Q: Which bacteria are mainly involved in caries formation?
(A).Streptococcussalivarius(B).Streptococcusmutans(C).Streptococcussanguis(D).PorphyromonasgingivalisKeyword: cariesThe mouth is colonized by 200 to 300 bacterial species, but only a limited number of these species participate in dental decay (caries) or periodontal disease. ...  Read More
Q: The image highlights which type of caries?
(A). Recurrent caries(B). Class Icaries(C). Class Vcaries(D). Class IVcariesThe magnifier points at a dark area “under” the restoration. Thosecariesthat come back after the tooth has been treated with restorations are calledrecurrentcaries. This is not uncommon, and therefore it is...  Read More
According to the G.V. Black classification, a class III lesion is on:
(A). The cusp tip of a molar(B). The lingual surface of a molar(C). The occlusal surface of a premolar(D). The mesial surface of an incisorThe following is the G.V. Black classification of carious lesions for dental charting: Class I: occlusal surfaces of molars and premolars, facial and lingual...  Read More
337 Innovations in Caries Assessment and Management with Margaret Scarlett : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Watch Video here VIDEO - DUwHF #337 - Margaret Scarlett Stream Audio here AUDIO - DUwHF #337 - Margaret Scarlett This episode’s discussion:-New approaches to caries assessment...  Read More
The critical pH for tooth demineralization is?
The critical pH for tooth demineralization is?a. pH 5.5b. pH 6c. pH 6.7d. pH 7Answer: a. pH 5.5CRITICAL PH is the pH at which demineralization occur. Critical pH for enamel and cementum are as below:- enamel: pH 5.5- cementum: pH 6The pH of the tooth surface remains below the critical pH of 5.5 for...  Read More
S. Mutans vaccination, will it work?
C3 Jian, Inc., a private company focused on providing improvedoral healthcare, announced today that it has successfully completed theinitial Phase 2 Clinical Trial for its novel drug, C16G2. The Company’sdrug targets the specific elimination of Streptococcus mutans, the acidproducing...  Read More
Dr. V. Kim Kutsch - When to "watch" lesions and when to act.
Last week we asked you whatyou thought about ‘watching’ as a diagnosis. If you missed it- gocheck out the expert opinions. Today we hear from Dr. V. Kim Kutsch onthe topic. To watch, or not to watch…that is the questionOne of the bigger challenges we face in dentistry is making...  Read More
Is CAMBRA being taught in Dental Schools? Hear from UNC!
School is back in session! Mostdental schools (if not all) teach CAMBRA protocols to students in somefashion. In this series Dr. Scott Eidson, Group Clinic Director at theUniversity of North Carolina School of Dentistry, provides an insider’slook into how UNC is teaching CAMBRA to the future...  Read More
Personal tooth care that prevent cavities in Pits and Fissures
Over 80% of cavities occur deep inside pits and fissures on chewing surfaces where chewing forces the first bite of carbohydrate rich meals or snacks and acid demineralisation exceeds saliva or fluoride remineralisation.X-ray tomographyof teeth at La Trobe University created 3D images and modelsof...  Read More
How Dr. Michael McClure of Orange Park, Florida performs CAMBRA
Tooth decay is out of control. We are not okay with that. This series:ismeant to provide a clearer and more comprehensive view of how CAMBRAoperates day to day all over the country. Each snapshot will highlightboth the logistical processes of CAMBRA as well as the motivation behindits...  Read More
What is the real ROI of performing CAMBRA?
One of the most common concerns with implementing CAMBRA in privatepractice is the perceived lack of ROI. CAMBRA is seen as time consumingin the appointment andmostpreventive dental practices that sell professional dental products earnless than 1% of their annual revenue from product sales. Today,...  Read More
"WHY" do CAMBRA? An Interview with Dr. Doug Young
Q: What is your "Why"?A: The simple answer would be- why don’t you treat all patients theway you want to be treated? If you know drilling teeth alone is doingnothing to solve the disease, then anything you do to treat disease isbetter than doing nothing. To me there is a lot we can do now;...  Read More
Game Changer – ADA approves 3 New CAMBRA CDT Codes
Big changes are coming for dental practices performing CAriesManagement By Risk Assessment (CAMBRA). After extensive review by theAmerican Dental Association and the CDT (Current Dental Terminology)Code Committee, 3 new CAMBRA codes will be introduced in the 2014codebook!Once these codes become...  Read More
Dr. V Kim Kutsch Opinion: The Systemic Theory of Dental Caries
Southward K.Gen Dent. 2011 Sep-Oct;59(5):367-73; quiz 374-5This is a very interesting theoretical article. The question it looksat is does dental caries occur locally in the tooth from an externalacid dissolution (outside-in),or does it occur as a result of internalinflammation (inside-out)? The...  Read More

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