Instructor: Daniel T. Kerrigan, DMD
Dr. Daniel Kerrigan is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. He earned his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where he graduated with honors in Clinical Dentistry and received the Dr. Earle Banks Hoyt Award of Excellence in teaching. After dental school, he completed specialty training in Prosthodontics at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. While at Montefiore, he received the Leo M. Davidoff Society Award for outstanding achievement in the teaching of medical students. He is a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists and an Associate Fellow of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics. He currently serves as the secretary for NGS Academy of Multidisciplinary Dentistry. Dr. Kerrigan maintains a private practice with Dr. Vincent Celenza in New York City.
Synopsis: Traditionally, restoration of teeth in young patients is thought to be interim and minimally invasive in order to ensure "definitive" restorations can be completed when adulthood is reached. Just as improvements in dental materials for our adult patients has evolved, our treatment approach and treatment ideology to handling difficulties concerning our young patients has evolved as well.
Important questions arise: What changes or modifications must we be aware of in these young patients who are still in growth and development stages to get the greatest longevity out of the solutions we are providing? Can we consider utilizing "permanent" materials in young dental patients?
1. To demonstrate with clinical cases how the use of modern day restorative materials have application in pediatric patients
2. To provide criteria for the use of implant placement in children and adolescents
3. To provide criteria for the use of porcelain veneers in young patients