The Pharmacological Management of Dental Caries

Dr. Geoff Knight, The Pharmacological Management of Dental Caries
Speaker: Dr. Geoff Knight
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: MP4 Video
Despite observing the ability of carious dentin to remineralize as arrested caries, dentists continue to treat caries by amputation rather than pharmacologically supporting the remineralization proces...more
  • 5.0 (1 Review)
  • Running Time: 1 hour
  • Released: 10/17/2018
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2025
  • Review Date: 6/30/2022
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Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 250.

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

The dental profession remains the only segment in the health care industry that treats a bacterial based infection (dental caries) by amputation rather than focusing on tissue repair. In the case of dentin, affected caries can remineralize as hydroxy or fluor apatite and infected dentin can remineralize as arrested caries.

Auto cure glass ionomer cements release fluoride and inhibit caries under a GIC restoration. These caries inhibiting properties can be enhanced by the prior placement of Silver Diamine Fluoride followed by Potassium Iodide to prevent the staining associated with SDF. This program explores the benefits pharmacological enhancements to remineralization.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Gain a further understanding of the nature of tooth decay and a tooth's ability to heal itself.
  • Identify the different types of restorative requirements of teeth.
  • Discover the tooth saving benefits of a GIC restoration compared with composite resin.
  • Understand how GIC turns carious dentin into caries resistant hydroxy apatite and arrested caries.
  • Discover that prior application of SDF further enhances the benefits of GIC enabling most carious dentin to remain beneath a GIC restoration.
  • How the application of KI assists the caries arresting properties of SDF and prevents staining.
  • Learn the correct clinical protocol for SDF/KI application and necessary precautions to inadvertently prevent staining from occuring.
  • Discover time saving clinical techniques for the treatment of occlusal and proximal caries using SDF/KI.
  • Learn stress-free ways of restoring deciduous teeth without LA, and tooth staining
  • Gain insights into the treatment of caries in traditional societies that lack the infrastructure to apply modern dental protocols
Description of Speaker:
Geoff Knight is a general dentist and internationally noted dental speaker with special interests in Minimal Intervention Aesthetic dentistry.

He has pioneered a number of innovative clinical procedures in clinical dentistry and the pharmacological management of caries and is named on several patents. He has consulted widely across the dental industry and has been published in a number of internationally recognized journals. He has produced a series of clinical videos with over 1 million views on YouTube and written over 100 clinical articles, many of which have been translated into a number of languages for international publication.

In the past 12 months, the lecturer/speaker declare that they have had a financial interest, arrangement or affiliation within the field of dentistry or health care with the following: Dental Explorers Study Group, Professional Dentist Supplies Pty Ltd, Dentalk Pty Ltd, SDI Pty Ltd, and Royalty Riva Star.

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5.0  (1 Review)
 1 person would recommend this course to a friend.
User: larry1017
Date: 3/3/2020
Great information!
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