Vermont Dental ​Conference

Program 10  How to Eat Candy

Dr. Brian Nový         Sponsored by: GC America, Inc.
Audience Code: D, H, A, O         2.5 CEUs/Clinical 

Depriving cariogenic bacteria of sugar is the cornerstone of traditional caries management, yet the science of CAMBRA (Caries Management by Risk Assessment) takes cariology to a whole new level.  If you are still telling patients to, “Brush, floss, and use fluoride toothpaste” you are going to be surprised by the myriad of treatment options available today. Streptococcus mutans has more to fear than stronger fluoride and more of it, as dentistry embraces oral healthcare.

 Program Objectives:

  • 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