Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
- Identify the role of the environment in dental caries etiology.
- Understand and discuss the Stephan curve.
- Explain the impact of various diets on the incidence of caries.
- Describe the concept of frequency versus amount of cariogenic carbohydrates.
- Be familiar with the complex chemical structure of sugars.
- Relate the cause and effect of diet and dental caries to patients.