The Delicate Balance of Remineralization and Demineralization
Effective caries management and prevention depend on a thorough knowledge of the demineralization/ remineralization process.
AGD Subject Code: 010
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Describe community interventions and shifts in caries management that help support remineralization of tooth structure and minimally invasive treatment.
- Explain the processes of demineralization and remineralization, and how scientific understanding of this natural cycle aids efforts to reverse early caries lesions.
- Discuss clinical approaches and materials that lend themselves to minimally invasive care and effective caries prevention and management.
This course was issued in September 2022 and expires September 2025. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.