Learning Objectives

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.