Presenters: Beau D. Meyer, D.D.S., M.P.H. and J. Timothy Wright, D.D.S., M.S.
Duration: 60 minutes
Children affected by ectodermal dysplasias face a range of dental issues that require treatment. Learn about optimal dental goals by age, preventing caries/cavities, hypodontia (missing teeth), enamel defects, and impact on jawbone. Discover the different ways to replace missing teeth and ways to help your child through the denture process. When should you start your child with dentures? How often will they need replacing? Should you bond their misshapen teeth? Should teeth ever be extracted? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this interactive webinar.
About the Experts
Dr. Beau Meyer is a pediatric dentist at The Ohio State University and a member of the NFED Scientific Advisory Council. Previously, he was a Research Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. He was involved in a variety of clinical, educational, and research activities related to early childhood caries, understanding oral health disparities, and policy-related research. He worked closely with the North Carolina Medicaid via the Department of Medical Assistance, Dental Division, as well as committees and councils of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He completed his dental degree at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry before completing his residency in pediatric dentistry and master of public health degree in health policy and management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Tim Wright is the James Bawden Distinguished Professor at the School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he previously served as chair of the department of pediatric dentistry, interim chair of the department of endodontics, and director of strategic initiatives. Dr. Wright has held offices of national distinction, having served as vice president and then president of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR). He’s received numerous research awards for his work, including the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias’ Kenneth S. Brown Research Award. He has extensively studied a variety of conditions that affect the teeth and craniofacial structures including hereditary conditions such as ectodermal dysplasia, epidermolysis bullosa, ameliogenesis imperfecta and the tricho-dento-osseous syndrome. He has published more than 110 publication and 120 abstracts and made more than 150 international, national, and local scientific presentations. He joined the NFED Scientific Advisory Council in 2006.
Registration has closed for this event.
Please Note: This webinar will be recorded. If you cannot attend the webinar live, you must still register for the webinar to be sent a link to the recording after the webinar is over. Recordings will be available for seven days following the day of the webinar.
Disclaimer: This webinar is not intended as a substitute for medical or dental advice. Only a healthcare provider with a full medical history may determine the proper treatment options. Opinions shared do not necessarily reflect those of the NFED. Topics, speakers and date are subject to change.