With the modern concepts of caries management and remineralization, as well as the scientific progress in dental adhesives and restorative materials, dental professionals have options to deliver minimally invasive, functional, and aesthetic treatments to patients in a more conservative approach.
This course is intended for you to gain a deeper understanding of the patients' risk factors, early detection methods and techniques, management of non-cavitated lesions, determination of the correct threshold between surgical and non-surgical intervention depending on lesion depth and progression, and defect-specific preparations using novel materials and techniques. The topics are important elements of current caries management and allow the clinician to preserve tooth structure when restoring form and function.
This program will also present alternative deep caries management strategies using partial caries removal, which allows the pulp-dentin complex to repair. The clinical decisions regarding alternative methods require a thorough understanding of the structural changes related to the caries process, the activity of lesions and the differences between techniques regarding their restorative goals. This course will discuss various partial caries removal techniques, their indications, advantages, limitations and clinical applications.
The integration of these elements combined with comprehensive knowledge of restorative materials and techniques will provide dentists with affordable and conservative solutions to serve their patients in the treatment of caries disease and restoration of aesthetic and function.
This workshop will provide the scientific evidence supporting these concepts, techniques and treatment decisions and will engage attendees in interactive learning situations that will facilitate their understanding, learning and clinical application.
Day 1 | Caries Detection and Risk Assessment (AM) Dr. Justine Kolker (Lecture/Theory and Workshop) Improve your caries detection and diagnostic skills by using a systematic criteria system to identify and classify the lesions at any stage of their development. Learn an evidence-based approach to assess your patients' caries risk. During the workshop, assess the severity and activity status of various lesions on extracted teeth according to the ICDAS system.
Devices, Caries Prevention, Arrest, and Remineralization (PM) Dr. Justine Kolker (Lecture/Theory and Workshop) Based on the concepts taught in the morning session, learn how to intervene early in the caries process by implementing specific non-surgical strategies in your daily practice to arrest and remineralize lesions and prevent the development of new lesions. Test your knowledge by selection the best treatment in an audience-response clinical case presentation. The hands-on session will give you an opportunity to try different types of detection devices on extracted teeth.
Day 2 | Minimal Surgical Intervention (AM) Dr. Cathia Bergeron (Interactive Lecture/Theory) Learn how to determine the threshold between non-surgical and surgical intervention. Expand your knowledge of minimally invasive adhesive preparations/restorations and review the latest scientific evidence on sealants and preventive resin restorations, including the new concepts of deep resin infiltration. Selection of instruments, detailed clinical steps and rationale behind material selection will be discussed through interactive case presentations.
Restoring Extensive Cavitated Lesions (PM) Dr. Marcela Hernandez (Interactive Lecture/Theory) Learn the biological principles, evidence and rationale behind current concepts of partial caries removal (PCR). Different techniques of PCR will be discussed, such as indirect pulp therapy, stepwise excavation and ultraconservative caries removal, with emphasis on their respective differences, advantages and limitations. Interactive case presentations will include case selection, treatment decisions and material of choice for each technique. Examples of integration of all the concepts of modern caries management will be shown through comprehensive cases of rampant caries.
Course Objectives - Understand and apply the International Caries Detection and Classification System - Become familiar with caries detection devices and how to evaluate them - Recognize the importance of the integration of caries risk assessment, early diagnosis and preventions into daily practice - Discuss when it is appropriate to provide preventive or operative treatment based on patients' caries risk - Learn how to use minimally invasive preparation designs and appropriate restorative materials - Understand the rationale for conservative caries removal and tooth structure preservation in the treatment of deep carious lesions - Learn the differences between PCR techniques, their advantages and limitations - Apply criteria for case selection and clinical application of PCR techniques using interactive cases
Friday, April 11, 2014 - Saturday, April 12, 2014 8:00 AM - 4:30 PMEastern Time Zone
McGill University3640 University StreetMontreal, Quebec Canada514-398-4314
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