Caries Risk Assessment: Treatment Planning and Prevention

Cost: $29.00
ADA Credits: 2

AGD Credits: 2
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Educational Objectives

The overall goal of this course is to provide the reader with information on dental caries, prevention, and management. On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the caries disease process;
2. Discuss the implementation of CAMBRA into clinical practice;
3. Define caries risk levels; and
4. Review the evidence-based recommendations for patients with different caries risk levels.

Abstract

Dental caries continues to be a major health problem in the United States. Caries disease is a multifactorial process that requires more than surgical restoration. Current science focuses on addressing caries by integrating individualized caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA) strategies, and implementing corrective treatments created for each individual patient. Caries prevention and treatment is an attainable goal and a simplified approach is needed to initiate the change processes.

About the Author

Dr. Bernadette Alvear Fa is an assistant professor with the Department of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Dr. Fa has no conflict of interest or relationship with Sultan Healthcare, the commercial supporter of this course. Dr. Fa can be reached at balvear@pacific.edu.

Dr. Douglas A. Young is a professor with the Department of Dental Practice at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Dr. Young has no conflict of interest or relationship with Sultan Healthcare, the commercial supporter of this course. Dr. Young can be reached at dyoung@pacific.edu.

Dr. Bernadette Alvear Fa and Dr. Douglas A. Young have no potential conflicts to disclose.

SPONSOR/PROVIDER: This is a Dental Learning, LLC continuing education activity.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORTER: This course has been made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Sultan Healthcare.

DESIGNATION STATEMENTS: Dental Learning, LLC is an ADA CERP recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Dental Learning, LLC designates this activity for 2 CE credits. Dental Learning, LLC is also designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership, and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 2/1/2012 - 1/31/2016. Provider ID: # 346890.

EDUCATIONAL METHODS: This course is a self-instructional journal and online activity. Information shared in this course is based on current information and research based evidence.

REGISTRATION: The cost of this CE course is $29.00 for 2 CE credits.

PUBLICATION DATE: March, 2014.

EXPIRATION DATE: February 2017.

REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION: To obtain 2 CE credits for this educational activity, participants must pay the required fee, review the material, complete the course evaluation and obtain a score of at least 70%.

AUTHENTICITY STATEMENT: The images in this course have not been altered.

SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY STATEMENT: Information shared in this continuing education activity is developed from clinical research and represents the most current information available from evidence-based dentistry.

KNOWN BENEFITS AND LIMITATIONS: Information in this continuing education activity is derived from data and information obtained from the reference section.

EDUCATIONAL DISCLAIMER: Completing a single continuing education course does not provide enough information to result in the participant being an expert in the field related to the course topic. It is a combination of many educational courses and clinical experience that allows the participant to develop skills and expertise.

PROVIDER DISCLOSURE: Dental Learning does not have a leadership position or a commercial interest in any products that are mentioned in this article. No manufacturer or third party has had any input into the development of course content.

CE PLANNER DISCLOSURE: The planner of this course, Casey Warner, does not have a leadership or commercial interest in any products or services discussed in this educational activity. She can be reached at cwarner@dentallearning.net.

TARGET AUDIENCE: This course was written for dentists, dental hygienists, and assistants, from novice to skilled.

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: Any participant who is not 100% satisfied with this course can request a full refund by contacting Dental Learning, LLC in writing or by calling 1-888-724-5230. Please direct all questions pertaining to Dental Learning, LLC or the administration of this course to cwarner@dentallearning.net.

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