Last Friday's post looked at the concept of caries management by risk assessment ( CaMBRA) and it's use to identify patients at risk for developing cavities. Identification of people with an elevated
I spent the morning in Minneapolis recording a video for 3M to help dental offices implement a CaMBRA system. CaMBRA stands for caries management by risk assessment and is a process for evaluating a
As we continue our countdown to 2012, the third most viewed post this year was entitled " Caries Detection Dye" from November 15. The use of caries detection dye is very common in dentistry, and I for
Talking to patients about how to manage dry mouth and it's consequences has become something I do multiple times a day. Dry mouth is a common side effect of over 500 different routine medications.
Sometimes the presence of caries is easy to detect. Other times the process is more challenging as we balance conserving tooth structure, being cautious about proximity to the pulp and removing all of
One of the challenges of practice is working with patients who have a high caries rate. It can be frustrating for both the patient and us as we add new things to their home care regimen in hopes that
In my 23 years of practicing dentistry I have seen the caries rate decline and now I have seen it rise again. When I talk with my patients about nutrition and oral hygiene, one of the things that has