DentalCare Logo
Introduction

Current Concepts in Preventive Dentistry

COURSE NUMBER: 334

Connie M. Kracher, PhD, MSD

Credit Hours:

5 Hour(s)

PDF

This course includes current, evidence-based literature that dentists and allied dental providers will utilize during patient assessment. Preventive dentistry is a comprehensive approach that calibrates the entire dental team, determining i...

View More

(Use this feature to create assignments for your students and staff.)

Overview

This course includes current, evidence-based literature that dentists and allied dental providers will utilize during patient assessment. Preventive dentistry is a comprehensive approach that calibrates the entire dental team, determining individualized care and education of each patient in the dental practice.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Jan 1, 2009

  • Last Revision Date:

    Apr 30, 2019

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Oct 29, 2022

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    150, 250, 730

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:


  • Identify bacteria most often associated with dental caries.
  • Understand the caries process and caries prediction theories.
  • Explain the general approach of caries risk assessment.
  • Determine the cause of each pathology.
  • Identify the typical visual cues and clinical significances for each pathology.
  • Describe treatment for each pathology.
  • Explain the process of plaque formation.
  • Discuss manual and electric toothbrushes.
  • Describe the various toothbrushing techniques.
  • Identify the correct toothbrushing technique for the individual patient.
  • Describe the two flossing methods.
  • Identify which patients require auxiliary aids.
  • Identify multiple sources of fluoride.
  • Based on caries assessment, determine if a patient needs a professional fluoride application.
  • Differentiate between pre-eruptive and post-eruptive fluoride.
  • Identify the types of professional fluoride and their application.
  • Discuss root surface caries treatment options.
  • Identify foods that are considered cariogenic.
  • Identify foods that are considered to be non-or low-acidogenic.
  • Discuss how energy drinks, sports drinks and soda affect the oral cavity.
  • Identify the criteria for selecting teeth for sealant placement.
  • Identify the types of sealant material.
  • List the requirements for successful sealant retention.
  • Describe the sealant procedure.
  • Identify sports that should use mouthguards.
  • Identify which types of jaw fractures are more common.
  • Identify which type of crown and root fractures are more common.
  • Describe the treatment necessary when an emergency occurs with primary teeth.
  • Describe the treatment necessary when an emergency occurs with permanent teeth.
  • List the types of soft tissue dental injuries that can occur with sports.
  • Identify the types of mouthguards available.

Disclaimers

  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

Note:  Registration is required to take test.

Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. Kracher reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.
Connie M. Kracher

Connie M. Kracher

PhD, MSD

Dr. Kracher is an Associate Professor of Biology and Director of University Research and Innovation at Purdue University Fort Wayne. Dr. Kracher is a national Key Opinion Leader (KOL) for several R&Ds, consultant for national dental organiza...

View More

Submission Information

Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Submission For credit transfers to appear in your AGD account in real time, make sure to add your AGD membership number in the field provided on the “Share Your Test Score” page.


CE Broker For all states that use CE Broker for licensure, “proof of completions” are electronically reported the first of every month. If a course was taken in November, the “proof of completion” will be submitted the beginning of December.

Recognition

ADA CERP Logo

ADA CERP Recognized Provider

The Procter & Gamble Company is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.


ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.


Concerns or complaints about a dental CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at:


https://www.ada.org/en/ccepr/ada-cerp-recognition/complaints

AGD Pace Logo

Approved PACE Program Provider

THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY


Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.

Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.


8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027

Provider ID# 211886

AADH Logo

AADH Approved Program Provider

Procter & Gamble is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPGC (January 1, 2022-December 31, 2023). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.