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“How to Eat Candy” and “The Potty Mouth Predicament” BRIAN NOVY, DDS
September 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
REGISTRATION FORM Sept 2019Novy HOW TO EAT CANDY: Depriving cariogenic bacteria of sugar is the cornerstone of traditional caries management, yet the science of CAMBRA takes cariology to a whole new level. If you’re still telling patients to, “Brush, floss and use flouride toothpaste” you’re going to be surprised by the myriad of treatment options available today. Streptococcus mutans has more to fear than stronger flouride and more of it, as dentistry embraces oral healthcare. At the end of this course, participants should be able to: * Identify risk factors leading to caries *Explain the role of commensals *Implement disease management in practice *Safely consume a variety of candy and sugary beverages * Prolong the life of restorations in all patients. THE POTTY MOUTH PREDICAMENT: Sometimes it seems as though our patients don’t grasp the basic concept of home care. Other times our patients with impeccable hygiene develop rampant decay and we feel helpless because we can’t figure out what’s going on. the mouth is a remarkable environment that cariologists are finally beginning to understand, and so can you. Come learn everything you didn’t know about plaque and the amazing organisms that make the mouth a wonderful place to work. COURSE OBJECTIVES: * Explain the mixed ecological approach to caries causation * Understand when to recommend appropriate therapies * Stop “watching”lesions and see them get smaller.