Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Discuss the difference in how tooth enamel and dentin structure are affected by demineralization.
  • Explain the role of bacterial acid production in demineralization.
  • Understand the relationship between critical pH and demineralization.
  • Identify five zones of carious dentin in the advanced lesion.
  • Describe how demineralization affects young children, the elderly, and other special populations.
  • Be familiar with the factors that promote remineralization.