The Art and Science of cambra: a team approach using chemical treatments and minimally invasive dentistry

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The Art and Science of CAMBRA: A team approach using chemical treatments and minimally invasive dentistry.

The course is of specific interest to all members of the dental team. Learn how to prevent and even reverse early lesions using oral disinfectants, modified sugars, fluoride, and new salivary diagnostics and replacement therapies, rather than traditional surgical techniques. Dr. Young will also present research showing that not all caries should be treated alike and the site-specific way to manage each carious site will be presented. The latest caries detection, and glass ionomer sealant methodologies will be reviewed as well and strategies on how they are used in practice. Learn how important the hygiene department and dental assisting staff are to this new paradigm. .

Caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA) is taught at all of the 5 California dental schools as well as most schools across the US. It is considered my many as the current standard of caries management. In fact, the “First Smiles” program is a 4-year $7 million grant to educate 47,000 dental professionals and over 9,000 medical professionals in California about this approach to caries prevention and treatment. Dental hygiene must be willing and able to accept these referrals from our colleagues, if not for the sole purpose of providing the best care possible for our patients.

Outcomes: After this presentation you will

1) understand CAMBRA, the newest areas of prevention and early caries management using chemical and microsurgical approaches

2) be able to put what you have learned into practice

3) understand why the whole dental team must participate

4) be aware of opportunities to collaborate with other existing CAMBRA organizations

Learning Objectives

The course will outline current strategies which use critical thinking and an evidenced-based decision method in managing the disease of dental caries.

The participant will leave with practical tools needed to treat and prevent the disease of caries using a caries risk assessment and intervention protocols based on individual risk.
The participant shall have a better understanding of the disease process as well as the science behind products and behaviors that will arrest, reverse, and prevent future disease.
Websites will be presented where participants can keep up to date with current science on caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA). Participants will learn how to code and evaluate services and products used in CAMBRA to enable continuous learning and improvement.

20% The Caries Process Etiology/microbiology, mineral structure of teeth,

chemistry of demineralization and remineralization.

20% The Caries Balance The balance between pathologic factors and protective

factors. How to shift the balance to favor health.
20% Caries Risk Assessment Forms to do a risk assessment and to document

and intervention treatment. Products and protocols.

20% Lesion Detection and Tools to detect and protocols to treat lesions at occlusal,

Site-specific treatments cervical, and approximal sites depending on site, extent and activity. Glass ionomer as a chemical treatment for caries.

10% CAMBRA Implementation: Roles each team member plays in CAMBRA.

A team approach.

10% Collaboration Sharing and learning with existing CAMBRA groups

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