Today more than ever consumers are being 'educated' through social media, home shopping networks and the press regarding not only the latest and greatest oral health technologies and products, but 'news' debunking long standing oral hygiene practices. From oil pulling to magic solutions that cure tooth decay; to apps that connect with power toothbrushes, to whitening in minutes, it seems that there is something for every oral condition that is faster, easier and painless. This high energy session with explore the top trending topics that impact the profession (is there sufficient research to support daily use of dental floss?!). A review of research related to these innovations and/or myths will be included and attendees will have the opportunity to direct the course content live via #T3nD. This session has been featured on national and state venues to rave reviews!
Understand and appreciate the impact of social media on patients dental 'IQ' and the use of products/protocols.
Develop strategies to educate patients about trending topics and associated research or lack thereof.
Implement an action plan to monitor trending topics and be prepared to provide evidence-based responses.
Advancements in Remineralization Strategies: Maximizing Clinical and Daily Care Strategies
This session will introduce participants to the latest advancement remineralization strategies, including fluoride, silver diamine fluoride, and calcium/phosphate delivery systems. A review of science will include the desensitizing action as well as the research reporting remineralization among other clinical benefits. In addition, Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) protocols and the 2018 ADA guidelines on non-restorative management of caries will be included. Don't miss this interactive session designed to establish protocols to maximize remineralization and desensitization protocols.
Understand the CAMBRA process of care and related recommended clinical and daily care strategies.
Evaluate the American Dental Association guidelines for non-restorative management of caries.
Review properties of silver diamine fluoride and clinical application.
Provide rationale for us of various remineralization/caries preventive agents and incorporate into practice.