Managing Dental Erosion: Current Understanding and Future Directions

A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices

Introduction – Dental Erosion

The purpose of the Managing Dental Erosion: Current Understanding and Future Directions course is to provide information on the dental erosion process, highlight key similarities and differences between dental erosion and caries, provide effective strategies to help educate patients who are at risk for developing dental erosion, and manage patients who are already experiencing the condition to minimize its effects.

 

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss trends related to the prevalence of dental erosion.
  • Understand similarities and differences between dental erosion and caries.
  • Explain the etiology of dental erosion to patients.
  • Discuss the long-term effects of dental erosion.
  • Explain strategies for diagnosing and managing patients at risk for dental erosion.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. White is an employee of Procter & Gamble.
  • Dr. Noble and Dr. West have done consulting work and given scientific lectures on behalf of P&G.

Disclaimer: 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.

Note: Registration is required to take test.

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Acknowledgements

To Mr. Robert V. Faller for assistance developing the course.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Submission

To have your "proof of completion" information automatically submitted to the AGD, make sure to add your AGD membership number in the field provided on the Share Your Test Score page. Allow at least 30 days for your credit transfer to appear in your AGD account.

Florida CE Broker

In order for your "proof of completion" information to be automatically submitted to Florida CE Broker, add your Florida License number in the field provided on the "Share Your Test Score" page. If you are licensed in multiple states, please enter just your Florida License number. Allow at least 30 days for your credit transfer to appear in your account.

For accurate submissions into the Florida CE Broker system, dentists needs to have a DN in front of their license number and hygienists need to have a DH in front of their license number. The Florida CE Broker System does not accept "0's" in front of the license number.

Louisiana CE Broker

In order for your "proof of completion" information to be automatically submitted to Louisiana CE Broker, add your Louisiana License number in the field provided on the "Share Your Test Score" page. If you are licensed in multiple states, please enter just your Louisiana License number. Allow at least 30 days for your credit transfer to appear in your account.

For accurate submissions into the Louisiana CE Broker system, dentists needs to have a D in front of their license number and hygienists need to have an H in front of their license number. The Louisiana CE Broker System does not accept "0's" in front of the license number.

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