This Compendium eBook on advances in restorative dentistry takes both scientific assessment and general observation into consideration with the presentation of two continuing education articles on caries topics and a peer perspective on the importance of showing patients their own smile. Download to earn 4 FREE CEU now!
CE 1: Integrating Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) and Prevention Strategies Into the Contemporary Dental Practice Peter Rechmann, PhD, DMD; Richard Kinsel, DDS; and John D.B. Featherstone, PhD, MSc
This article reviews the current understanding of the caries balance, the process of demineralization and remineralization of tooth structure, caries risk assessment, and the different levels of caries risk. Adequate treatment protocols specifically related to the remineralization of non-cavitated lesions and Caries Management By Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) validation studies are discussed.
Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost: $0 Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC
CE 2: Strategies to Avoid Underdiagnosing Pit-and-Fissure Caries Jan K. Mitchell, DDS, MEd; Martha G. Brackett, DDS, MSD; and Van B. Haywood, DMD
This article examines the resistance to occlusal breakdown of fluoride-hardened enamel despite progression of underlying dentin caries with accompanying difficulty in diagnosis. The clinical process of using the visual/tactile International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS) and/or the Caries Classification System (CCS) is described and illustrated in case examples. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost: $0 Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC
PEER PERSPECTIVE: Dental Photography Enhances Case Acceptance and Patient Satisfaction Jean C. Ocasio, CDA, BsBA, MHA
This author discusses how digital photography has revolutionized the way in which patients select their dental care.