Is G.V. Black Obsolete? Getting maximum results out of minimal treatment

About The Presenter

Dr. Wells is an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a graduate of the Georgia Health Sciences University College of Dental Medicine (formerly the Medical College of Georgia) and completed her pediatric specialty training and Master of Science degree at The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Wells is a peer reviewer and was named to the Board of Editors for the Journal of Dentistry for Children. She completed her board certification and is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She currently holds privileges at both Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis and at Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis, Arkansas. She serves on several committees for the College of Dentistry, and she was awarded the Dean’s Service Award in 2011 and the College of Dentistry Clinical Sciences Faculty Enrichment Award in 2012.

May 11, 2012
8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: This course will be conducted in Memphis, TN on the UTHSC campus in the Humphreys General Education Building, at the corner of Madison and Dunlap. Parking is available in the parking garage located at 869 Madison Avenue, next to the building. Parking is $5.

  • CE credit: 4 hours
  • Tuition: $99
    All tuition and fees are due in full at the time of registration. Class space is limited; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration less than 10 business days prior to the course is subject to available space and a $25 late registration fee.
  • Course Presenter: Dr. Martha Wells
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SPECIAL OFFER! Book this session with the afternoon session: Creating a Culture of Safety in Dental Care Through Teamwork, Communication Skills and Standardized Safety Tools from 1pm-5pm for $150 with lunch included!

Course Description

This course will review 3 areas of conservative caries management: prevention, the preventive resin restoration (PRR), and indirect pulp therapy (IPT).


  • What can we really do to help our patients take charge of their caries control?
  • What are the latest updates on fluoride and sealants?

The PRR:

  • In the era of composite as king, where does the PRR fit in and what is the billing code D1352 really for?


  • It has been strongly recommended for both the primary and permanent dentition, especially in European countries. Does it really work?
  • What are the pros and cons of doing it in one vs. two visits?

Have these questions and many others answered in a contemporary course on conservative caries management. Understand what new studies reveal and how our concepts of caries management are changing.

The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The University of Tennessee designates this activity for 4 hours continuing education credits.