Xylitol – The Sweet Truth

Dr Janet Gritzman BA, BDS(Wits), P.D.D.(PTA)Dip Odont Endo(PTA), Dipl.Dent (Conscious Sedation & Pain Control)(UWC) Most children have a sweet tooth. They prefer to eat sweets rather than any other healthy alternative. While artificial sweeteners are sometimes recommended to help keep kids away from sugar, not every…

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Dental Hypnosis and Children

Dr Tony Widmonte BDS(Wits) Hypnosis in dentistry is not widely used today but in the hands of a trained and experienced Dentist or Hypnotherapist its advantages can be quite profound. Children usually make excellent hypnotic subjects. They have such wonderful imaginations that you can easily…

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Pediatric Sedation

Prof. James Roelofse (Head: Anaesthesiology and Sedation – University of the Western Cape Visiting Professor in Anaesthesiology – University College London, London, UK ) There are few areas in anaesthesia and sedation as controversial as the pharmacologic management of anxious/uncooperative children outside of the operating room.…

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