Pain Management in Paediatric Dentistry

Pain Management in Paediatric Dentistry

Course Overview

Pain Assessment and Management in Paediatric Dentistry provides effective pain assessments and management strategies for dental professionals when dealing with children in pain.

Pain is highly complex, dynamic and subjective experience, and consequently not directly accessible by others. It could be difficult when assessing pain of young children who may have limited verbal abilities to describe or report their pain. Although while growing up children usually learn effective methods to prevent and to cope with everyday pain, untreated pain may have significant lifelong physiological and psychological consequences.

Paediatric dentist or not, you need to follow some basic steps when you are the dentist attending a child in pain. Effective dental pain assessments and management are crucial when dealing with children. Only does controlled pain improve the child’s comfort and reduce stress, it also improves other areas of their general health, including their psychological and physical function. It also secures success for the dentist by providing a pleasant dental visit to the child.

This course has five modules:

  • Dental pain in children
  • Pain perception - infant to adolescent
  • Pain assessment and measurement in children
  • Diagnosing pain in children
  • Managing pain in children

Important information:

  • A link to the course will be sent within 3 business days of registering
  • This course is self-paced and must be completed within 6 months of registration
  • Once your CPD Certificate becomes available, you will be advised on how to access in your online portal

Have questions? Contact the Events Team and we can help you on 07 3252 9866 or [email protected]

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Understand how to implement efficient and cost-effective pain management strategies for children within the dentist’s own practice workflow
  2. Understand pain management strategies and its limits with respect to treating young children
  3. Differentiate between pain perception and dental implication according to the age of the child
  4. Use course reference materials and specialist information to identify effective referral pathways and options to ensure continuity of child patient in pain

Presenter/s Biography

Dr Sobia Zafar

BDSc, MSc, DClinDent (Paediatric Dentistry), PhD, FICD 

Dr Sobia Zafar is a specialist paediatric dentist and a Discipline Lead in Paediatric Dentistry at The University of Queensland, Brisbane. She has presented invited courses and lectures on paediatric dentistry across Australia and internationally. She has multiple publications, comprising of full papers, a book chapter and published abstracts, in both national and international peer-review journals. She is the recipient of several scholarships and awards; including University of Otago Doctoral scholarship, Colgate senior category IADR ANZ division award (2012), best student presenter prize at the Faculty of Dentistry annual research day of University of Otago (2012, 2015), winner IADR NZ division Travel Award (2015). Dr Zafar holds the memberships of the ANZSPD, IADR, AAPD, IADT, and EAPD, and is a reviewer for several dental journals.

Course Pricing

ADA Member/ADAQ Member Clinical Staff* $440
1st and 2nd Year Graduate ADA Member $330
Non-Member/Non-Member Clinical Staff* $575

*Clinical staff include Oral Health Therapists, Dental Therapists and Hygienists.

CPD Hours

4 Scientific hours


Q: How long do I have to complete this course?

A: We recommend completing the course within 6 months as our content is continuously being updated, however the course can be completed at your own pace and it is available to access 24/7.

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CPD Hours

6 Scientific Hours

Who Should Enrol

Dentists, Oral Health Therapists, Dental Therapists and Hygienists.

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