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New Perspectives on Evidence-Based Dentistry

Ann Eshenaur Spolarich RDH, PhD, JoAnn Gurenlian RDH, PhD, Angelo Mariotti DDS

Despite advances in dentistry and dental hygiene, the majority of Americans do not have optimal periodontal health.

Half of adults in the US aged 30 and over have periodontal disease (64.7 million). This presentation will review a patient-centered approach to Oral Health Education and encourage Dental Professionals to reconsider the clinical relevance of gingivitis. The principles of Evidence-Based Dentistry will be reviewed and examples of how to use the evidence to guide clinical decision-making will be shared. These examples will include a comprehensive analysis of the science behind Colgate Total® toothpaste with emphasis on the recent Cochrane review of Triclosan/copolymer technology along with recent developments in implant maintenance. A discussion of the role of regulatory bodies in the US will help Dental Professionals evaluate optimal recommendations for their patients’ home care.

Participants will learn:

  • The prevalence of periodontal disease in the United States.
  • How gingivitis is classified and optimal strategies for management
  • The principles of Evidence-Based Dentistry
  • How this evidence should guide patient management.
  • The science behind Colgate Total® toothpaste
  • The principles of implant maintenance
  • How the FDA regulates oral care products
  • CategoriesPractice Management
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Release dateTuesday 9th June, 2015, 04:00 PM
  • Expiration dateSaturday 9th June, 2018, 04:00 PM
  • AGD PACE subject code(s)010

“New Perspectives on Evidence-Based Dentistry” is co-sponsored by Tribune Group GmbH. Tribune Group GmbH is a recognized ADA CERP and AGD PACE provider. At the end of the webinar, after passing the C.E. Quiz, you will be able to download your ADA CERP and AGD PACE C.E. Certificates.