediatric dental practice

As part of this paediatric dentistry course, you’ll get a deeper understanding of the management and prevention of caries in children. You’ll learn how to assess children presenting with dental trauma and what the critical emergency treatment options are.

You’ll get to develop your behaviour management skills as well as how to successfully deliver local anaesthetic injections in children. This course will highlight the importance of treatment planning and the key things to consider when managing children.

Learn from the leading global provider for postgraduate dental education

During this course, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from dental care experts with strong clinical and teaching expertise. Their experience has provided them with significant insights into some of the most common children’s dentistry problems.

What topics will you cover?

  • Prevention and management of caries
  • Dealing with a dental trauma emergency
  • Managing behaviour and giving local anaesthetic
  • Treatment planning for children

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Apply evidence based prevention and management of caries
  • Perform assessment and emergency management of a child presenting with trauma
  • Develop behaviour management and local anaesthetic techniques
  • Improve treatment planning for children

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for non-specialist dentists as well as dental care professionals treating children.

Who will you learn with?

Paediatric Dentist working at the UCL Eastman

Senior Lecturer / Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry

Who developed the course?

UCL (University College London)

UCL was founded in 1826. It was the first English university established after Oxford and Cambridge, and the first to open up university education to those previously excluded from it.

UCL Eastman Dental Institute

The UCL Eastman Dental institute is world-leading, academic centre for postgraduate dentistry and translational research, based in London. Its clinically-intensive programmes are led by international specialists and is also a world-class, research centre offering a range of doctorates. The UCL Eastman Dental Institute is continually improving systemic and oral health through the innovative development of novel treatments, therapies, diagnostics and smart materials.

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  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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