SPDDS Spring CE Panel


Join us on Thursday, March 21, for this outstanding CE panel spotlighting pediatric dentistry. Earn two hours of CE!

Date & Time

Thursday, March 21, 2024
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


CHS Field
Securian Financial Club

Schedule, Topics, & Speakers

5:30 p.m.
Social Hour (Heavy hors-d’oeuvres, cash bar)

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
CE Panel

Each panelist will have 30 minutes to present. After their presentations there will be a 30-minute Q&A period, for questions on their specific topics, as well as on pediatric dentistry in general.

Dr. Julie Haman – Pediatric Airway Assessment

Dr. Julie Haman is a pediatric dentist practicing at St. Paul Pediatric Dentistry.  She loves the challenges and rewards that come from treating children of all ages and all cooperation levels.  For the past 10 years, she has been focused on the treatment of compromised airways, tethered oral tissues, and sleep disordered breathing. Dr. Haman attended Creighton University School of Dentistry and completed her pediatric dental residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a diplomate of the Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Xu Han – Vital Pulp Therapy

Dr. Xu Han attended dental school at the University of Minnesota, followed by a pediatric dental residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University. In addition to practicing with The Dental Specialists, Dr. Han is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota dental school and has been involved in organized dentistry, most recently serving as the president of the Minnesota Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Vital pulp therapy has traditionally been viewed as a form of treatment for immature permanent teeth. Given advancements in material, technique and research, there is a renewed interest in the preservation of vital pulp tissue for other scenarios. In this discussion, we will review practical treatment modalities for permanent teeth in children. A case-based approach will be used to discuss recommended guidelines, while incorporating considerations for behavior and eruption sequence.

Dr. Meghan Mester – Molar Substitution

Born and raised in Minnesota, Dr. Meghan Mester is a pediatric dentist at The Dental Specialists in Rosemount and Shakopee. She completed her dental education at the University of Minnesota and further honed her expertise in pediatric dentistry through residency at the same institution.

The treatment of severe caries in young permanent molars presents significant challenges, encompassing difficulties in restoration, concerns about the longevity and prognosis of the affected tooth, and the need for patient cooperation. In this presentation, we will delve into the intricacies of hypoplasia and hypomineralization processes, compare various treatment options for managing severe caries in young permanent molars, and discuss scenarios where molar substitution becomes an appropriate consideration.