Defective development of tooth enamel or dentin is a significant dental problem for children and adolescents in various respects, and dentists and other oral health workers find managing these problems challenging and stressful. While a considerable amount of relevant research is currently being undertaken, much further investigation is needed.
This presentation discusses the known causes of defective dental enamel and explains why it is so difficult to restore. Most importantly, it presents the signs and symptoms that allow accurate diagnosis and documents the best contemporary management. The full range of
enamel defects is considered, including defects in primary teeth and permanent teeth, associated syndromes, molar incisor hypomineralization, and genetic defects. The clinical management will be well illustrated, providing clear guidelines for each procedure. In
addition, avenues for future research will be identified, with explanation of their rationale.
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Learning objectives (at least 3 points):
- Understand the etiology and different classifications of enamel dental defects
- Understand the different signs and symptoms associated with each defect
- Understand different management modalities for enamel defects
Meet the speaker:
Dr. Al Salami is currently an Assistant Professor and Consultant in Pediatric Dentistry at Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine, MBRU. He is also a member of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK and Ireland. Dr. Al Salami is currently obtaining his PhD degree from Queen’s University Belfast. He is in the academia and research since he obtained his D.D.S. degree and he has published several articles in scientific journals of international repute. He published his first book of “Oral Health of Children of Incarcerated Mothers at UAE Jail Nurseries” in 2017. Dr. Al Salami is a clinical supervisor at Dubai Dental Hospital since 2018. He is also involved as a volunteer pediatric dentist in the UAE Red Crescent Medical Center since 2015