Caries Process and Prevention Strategies: Prevention
Overview

Course Author(s): Robert V. Faller, BS

Overview

This course introduces the dental professional to the concept of oral health promotion and education as a means of preventing caries. The topics discussed include understanding patient behavior, the barriers to change a patient may experience, why it is important for a dental professional to provide continuous support even when a patient is slow to change, and helping a patient to set goals that promote caries-reducing habits.