Prevention and Non-Surgical Treatment of Caries

April 20, 2020
11:00 to 12:00 (PT)

April 2020 CE Zoom Live Webinar Series

Course Overview: Despite our best efforts to restore natural dentition with adhesive dentistry, all restorations are inferior to natural tooth structure and susceptible to secondary caries. This lecture presents a simple approach for treating caries based on the risk factors of our patients. We will group patients into those who have inadequate production of saliva, those who have frequent consumption of sugar, those who have poor oral hygiene, and those with inadequate exposure to fluoride. We will review timetested approaches (such as fluoridecontaining products and diet modification recommendations). Additionally, we will discuss the evidence for fluoride, its mechanism of action, and the possible risks of too much fluoride. This course if friendly for the entire dental team (including dentists, hygienists, and assistants)

Course objectives:

1) Review four distinct types of high caries risk patients

2) Present protocols and techniques for treating each type of high caries risk patient

3) Review the evidence for fluoride