Prevention for Life: Getting your patients through life caries free

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Getting your patients through life caries-free is attainable; it just takes deliberate intervention at every stage of life.

This course will examine those risks and behaviors as they relate to your patient groups by age. You will use evidence-based risk factors to determine who will benefit from what level of intervention and learn to construct patient-centered strategies to affect change.

Whether it is an infant battling transmission of Streptococcus mutans from the mother, a stressed college student making poor dietary choices or a senior citizen with exposed roots, each stage of life has its' own set of threats to oral health.

You will learn about proven practice-based treatments such as fluoride varnish and home fluoride products that the patient/parent can include in their oral health routine.

Learning Objectives:


Quickly assess the patients’ risk level using an evidence-based protocol for known risk factors


Effectively communicate the long-term benefits of fluoride varnish as a risk reduction tool


Provide assessment and treatment with minimal change to your current hygiene appointment


Establish an office protocol promoting risk assessment as an important part of patient and practice health

Donna Brogan
“Prevention isn’t just for kids; its for patients of all ages, to protect against the harmful effects we face as we age. 92% of adults (20 – 64) have had dental caries in their permanent teeth. ”
Donna Brogan, RDH, BS