DATE: Sunday, October 6, 2019
TIME: Registration: 8:30 a.m. | Lecture: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry - Prince Hall, 11092 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92350
TUITION: $195 DDS / $145 AUX
LUNCH: Will NOT be provided
CREDIT: This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 7 units of continuing education.
AGD Code: 250
V. Kim Kutsch, DMD
Private practice in Albany, Oregon
CEO of Oral Biotech
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. Caries management by risk assessment is considered best practice in the prevention and treatment of dental caries disease, and represents a medical model approach to treating dental caries. There are several therapeutic strategies that can be utilized to help manage this disease. This program will review the most current scientific literature on the biofilm model of the disease, including genetic factors. It will also examine the current research on CAMBRA and targeted strategies that help reduce the acidic pH exposures, favor a healthy biofilm, promote remineralization, and stop the decay cycle. In summary, the program will help the participant answer the questions: Is dental caries a disease of choice? How can we effectively help our patient's manage this disease?
At the end of the program the participant will be able to:
- Understand the current dental caries biofilm disease model including recently reported genetic factors.
- Discuss CAMBRA and the medical model of caries management.
- Describe different caries management strategies from restorative to behavioral.
- Understand the treatment strategies for dental caries and the indications for treatment choices based on patient risk factors.
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