Basic Principles for Approaching Trauma in Primary and Permanent Dentitions

Friday, July 30, 2021



Dental trauma is a significant public health problem, from preschoolers to adolescents. Diagnosis and treatment are the most important factors for improving the outcome in every case. Suggested guidelines and established protocols help patients keep their teeth longer after trauma. These procedures will help preserve the bone structures that guide proper facial growth in children and adolescents. This course will describe the prevalence, diagnosis and treatment options for dental trauma in this population. 



Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Devine the skills necessary to diagnose, manage and properly refer (when needed) patients who have suffered dental trauma
  • Identify the different types of trauma in primary and permanent teeth
  • Describe the treatment options available for trauma injuries in primary and permanent teeth
  • Recognize the need for further treatment and learn how to refer to the specialist
  • Identify the appropriate splint placement and type of splint needed for trauma cases
  • Fabricate mouth guards according to each case
  • Produce educational material to instruct teachers, coaches and school nurses in trauma management
  • Summarize the the 2020 Guidelines for Evaluation and Management of Traumatic Dental Injuries from the International Academy of Dental Traumatology.  


Participants will need to bring the following for the hands-on session:
    -  Protective eye wear

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Limited Space Available!

As a courtesy, please register for all courses at least two weeks in advance. For your convenience however, you may register up to 72 hour prior to the day of the course with no additional charge.

Note: an additional non-refundable fee of $35 per person, per course will be assessed to any registrations received 72 hours or less prior to the start of the course, including any walk-in registrations.

Tuition | Course Fee

$385 - Dentist or Allied Dental Personnel
$295 - Dentist |
UTHealth-Houston New Alumni (2018-2020) Graduates | Limited Space

When course is FULL - NO Walk-ins will be accepted.

Course fee is due at time of registration.

We aim to accommodate walk-in registrations for all programs; although lecture room and hands-on training space is limited. Pre-registration is suggested to guarantee your space.

About Our Speakers


Gisela V. Bona, DDS, MS is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston. She completed her pediatric dental training, as well as her master's degree, at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She earned a pediatric dentistry certificates from the Universidad de Chile and a DDS from Universidad Autonoma de Honduras. Aside from teaching the specialty to dental students and residents, Dr. Bona sees pediatric patients in faculty practice at UTHealth Pediatric Dentistry, the School of Dentistry's pediatric dental clinic located inside the Houston Medical Center Plaza. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the International Association for Dental Traumatology and the Houston Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. As a member of UTHealth's Cleft and Craniofacial Team, she is involved with presurgical molding of infants with cleft lip and palate. Her main interest is the prevention of dental trauma in children



Rebeca Weisleder, DDS, MEd, is the chair and clinical associate professor in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. She earned a DDS from the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico City and earned a masters in education from the University of Houston. She later received a certificate in endodontics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Weisleder is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. She has been involved in academia since 1990 and has delivered numerous presentations both nationally and internationally. She is a member of the American Association of Endodontics and the American Dental Education Association. Her research on endodontic diagnosis and treatment of young permanent teeth has been published in leading dental journals..


Credit Hours

076 Traumatic Injuries & Emergencies (Endodontics) - Hands-on: Hours - 3
438 Trauma in Primary/Young Teeth - Hands-on : Hours - 3


In-person Schedule


Registration | 8:00 AM (CST)

Introduction | 8:20 AM (CST)

Presentation | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (CST)

Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch

All campus visitors are required to complete a health questionnaire, temperature check and follow as masking and social distance guidelines. Complete the health questionnaire on your phone, upon entering the building (or complete in your vehicle, save the GREEN check to show at entrance). Shortlink:


UTHealth School of Dentistry - Garza Classroom
7500 Cambridge Street
4th Floor Room 4340
Houston, TX 77054
(University doors open at 7:30 AM)

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UTHealth School of Dentistry

PACE Center, Continuing Dental Education
7500 Cambridge Street, Suite 6152
Houston, TX 77054
Ph: 713-486-4028

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