Oral Hard Tissue Disease and Home Care Management
COURSE NUMBER: 661
Robert V. Faller, BS
The purpose of this interactive course is to provide dental practitioners and students with an overview of hard tissue disease, factors that influence the disease process and evidence-based self-care prevention practices. This course includ...
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The purpose of this interactive course is to provide dental practitioners and students with an overview of hard tissue disease, factors that influence the disease process and evidence-based self-care prevention practices. This course includes patient cases as knowledge point checks.
Dental caries and dental erosion are global, prevalent issues that are largely preventable and can cause considerable pain, quality of life issues, esthetic challenges, or all. This module differentiates between caries and erosion by explaining their causes and development processes. It will then differentiate between strategies for prevention and optimal self-care.
To understand caries and erosion development, it’s necessary to understand the anatomy of teeth and their environment - genetics, and human protective factors within the oral environment and external factors at play and the complex system that works together to help stop caries and help prevent erosion.
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students
Date Course Online:
Oct 1, 2021
Last Revision Date:
Course Expiration Date:
Sep 30, 2024
AGD Subject Code(s):
Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of causes of mineral loss in hard tissues of the oral cavity.
- Distinguish between mineral loss due to caries process versus the erosive tooth wear process.
- Explain human protective factors for oral hard tissue.
- Differentiate amongst common dentifrice fluoride compounds.
- Recommend self-care treatment options based on the primary causes of density loss.
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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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