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Feb
28

Aspire to be elite!

written by CariFree

I attended the AARD meeting as a guest this past weekend in Chicago, where you’ll be surprised to learn that I presented on Dental Caries. I know, I know, you didn’t see that coming. It was a great meeting. The AARD is a superb dental organization, and the meeting was well organized and an example […]

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Category: Uncategorized
Feb
28

5 ways the TEAM can make CAMBRA a success

written by CariFree

  Making the shift from end stage disease to a prevention model is always embraced by hygienists but seems sometimes more difficult from the dentist’s perspective. As I do a lot of coaching and consulting I do try to impress on the dentist and team that this approach is an abundance mentality and it is […]

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Category: Opinion
Feb
26

Patient Interview: Susan

written by CariFree

Dentist name: Dr. Dino Mantis and Dr. Jon Howell CariFree products you use: CTx3 Rinse and Gel, CTx2 Gum and CTx4 Treatment Rinse CariFree patient since 2011 Q: What are/were the issues you and your doctor were targeting with your CariFree treatment? A: I had a lot of problems that required major reconstruction, among other […]

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Feb
22

CAMBRA

written by CariFree

Tooth decay is out of control. We are not okay with that. This series: CAMBRA Behind the Scenes is meant to provide a clearer and more comprehensive view of how CAMBRA operates day to day all over the country. Each snapshot will highlight both the logistical processes of CAMBRA as well as the motivation behind […]

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Feb
19

Dr. V Kim Kutsch Opinion: The Systemic Theory of Dental Caries

written by CariFree

The systemic theory of dental caries. Southward K. Gen Dent. 2011 Sep-Oct;59(5):367-73; quiz 374-5 This is a very interesting theoretical article. The question it looks at is does dental caries occur locally in the tooth from an external acid dissolution (outside-in), or does it occur as a result of internal inflammation (inside-out)?  The internal inflammation being […]

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Category: Miscellaneous
Feb
12

Oral Health: There is nothing new under the sun {Part II}

written by CariFree

Find part 1 of the series here The Two Keys to Patient and Practice Success   The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry graduated its first class in 1966 and I graduated from there in 1967. Their innovative curriculum was based the concept that disease had to be controlled to the extent possible before a […]

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Feb
6

Oral Health: There is nothing new under the sun

written by CariFree

(Ecclesiastes 1:9) This is the first part of a two part series by Dr. Wathan This bit of ancient wisdom certainly applies to preventive dentistry. Going back 5500 years ago,  Babylonians, Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Africans, Mid-Easterners, and Asians recognized that the daily accumulations on teeth could result in both tooth and gum troubles. The “chewing […]

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Category: Miscellaneous