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May
27

Innovative Solutions to Close the Access to Care Gap: A Response to the Latest CDC Report

written by CariFree

The latest CDC report on dental caries, untreated caries and tooth loss among American adults revealed some interesting trends. From the paper: “Disparities by age and race and Hispanic origin for dental caries and tooth loss existed among U.S. adults in 2011–2012. For adults aged 20–64, dental caries was lower for Hispanic, non-Hispanic black, and […]

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Category: Education, Opinion
May
19

DIY Dentistry: Innocent Craze or Just Plain Crazy?

written by CariFree

The do it yourself (DIY) craze of refurbishing furniture and creating millions of things out of mason jars has also crept into the dental world. With the social sharing of ideas on sites like Pinterest, patients have access to limitless DIY solutions to all of their dental ailments. In Britain, 1 in 5 people say they […]

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Category: Miscellaneous
May
12

How to tell if CariFree treatment is working

written by CariFree

  How does a practitioner know if a therapy is working? Often offices that are implementing the CariFree system for the first time are laser focused on ONE data point: The CariScreen reading. While the reading IS important, as the patient’s biofilm challenge gives us great insight, it is not the ONLY factor to either […]

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Category: Education
May
5

Patient Case: High risk with no decay present

written by CariFree

One of the more challenging patient cases we see is the patient with an elevated biofilm challenge with no current decay. On one hand, they are the ideal patient to begin treatment as decay has not yet set in, but all indications tell us it is on the horizon (the perfect preventive case!). On the […]

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