Course Three

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Course 3  April 12, 2024

Hilton Garden Inn, Clifton Park NY 

8AM  7MCEs

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“Offensive Dentistry & Nobody Caries"

 Dr. Brian Novy

Nobody Caries  

Let’s face it, sitting through a lecture about dental caries or caries risk assessment isn’t appealing (in fact it sounds downright boring). However, the science of clinical cariology is beginning to have an impact on restorative techniques and technology. Streptococcus mutans has more to fear than a rheostat, now that we’re armed with salivary diagnostics and bioactive materials.

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

At the end of this course, participants should be able to: • Intervene medically in the caries process • Control patient caries risk with focused therapeutics • Design restorations to minimize recurrent decay • Improve the prognosis of restorative treatment  

Offensive Dentistry

Sometimes it seems as though our patients don’t grasp the basic concept of home care. Other times our patients with impeccable hygiene develop rampant decay and we feel helpless because we can’t figure out what’s going on. The mouth is a remarkable environment that cariologists are finally beginning to understand, and so can you. Come learn everything you didn’t know about plaque and the amazing organisms that make the mouth a wonderful place to work.

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

• Explain the mixed ecological approach to caries causation • Apply Evidence Based and novel preventive therapies • Quickly identify high caries risk patients before they develop disease • Stop “watching” lesions and see them get smaller


About our Speaker

Dr. Nový is the Chief Dental Officer of the Alliance Dental Center, Massachusetts
Public Employees Fund with faculty appointments at Harvard School of Dental
Medicine and Western University. His awards include the Academy of General
Dentistry Weclew Award, The ADA Evidence Based Practice Award, The
AADR/IADR Gies Award, and the ADA Adult Preventive Care Practice of the Year.
He served on the ADA Council of Scientific Affairs from 2010 to 2014, and as
President of the CAMBRA coalition. In 2016 he was appointed the Consumer
Advocate, United States Food and Drug Administration Dental Products Panel.



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