Dr. Brian Novy Cariology Westborough, MA
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  • Private practice
  • Published papers in JADA and Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice

Thursday Courses
TH322 - Offensive Prevention
Time: 12 - 3 PM
Room: GWCC, GWCC A305
Type: General    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

Frustrated by seeing mouths ravaged and destroyed by your patient’s destructive habits, despite your best efforts to reconstruct them time and time again?  CAMBRA (Caries Management By Risk Assessment) is a simple concept to understand, but challenging to implement in practice, especially when patient compliance is an obstacle. What if we took a more offensive approach to prevention and stop all the “counseling” and “instruction"? This presentation will allow the practitioner to reframe Caries Risk Assessment and to track disease and health outcomes. Minimize risk factors, instill protective factors and remineralize lesions rather than “watching” lesions. Most importantly, the attendee will learn how to improve the prognosis of restorative treatment.

Friday Courses
FR142 - Oral Fluid Fantasyland
Time: 9:30 AM - 12 PM
Type: Participation    Handouts: Speaker bringing
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $95.00

The mouth is one of the most hostile environments on earth, defended by secretions that some claim to be “the ideal diagnostic fluids.” The moisture of the mouth (or lack thereof) drives the disease processes that oral health-care professionals have come to know, love, and despise. Yet, our frequent interaction with this fluid most often consists of suctioning it out of our way as quickly as possible. Understanding how oral fluids change is the first step toward providing treatment with positive outcomes. Participants will discern how sour candy improves saliva and how salivary glands react to acid challenge. The course will also discuss how to create saliva when it seems non-existent.

FR349 - Who Caries?
Time: 1:30 - 4 PM
Type: General    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

Let’s face it, sitting through a lecture about dental caries doesn’t sound appealing. In fact, it sounds downright boring. However, the science of clinical cariology is beginning to have an impact on restorative techniques and technology. Handpieces and burs will remove compromised tooth structure, but comprehensive patient care involves addressing the chronic disease that leads to cavitation. Take the practice of dentistry to new heights. Give Streptococcus mutans more to fear than stronger fluoride. Participants will be able to explain the mixed bacteria ecological plaque hypothesis, describe the newly identified bacteria implicated in dental caries, implement disease management in practice and improve the prognosis of restorative treatment.

Registering for the Hinman Dental Meeting is required to attend ALL courses and Special Events.
Course type description:
General = No additional fee (registration required for these courses – we no longer accept walk-ups)
Registered, Interactive, Participation and Special Events = Fee courses