Conference for Pediatric Dentistry

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Conference for Pediatric Dentistry

April 22, 2023 | 8 CE hours

Conference Titles


  • Understand the etiology, diagnosis and differentiation of dentoalveolar injuries.
  • Understand the step-by-step evaluation of a patient presenting with dental trauma
  • Develop a comprehensive approach for the treatment of traumatically injured teeth and associated complications.
  • Understand and apply current management strategies for dentoalveolar injuries.
  • Review the biologic sequelae of dental traumatic injuries.
  • Evaluate basic treatment aims to minimize or anticipate the sequelae of these injuries.


  • Understand and apply the biological basis of orthodontic treatment
  • Recognize, diagnose, select, and manage the treatment of patients with moderate malocclusions
  • Perform a comprehensive clinical examination including radiographic and study cast evaluations.
  • Analyze the diagnostic records, provide a diagnosis and propose treatment plans.
  • Understand the etiology of malocclusions and preventive/interceptive treatment.
  • Understand the requirements for a normal functional occlusion and the orthodontic treatment objectives to obtain a functional occlusion
  • Understand and apply current concepts of space maintenance, space regaining, space management
  • Be proficient in the management of oral habits, correction of anterior and posterior crossbites,
    occlusion guidance

Speaker Biography

Dr. Antonio D. Cardenas DDS, MS

Professor Department of Pediatric Dentistry, UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry

Professor Emeritus CES University, Medellin, Colombia

Board Certification by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Member of AAPD 

Former President and current member of ALOP (Asociacion Latinoamericana de Odontologia Pediatrica) 

Founder member and former president of ACOP (Academia Colombiana de Odontologia Pediatrica).

Dr. Antonio D. Cardenas was born in Medellin, Colombia where he obtained his DDS Degree (1972) at Universidad de Antioquia. After this, he moved to Chicago to pursue a Master’s Degree in Pedodontics, as it was called at the time, (Pediatric Dentistry now) at the University of Illinois. After graduation, he was hired as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry where he was involved in teaching Pediatric Dentistry to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. 

In 1977 Dr. Cardenas returned to his native Colombia where he established a private practice and started teaching and Universidad CES. He taught undergraduate Pediatric Dentistry for five years, and after this time, he and other Pediatric Dentists who also had done postgraduate education at the University of Illinois established the first Postgraduate Program in Pediatric Dentistry in the country. This program is now in is 37 years and going strong. Dr. Cardenas was the program director for the first 15 years, after which, he became Director of Postgraduate Education and Professor at CES University. 

He was also instrumental in the Foundation of the Colombian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Latin American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, of which he was president. During his career in academia and in practice, Dr. Cardenas has lectured in several Latin American countries such as Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Panama, Mexico and his native Colombia. As part of his academic background, Dr. Cardenas has directed more than 50 postgraduate research projects and has written several textbooks, the first of them published in 1996, Fundamentals of Pediatric Dentistry, which is now in its fifth edition and is the most widely textbook used in dental schools in Colombia.  Also, he has coauthored three other textbooks in Dental Emergencies, Early Orthodontic Treatment and Dental Trauma. 

Presently, Dr. Cardenas is Professor Emeritus at Universidad CES and Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at UTH Houston School of Dentistry, where he is in charge of several courses in undergraduate and postgraduate education. His areas of interest are Dental Trauma and Preventive and Interceptive Orthodontics, or as he likes to call it, “Early Treatment? No, on time”