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Vermont Dental Conference

Program 8  Caries: The Potty Mouth Predicament

Dr. Brian Novy     3 CEUs/Clinical
Audience Code: D, H, A
Sponsored by GC America


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.  There is always more to learn about plaque and the amazing organisms that make the mouth a wonderful place to work.

Program Objectives:

  • Explain the mixed ecological approach to caries causation
  • Describe the characteristics of cariogenic bacteria
  • Integrate caries classification into clinical practice
  • Stop “watching” lesions and see them get smaller