Dental CE Credits:

4 Credits

Course Details:

This lecture will cover the most important issues that clinicians and their staff may encounter when interacting with pediatric patients and their families.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identifying and managing age related differences in behavior
  • Basic principles of behavior guidance:
    • Identifying what the "true" problem is
    • How to control the situation (conversation, behavior)
  • Managing the physical environment:
    • What we see and what our patients see
    • Being a "detective" - interpreting body language
  • What to do when kids cry
  • Influence of the parent/caregiver
  • Equipment considerations and suggestions for simple and inexpensive modifications of the physical plant
  • Restorative considerations unique to pediatric patients:
    • tooth preparation
    • specific restorative materials
    • endodontic considerations and options (pulpotomy, pulpectomy)
    • non-invasive techniques
  • Anxiety
    • How does it affect behavior?
    • Considerations for managing anxiety in different situations
  • Specific management techniques:
    • Tell, Show, Do
    • Voice Control
    • Distraction
    • Non-traditional techniques (hypnosis, animal assisted therapy)
    • Positioning techniques and aides
  • Dealing with "special needs patients"
    • Physically challenged - wheel chair accessibility, Visually Challenged, Hearing Challenged
    • Psychologically challenged - Autism, Sensory
  • Identifying and treating common pathology:
    • Orthodontic considerations - missing teeth, extra teeth, delayed eruption, ectopic eruption, cross bites, open bites, habits
    • Common malformations - physical and dental
    • Periodontal considerations
    • Eating disorders
    • Trauma
    • Identification, management, prevention
  • When pharmacological behavioral guidance techniques are needed:
    • What are your management options? (inhaled, oral, intravenous, general anesthesia)
    • Precautions and considerations

CERP Standardization
Release Date: 04/2021
Expiration Date: 04/2024

Dental CE Credits:

3 Credits


Dr. Maedot Semo

Garnet Valley, PA

"This course was informative, concise and relevant to every-day practice. Dr. Pitel was able to present the material in an easily understandable format. The course also covered data and studies on more recent developments in zirconia materials. Very thorough and excellent instruction."

Dr. David Baskas

New Rochelle, NY

"Excellent. A lot of specific useful information. Dr. Pitel explained everything very well. This is very convenient and as good as taking the lecture in person."

Dr. Arnulfo Herrera

McLean, VA

"Great materials to stay up to date with restorative techniques and materials."

About the Instructor

Doron Kochman
Dr. Doron Kochman is a board certified pediatric dentist in full time private practice in Pittsford New York, at Pittsford Pediatric Dentistry, ( He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and the Eastman Institute for Oral Health in Rochester NY where he teaches pediatric dentistry to both post-graduate pediatric dental residents, and to general practice dental residents. Dr. Kochman is a member of numerous professional organizations and has published articles and lectured nationally on various subjects related to pediatric dentistry.

Course curriculum

4 Hour Pre-recorded Lecture

  • 1


    • Welcome to the Online Course with Dr. Doron Kochman DDS, FAAPD, ABPD

  • 2

    Video Presentation 1

    • Part 1

  • 3

    Video Presentation 2

    • Part 2

  • 4


    • Must Read Before Taking Quiz

    • Quiz (for CE Accreditation)

  • 5

    Course Evaluation

    • Course Evaluation for CE

  • 6


    • Congratulations!