Today's dental patients are hungry for prevention strategies that work and lead to less need for restorative care. Long gone are the days when dental practices focused solely on the challenge of restoring decayed dentition. This CE webinar describes how utilizing a caries risk assessment strategy for preventing or reversing early-stage dental caries is evidence-based and creates a win/win for patients and the dental practice alike.
In this CE webinar, Dr. Jean Creasey shares the nuts and bolts of her how own dental practice “prevented it’s way to success”. This webinar reviews why restoration alone is not a cure for caries disease and why focusing on strengthening tooth structure and modifying oral biofilms to favor dental health is key. It also emphasizes that dental caries must be managed as a chronic disease throughout a patients’ lifetime and that motivating patients to change is best achieved when the entire dental team is calibrated and committed to a prevention centered approach.
After attending this CE webinar, participants will be able to: • Understand why focusing on prevention works both for patients and the practice. • Understand the basics of caries risk assessment (and how to fight the acid challenge!) • Explore the logistics of utilizing risk assessment in the real world • Discuss the communication skills needed to coach behavior change in patients and in your practice culture.
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