Dental Caries – Examining the Evolution of Detection, Intervention and Prevention

Course Description

Caries detection has evolved considerably over the last decade. This course will cover the newer technologies and clinical assessment processes available to the clinician.

Technologies to aid in the fight against caries progression and promote the overall goal of caries prevention will be examined along with the practicality of using such protocols and products. This course will also examine the clinician’s role and responsibility in the fight against caries. Elements such as lack of calibration amongst clinicians within an office setting or institution. as well as the importance of a shared philosophy on prevention will be discussed.

Course Objectives

  • Discuss the major technological advances in the field of caries assessment, detection and maintenance.
  • Examine the practicality of using various detection systems in the general practice.
  • Identify contributing factors that cause clinicians to lack calibration in the philosophies of caries detection and management.
  • Describe the dental professions overall progress in the field of caries management and what is on the horizon in caries disease research and development.

 

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  • January 11, 2018
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