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Introduction

Caries Process and Prevention Strategies: Prevention

COURSE NUMBER: 375

Robert V. Faller, BS

Credit Hours:

1 Hour(s)

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This course is part 8 of a 10-part series entitled Caries Process and Prevention Strategies. This course introduces the dental professional to the concept of oral health promotion and education as a means of preventing caries. The topics ...

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Overview

This course is part 8 of a 10-part series entitled Caries Process and Prevention Strategies. This course introduces the dental professional to the concept of oral health promotion and education as a means of preventing caries. The topics discussed include understanding patient behavior, the barriers to change a patient may experience, why it is important for a dental professional to provide continuous support even when a patient is slow to change, and helping a patient to set goals that promote caries-reducing habits.

  • Intended Audience:

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

  • Date Course Online:

    Aug 19, 2011

  • Last Revision Date:

    Sep 20, 2021

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Sep 19, 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:


  • Explain the three levels of prevention: primary, secondary, and tertiary.
  • Discuss why changing behavior can be difficult.
  • Identify the multiple and complex barriers to change.
  • Be familiar with the five stages of change.
  • Apply skills that enhance dentist-patient communication.
  • Understand the importance of setting specific goals with the patient to effectively promote caries-reducing behavior.

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 StatementMr. Faller is a retired employee of P&G.

Robert V Faller

Robert V. Faller

BS

Robert Faller has in excess of 40 years in the Oral Care Research field. He retired from P&G after more than 31 years in Oral Care, where he focused on caries and enamel related research as P&G’s chief cariologist. He is editor of Volume...

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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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Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.

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8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027

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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.