April 14, 2023
Part III - Moving Dentistry Towards Evidence-Based Caries Management, presented by Dr. Margherita Fontana
& Implicit Biases in Dentistry
, presented by Dr. Marita Inglehart
Sheraton at Keystone at the Crossing, Indianapolis, INMoving Dentistry Towards Evidence-Based Caries Management
, presented by Dr. Margherita Fontana
Prevention and management of dental caries should be guided by the best evidence available. The objective of this presentation is to provide an overview of the most recent ADA clinical practice guidelines, derived from a systematic review of the literature, for the non-restorative management of non-cavitated and cavitated caries lesions in primary and permanent teeth. This will include a discussion on strategies such as SDF, sealants, fluoride varnish, resin infiltration and chlorhexidine varnish, among others.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Discuss evidence-based approaches for use of non-restorative strategies for arrest of caries lesions in coronal surfaces of primary teeth
- Discuss evidence-based approaches for use of non-restorative strategies for arrest of caries lesions in the root and coronal surfaces of permanent teeth
Implicit Biases in Dentistry, presented by Dr. Marita Inglehart
This program will define the term "implicit bias" and demonstrate its existence. You will learn to identify how implicit biases matter in personal and dentistry-related settings and be able to describe the role of personal and educational experiences in shaping implicit biases - and learn strategies you can utilize to change them.
Margherita Fontana, DDS, PhD, is the Clifford Nelson Endowed Professor of Dentistry in the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics at University of Michigan School of Dentistry (U-M). She is Director of the Global Initiatives Program in Oral and Craniofacial Health at the School of Dentistry. She is currently co-director of Cariology courses, and cariology discipline co-coordinator at U-M.
Marita R. Inglehart, Dr. phil. habil., is a professor of dentistry at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and an adjunct professor of psychology in the College of Literature, Science and Arts at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Her teaching focuses on Behavioral Science materials and how it related to oral health and oral health care interactions. Her research focuses on the way psychosocial factors affect oral health and oral health care, with a special interest in how to use behavioral science based considerations to reduce oral health disparities and to increase access to care for underserved patients.