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Caries Prevention Protocols

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Implementing proactive management strategies can help reduce the prevalence of this ubiquitous — and preventable — disease.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss caries transmission and prevalence, as well as the basic premise of caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA).
  2. Identify risk factors for caries development, and detail natural protective factors.
  3. List preventive and therapeutic strategies for caries management.

This course was issued in the July 2017 issue and expires 7/31/20. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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