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The topics include problems in preserving pulp vitality, the pre-operative restoration and placement of a rubber dam, problems in gaining access to the root canal system, visualization, assessing the success and failure of healing, instrument fractures, incomplete root formation, aspiration and swallowing accidents, and bleaching endodontically treated teeth.
It allows unsupervised dental hygienists to provide a prophylaxis for "healthy children," pulp vitality testing, fluorides, sealants and other recognized preventive topical agents in public health settings under the auspices of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Monitoring long term pulp vitality is an important part of dental traumatology.