Speaker Information

Dr. Alan Budenz
Paso Robles, CA
Local Anesthesia, Anatomy & Cariology

Vr602 - Prevention and Minimally-Invasive Dentistry: Diminishing the Role of the Dental Drill
Type: Virtual   Handouts: Yes
In-Person Attendee Fee: $35.00  Virtual Attendee Fee: $50.00
Audience: Dentists
Diagnosis/Treatment Planning for Success
Restorative Dentistry
AGD Code: 250

Tremendous progress has been made in our understanding of caries disease resulting in better assessment and management tools for this most fundamental of dental diseases. This lecture is for all dental personnel who wish to review, update, and further their knowledge of diagnosis and optimal management of caries. Presentation of the most current protocols for caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA) and caries prevention/management tools (SDF, fluoride pastes and rinses, etc.), and options for minimally invasive comprehensive restoration of carious lesions.


Learning Objectives:

  • The science of caries disease prevalence and the practicality of various methods proposed for eradicating, or at least controlling, caries disease
  • Protocols for assessing and managing different levels of active caries disease and risk for future disease, from mild to extreme
  • Descriptions of treatment options, both chemical and mechanical, for different levels of caries disease and risk
  • Where the future of caries disease prevention and restorative options are likely to lead us

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Date Available: December 6, 2022

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2023

Date Removed: May 31, 2023