Practical Reviews in Pediatric Dentistry

Stay current on the latest advances in Pediatric Dentistry with our unbiased expert reviews from today's leading dental journals.

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Practical Reviews is just that—practical, expert reviews of the most relevant articles from leading dental journals in Pediatric Dentistry.

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Our expert dental faculty conduct a comprehensive review of hundreds of articles from current leading dental journals so you don't have to. Our knowledge leaders summarize the most relevant dental research for you to review at your convenience and add commentary with perspective for applying these findings in your own practice.

Connect to Practical Reviews in Pediatric Dentistry and get:

  • 16 articles summarized in each issue, each with an expert audio review
  • Online quizzes and instant pass/fail notification
  • Instant access to our database of Pediatric Dentistry journal reviews
  • 13 issues annually
  • Ability to earn up to 52 CDE credits

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Did You Know?

Chief Medical Editor Prentiss Taylor, MD, FACP, a Chicago-based internist, is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Occupational Medicine, and Public Health & General Preventive Medicine.

Articles in each issue of Practical Reviews are selected, vetted and summarized by expert panelists who are some of the leading practitioners and instructors in their fields.

The free Practical Reviews app provides easy search capabilities across 125,000+ articles to aid you in your research needs.

Coordinating Editor

Janice A. Townsend, DDS, MS

  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Chair and Associate Professor
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
  • School of Dentistry
  • Department of Pediatric Dentistry
  • New Orleans, LA

Editorial Advisory Board

Steven M. Adair, DDS, MS

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Professor Emeritus, Medical College of Georgia
  • President, Palmetto Dental Consulting, LLC
  • Hilton Head Island, SC

Matthew K. Geneser, DDS

  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Clinical Associate Professor / Grad Program Director
  • University of Iowa College of Dentistry
  • Department of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Iowa City, IA

Christel M. Haberland DDS, MS

  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Program Director, Pediatric Dentistry
  • Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
  • St Petersburg, FL

Clarice S. Law, DMD, MS

  • Diplomate – American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Associate Clinical Professor
  • UCLA School of Dentistry
  • Los Angeles, CA

Jonathon Everett Lee, DDS

  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics
  • Private Practitioner
  • Foster City, CA

Travis Nelson, DDS, MSD, MPH

  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • University of Washington
  • Department of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Seattle WA


Arthur J. Nowak, DMD, MA

  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Professor Emeritus, Pediatric Dentistry and Pediatrics
  • University of Iowa
  • Iowa City, IA

Elise Sarvas, DDS, MSD, MPH

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • University of Minnesota
  • Division of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Minneapolis, MN

S. Thikkurissy, DDS, MS

  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Professor and Director, Residency Program
  • Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
  • Cincinnati, OH

Elizabeth K. Velan, DMD, MSD

  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Pediatric Dentistry, University of WA
  • Pediatric Dentist, Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Seattle, WA

Martha H. Wells, DMD, MS

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Program Director, Pediatric Dentistry
  • The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Department of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Memphis, TN
  • Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
  • American Journal of Diseases of Children
  • American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Anesthesia Progress
  • Angle Orthodontist
  • Caries Research
  • Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal
  • Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
  • Clinical Preventive Dentistry
  • Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
  • Endodontics and Dental Traumatology
  • European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry
  • European Journal of Orthodontics
  • International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
  • Journal of the American Dental Association
  • Journal of Clinical Orthodontics
  • Journal of Dental Research
  • Journal of Dentistry for Children
  • Journal of Endodontics
  • Journal of Oral Surgery
  • Journal of Periodontology
  • Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
  • Journal of Public Health Dentistry
  • Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry (Journal of the AAPD)
  • Pediatrics (Journal of the AAP)
  • Special Care in Dentistry
  • Swedish Dental Journal


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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.


Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this activity for 4 continuing education credits per issue.

Each issue is released monthly (or more frequently) and the credit is valid for 24 months from the date of release. The exact release and expire dates will be listed on each issue.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours.

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this activity for 1 continuing education credit per four reviews

Estimated Time to Complete Each Review: 15 minutes

Learning Objectives

After completing this educational activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Recall the most current and clinically useful information available in the literature related to pediatric dentists.
  • Understand the latest basic scientific findings and the impact of these on clinical problems.
  • Evaluate where controversy exists, examine the evidence, and present advantages and disadvantages of the method in question.
  • Integrate non-conventional principles and practices with conventional ones — and learn how to select and use the best of all available approaches.
  • Explain the most clinically important information gleaned from the articles reviewed.

Intended Audience

Pediatric dentists and others interested in pediatric dentistry.


The opinions and recommendations expressed by the faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of the Oakstone Publishing, LLC, name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combinations of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings, and adverse effects, before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.


Oakstone Publishing, LLC, has assessed conflicts of interest with its faculty, authors, editors, and any individuals who were in a position to control the content of this CDE activity. Any identified relevant conflicts of interest were resolved for fair balance and scientific objectivity of studies used in this activity. Oakstone’s planners, medical reviewers, and editorial staff disclose no relevant commercial interests.

Christel M. Haberland, DDS, MS, reports: Independent Contractor – Alexion Pharmaceuticals

The following faculty report no relevant commercial interests: Steven M. Adair, DMD, MS, Matthew K. Geneser, DDS, Clarice S. Law, DMD, MS, Travis Nelson, DDS, MSD, MPH, Arthur J. Nowak, DMD, MA, Elise Sarvas, DDS, MSD, MPH, S. Thikkurissy, DDS, MS, Janice A. Townsend, DDS, MS, and Martha H. Wells, DMD, MS.

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