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Dental Caries A Whole Person Disease (1 Year Of Access)

$150.00 / year

Dental caries is a complex biofilm mediated disease, significantly influenced by pH, and results in net mineral loss from the teeth.

Description

Speaker: V. Kim Kutsch DMD

Topic: Dental Caries is a Whole Person Disease

Dental caries is a complex biofilm mediated disease, significantly influenced by pH, and results in net mineral loss from the teeth. Current research indicates there are multiple known risk factors for the disease including genetic factors. P4 medicine promotes an approach that is predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory. Caries Risk Management meets all of these criteria and is considered best practice in the prevention and treatment of dental caries disease. Unfortunately, early attempts at Caries Risk Management were complicated, confusing and not easily implemented in daily practice. This program will review the most current scientific literature on caries management and present a simplified approach that is both efficient and effective in clinical practice.

In summary, the program will help the participant answer the questions: How can I successfully implement Caries Risk Management into my daily practice? How can we effectively use a P4 medical mode to help our patients manage this disease?

Learning Objectives:

  1. Upon completion, participant will be able to discuss the current dental caries biofilm disease model.
  2. Upon completion, participant will be able to describe different caries management strategies including coaching language.
  3. Upon completion, participant will be able to implement a simple caries management system.

Teaching Method: 3 hour lecture