The Medical Management of Caries

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Steven Duffin, DDS, The Medical Management of Caries
Speaker: Steven Duffin, DDS
Category: Public Health
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: MP4 Video
This program follows the history of cariology from the 1800s to the present. The principal contributions made by scientists such as WD Miller, GV Black, Bill Costerton and Phillip Marsh are reviewed. ...more
  • 5.0 (2 Reviews)
  • Running Time: 1 Hour
  • Released: 11/7/2011
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
  • Review Date: 6/30/2019
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Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.

This program follows the history of cariology from the 1800s to the present. The principal contributions made by scientists such as WD Miller, GV Black, Bill Costerton and Phillip Marsh are reviewed. The use of silver nitrate to arrest caries prior to the placement of restorations is discussed. The reasons that dentistry has remained largely a surgical profession in spite of the bacterial infections nature of caries is discussed and the advantages of introducing a medical management component to dental treatment proposed.

Description of Speaker:
Dr. Steven Duffin is a general dentist practicing in Keizer Oregon. He has a large Medicaid patient population and is interested in alternative approaches to disease management and the promotion of wellness. He is a faculty member at OHSU and conducts original research in his office.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • To become familiar with the history and current knowledge of Caries.
  • To understand how to manage caries as a chronic bacterial disease.
  • To gain a better understanding of antimicrobials in the management of caries.
  • How standard restorative practices play a role in the managment of caries.
  • To gain a better understanding as to how Caries is considered to be a biosocial disease.

Dr. Duffin declares that neither he nor any member of his family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program, nor does he have a financial interest in any commercial product(s) or service(s) he will discuss in the presentation.

CE Reviews


5.0  (2 Total Reviews)
 2 people would recommend this course to a friend.
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Very Informative Course
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User: Spencer For Hire
Date: 9/12/2018
I would highly recommend this course. Dr. Duffin gives a "big picture" overview of how we, as a profession, have approached the treatment of dental caries going back over 100 years. Photo/video are shown of the application of silver nitrate plus fluoride varnish.
Great course on the basics of Medical management
User: NMans
Date: 12/22/2015
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
The course made me realize that as far back as 1908 they knew of diet and caries and on how to manage decay with motivation and silver nitrate in the vulnerable population.
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