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About LCDS

Lane County Dental Society is a component society of the Oregon Dental Association and the American Dental Association. LCDS provides continuing dental education programs for our member dentists and their staff. Our CE programming provides our members access to the latest developments in dental science and technology through guest lectures and presentations. CE programs cover a range of topics from infection control and medical emergencies to cultural competency and record keeping. 

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Refreshing Your Pediatric Dental Knowledge and Skills with Dr. Greg Psaltis, DDS

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Speaker: Dr. Greg Psaltis, DDS

Dr. Greg Psaltis has been a pediatric dentist for 48 years. While most of his experience has been in private practice in Olympia, Washington, he served three years in the US Navy and in the past 15 years created and ran two volunteer clinics in Mexico. His varied career has included authoring several articles for professional journals, speaking at every major dental meeting in the United States as well as several international meetings that have taken him to Germany, Mexico, Australia, Russia, Canada and Kuwait.

He is the author of the recently published book, Into and Out of the Mouths of Babes, a memoir of his life and career. His engaging speaking style and sense of humor make learning both fun and interesting. Among his honors is the Gordon Christensen Speaker Recognition Award for excellence in dental education.

Attendance will be taken separately for both events. Attendees can attend one or both presentations.

Register for Refreshing Your Pediatric Dental Knowledge and Skills

So Little Room, So Much to See (The complete pediatric dental examination) 3 CEs

Every pediatric dental examination is like a new patient examination simply because of the dynamics of growth and development. Furthermore, there is much to see in the mouths of children other than caries and loose teeth. This program thoroughly covers all aspects of the pediatric dental examination including recognition of anomalies, growth and development, symmetry and balance of the dentition and other components that make examinations on children far from routine. Both clinical and radiographic photographs illustrate the areas of discussion.

But Aren’t They Just Baby Teeth? (Answers to common questions from parents) 3 CEs

You’ve heard these words and can’t help thinking, “Another ignorant parent.” They aren’t really ignorant— they’re working from old beliefs or genuine concerns for their children. The ability to answer common questions insures better understanding of the pediatric dental issues and creates more trust. This program covers questions routinely heard from parents of pediatric patients including a broad spectrum of topics, among them primary anterior trauma, stainless steelc rowns, local anesthesia, timing of initial examinations and more. Practitioners who treat children will benefit from this engaging course.

Course Objectives

Participants in “So Little Room So Much to See” will understand aspects of the pediatric dental examinations including:

* Recognition of anomalies
* Growth and development
* Symmetry and balance of dentition
Participants in “But Aren’t They Just Baby Teeth?” will be able to answer common questions asked from parents in a way they insures a better understanding of dental issues topics including:
* Anterior trauma
* Stainless steel crowns
* Local anesthesia
* Timing of initial examination