Prevention and Non-Surgical Treatment of Caries
COURSE NUMBER: 640
Nathaniel Lawson, DMD, PhD
Despite our best efforts to restore natural dentition with adhesive dentistry, all restorations are inferior to natural tooth structure and susceptible to secondary caries. This course presents a simple approach for treating caries based on...
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Despite our best efforts to restore natural dentition with adhesive dentistry, all restorations are inferior to natural tooth structure and susceptible to secondary caries. This course presents a simple approach for treating caries based on the risk factors of our patients. The patients will be grouped into those who have inadequate production of saliva, those who have frequent consumption of sugar, those who have poor oral hygiene, and those with inadequate exposure to fluoride. Time-tested approaches will be reviewed, i.e., fluoride-containing products and diet modification recommendations. Additionally, the evidence for fluoride, its mechanism of action, and the possible risks of too much fluoride will be discussed.
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students
Date Course Online:
Nov 2, 2020
Last Revision Date:
Course Expiration Date:
Nov 1, 2023
AGD Subject Code(s):
Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
- Review four distinct types of high caries risk patients.
- Present protocols and techniques for treating each type of high caries risk patient.
- Review the evidence for fluoride.
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- 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.
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8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027
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