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Caries Process and Prevention Strategies: The Host

COURSE NUMBER: 370

Susan Higham, BSc, PhD, CBiol, MRSB; Chris Hope, BSc (Hons), PhD, FHEA; Sabeel Valappil, BSc, MSc, PhD, PGCertEd, FHEA; Phil Smith, BDS, MDS, PhD, FDS, DRD, MRD, FDS (Rest Dent) RCS (Edin), FHEA

Credit Hours:

1 Hour(s)

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This course is part 3 of a 10-part series entitled Caries Process and Prevention Strategies. It has been established that a host must be present for caries to develop. In this course, three host factors - the tooth, saliva, and the oral c...

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Overview

This course is part 3 of a 10-part series entitled Caries Process and Prevention Strategies. It has been established that a host must be present for caries to develop. In this course, three host factors - the tooth, saliva, and the oral cavity's immune response - are introduced, and their roles in the caries process are explained.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assisting Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Jan 13, 2011

  • Last Revision Date:

    Aug 27, 2021

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Aug 26, 2024

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    11

Learning Objectives

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


  • Discuss tooth structure.
  • Describe how the mineral composition and structure of enamel relates to caries.
  • Be familiar with the concept of enamel maturation.
  • Explain what saliva is and how it is produced.
  • Identify the major salivary glands.
  • Explain the nerve control of saliva secretion.
  • List the physical, chemical, and antibacterial properties of saliva.
  • Describe the host's immune response in the dental caries process.

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

  • The authors report no conflicts of interest associated with this course.

Video Course Presenter: <a href="https://stage.dentalcare.com/en-us/robert-v-faller" target_"blank">Robert V. Faller

Susan Higham

Susan Higham

BSc, PhD, CBiol, MRSB

Sue is currently Honorary Emeritus Professor in the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Life Course and Medical Sciences and Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Institute of Population Health, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. ...

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Chris Hope

Chris Hope

BSc (Hons), PhD, FHEA

Sabeel Valappil

Sabeel Valappil

BSc, MSc, PhD, PGCertEd, FHEA

Phil Smith

Phil Smith

BDS, MDS, PhD, FDS, DRD, MRD, FDS (Rest Dent) RCS (Edin), FHEA

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

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ADEA

Newly updated in 2018 by The Procter & Gamble Company, this course was first developed in conjunction with the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) in 2008. ADEA members are encouraged to go to ADEA weTeach® for a user-friendly gateway providing dental, allied dental and other health educators with access to high-quality teaching, learning and assessment resources. Health care faculty at any stage of their career will benefit from these “how-to” resources, and also gain the opportunity to share and publish educational best practices within MedEdPORTAL®. Visit: http://www.adea.org/weteach

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


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

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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

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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.