2021 Speaker Series

Friday, January 22, 2021

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Maryland AGD Virtual Academy

Clinical Techniques in Pediatric Dentistry:

Know When to Hold 'Em & Know When to Fold 'Em

7L CE Credits - AGD 430 Pediatric Dentistry


Jane A. Soxman, DDS

Course Description:

Participants will learn minimally invasive and non-invasive treatment for pediatric patients including interim therapeutic restoration, silver diamine fluoride, and Hall technique.  Indirect pulp therapy for deep caries in young permanent molars and pulp therapy for primary molars are discussed with treatment recommendations. Full coverage stainless steel crowns for primary molars, extraction of primary dentition and local anesthesia techniques are also presented. Included in this program is a review of the dental literature along with evidence-based methods to decrease chair time and heighten confidence when treating your pediatric patients.

The transformation of the pediatric patient’s dentition and oral structures through the primary, mixed and early permanent dentition may result in various problematic presentations. Identification and timely intervention will assure not only the child’s developmental well-being but may also minimize future treatment costs. This course looks at findings during the clinical examination including anomalies, pathology and various soft tissue presentations. Upper airway obstruction, specific treatment recommendations for eruption disturbances, and space maintainers complete this program. You will derive enhanced diagnostic and treatment skills for your youngest patients.

Course Objectives:

Participants in this course will gain knowledge in the following areas:


  1. Discuss the latest trends in non-invasive & minimally invasive treatment

  2. Identify and describe current treatment for management of deep caries in young permanent molars

  3. Describe vital pulp therapy in primary molars with appropriate indications and medicaments and stainless steel crowns for primary molars

  4. Insure optimal clinical skills for administering local anesthesia and performing extractions for the pediatric patient

  5. Identification and management of pathology and anomalies in the developing dentition

  6. Identification and management of ectopic eruption of maxillary first permanent molars and canines

  7. Identification and management of upper airway obstruction

  8. Learn appropriate use of space maintainer

About the Speaker:

Dr.  Jane Soxman began her career in healthcare as an intensive and coronary care nurse.  She attended the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, where she taught after her graduation. Specialty training was completed at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a Fellow in both the American College of Dentists and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists, manuscript reviewer and on the Advisory Board for the journal, General Dentistry.  She is a seminar instructor for general practice residencies at Allegheny General Hospital and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. 


Dr. Soxman has authored many articles, is the editor of the Handbook of Clinical Techniques in Pediatric Dentistry and lead author for Anomalies of the Developing Dentition. The second edition of the Handbook of Clinical Techniques in Pediatric Dentistry is due to be published in 2021. Her conversational style of speaking incorporates a review of the dental literature with evidence-based recommendations and thirty-seven years of practice experience, earning her national recognition as a leader in continuing education. She maintains a private practice in pediatric dentistry in Allison Park, Pennsylvania.