Pediatric Dentistry Today: An Update for the General Dentist

Course Title: Pediatric Dentistry Today: An Update for the Entire Dental Team

Dates: Thursday, July 24 and Friday, July 25, 2014

Time: 8 a.m. -12 p.m./each day

Location: Wilderness at the Smokies Resort
1424 Old Knoxville Highway
Sevierville, TN 37876
Call (865) 428-0279 to make room reservations. A special rate of $179/night is available for Wed. July 23-Sat. July 26. Rooms are first-come; first served & based on availability. Hotel Reservation Deadline: June 23, 2014

CE Credit: 8 hours


Early Bird Rate: (before June 23, 2014) Dentist-$135. Auxiliary-$110
Standard Rate (after June 23, 2014): Dentist- $160. Auxiliary- $135
Tuition includes a morning continental breakfast. All tuition and fees are due in full at the time of registration. Class space is limited; course 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 Presenters:

Dr. Martha Wells & Dr. Jennifer Lou

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Course Description:

This two, half-day course is designed for general dentists and the dental team who desire up-to-date and practical information to assist them in treating children and adolescents.  The course is taught by two young, engaging pediatric dentists and will be a fast-paced and exciting presentation of the different techniques available today in pediatric dentistry.  An array of topics, based on the most contemporary science available, will be presented:

  • Newest thoughts in Preventive Dentistry
  • Restorative Materials
  • Pain Management
  • Pulp Therapy
  • Trauma Management

This course is a “must” for practitioners who see pediatric patients.

Speaker Bios:

Dr. Martha Wells is an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health. She is a graduate of Georgia Regents 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.  She practiced in Powell and Zanesville, Ohio before becoming faculty for UTHSC.
Dr. Wells teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs at UTHSC. She is course director for several graduate pediatric dental courses and serves as research mentor for residents investigating dental materials. She received the Clinical Science Faculty Enrichment award in 2012 and the Dean’s service award in 2011. Dr. Wells is a peer reviewer for MedEdPORTAL publications and is on the Board of Editors for the Journal of Dentistry for Children. She serves on the Qualifying Examination Committee and the Oral Examination Committee for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is President of the Psi Chapter of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon honor society and serves on several advisory committees for the College of Dentistry.  She holds privileges at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN and at Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis, AR.

Dr. Jennifer Lou grew up in southern California and graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCLA with a degree in Psychobiology and a minor in Linguistics. After she graduated from college, Dr. Lou moved to North Carolina and spent a year in AmeriCorps, a domestic version of the PeaceCorps. She received her DDS degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she graduated with honors. After dental school Dr. Lou completed two residency programs. Her first residency was in general practice dentistry, where she spent the majority of her time caring for medically complex patients. She then moved to Cincinnati to complete a residency program in pediatric dentistry. After graduating from the program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Lou was an associate dentist in private practice and also worked as faculty for Cincinnati Children’s. She met her future husband while training in Cincinnati and moved with him to Virginia in 2012. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

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 8 Hours of continuing education credits.