8 Things That Will Change the Way You Practice Pediatric Dentistry
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WSDA Academy

Created by new dentists, for new dentists, the WSDA Academy offers free continuing education classes for WSDA member dentists 0-10 years out of dental school or their graduate/specialty program. 
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Available Courses

8 Things That Will Change the Way You Practice Pediatric Dentistry

  • Tue, Apr 16, 2019 | 6:00 PM - Tue, Apr 16, 2019 | 9:00 PM
  • Address: 126 NW Canal St #300, Seattle, WA

Speaker: Dr.​ ​Travis Nelson
Cost: FREE for members 0-10 years out of dental school

Complimentary ​dinner provided. 

Course Info

This course is broken up into 8 short sections that offer practical contemporary solutions to common problems in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Nelson will cover:

  • Practical approaches to caries risk reduction
  • Using dental photography to improve your clinical outcomes
  • Behavior modification for patients with special needs
  • Case selection for better, safer pharmacological care 
  • Intranasal drug delivery in pediatric dentistry
  • Silver Diamine fluoride
  • Chairside space maintainers
  • Zirconia crowns for primary teeth

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At the completion of this presentation, you will be able to: 

  • Learn simple and practical ways to up your game through use of dental photography 
  • Discover how behavior modification can be used to introduce new procedures to children with special needs and those with dental fear
  • Review strategies for reducing caries risk and arresting caries in pediatric patients
  • Improve delivery of restorative care through use of chairside space maintainers and pediatric zirconia crowns

Speaker Bio

Dr. Travis Nelson is a Clinical Associate Professor in the UW Department of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Nelson received his DDS from Loma Linda University, subsequently completed a residency in Pediatric Dentistry and a MPH degree at the University of Washington, and is a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He has authored a number of book chapters and academic articles and speaks widely on a variety of topics.

2019 Academy Schedule

See below for​ the current 2019 WSDA Academy ​schedule. Check back for new course announcements!

Date  Speaker Topic 
2/27/19 Sam Martin, MBAtax, CFP, CPA Finance
3/6/19 Dr. Dolphine Oda Oral Pathology
3/19/19 Dr. Michael Johnson ​Prosthodontics
4/2/19 Dr. Bradley Weinstein TBD 
4/16/19 Dr. Travis Nelson Pediatric Dentistry
5/18/19 Dr. Kevin Suzuki Periodontics
6/21/19 Dr. Natasha Flake Endodontics
8/6/19 Dr. Richard Carlile Dental Materials
9/17/19 Dr. John Petrini Prosthodontics
10/15/19 Dr. Rebecca Bockow Orthodontics

The Academy is focused on developing scholars who are distinctly prepared to succeed in every aspect of their professional lives by creating a community of young dentists committed to continued learning and the Academy ideals, "aliqua, virtus, amicitia" (education, excellence, friendship).

C​ourses are usually limited to 33 attendees, with some courses accommodating more.

Programming for the WSDA Academy is developed by the WSDA New Dentist Think Tank.
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