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Prevention and Non-Surgical Treatment of Caries (ce640) - Introduction

Prevention and Non-Surgical Treatment of Caries

COURSE NUMBER: 640

Nathaniel Lawson, DMD, PhD

Credit Hours:

1.5 Hour(s)

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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...

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Overview

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.

  • Intended Audience:

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

  • Date Course Online:

    Nov 2, 2020

  • Last Revision Date:

    NA

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Nov 1, 2023

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    10

Learning Objectives

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.

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. Lawson received compensation from the Procter & Gamble Company for creating this course.
Nathaniel Lawson

Nathaniel Lawson

DMD, PhD

Nathaniel Lawson, DMD, PhD is the Director of the Division of Biomaterials at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry and the program director of the Biomaterials residency program. He graduated from UAB School of Dentist...

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Submission Information

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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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ADA CERP Recognized Provider

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


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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.