Prevention for Life: The Latest in Caries Prevention and Minimally-Invasive Dentistry
|Presenter: Dr. Jean Creasey||Release Date: 11/13/19|
|Credits: 1 CEU||Reviewed: 2023 Expiration Date: 11/13/26|
|AGD Subject Code: 490|
|CE Supporter: Centrix|
The current approach to dental caries focuses on modifying and correcting factors to favor oral health. Caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA) is an evidence-based approach to preventing or treating dental caries at the earliest stages. Caries protective factors are biologic or therapeutic measures that can be used to prevent or arrest the pathologic challenges posed by the caries risk factors. Best practices dictate that once the clinician has identified the patient’s caries risk (low, moderate, high or extreme), a therapeutic and/or preventive plan should be implemented. Motivating patients to adhere to recommendations from their dental professionals is also an important aspect in achieving successful outcomes in caries management. Along with fluoride and silver diamine fluoride, new products are available to assist clinicians with noninvasive management strategies.
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