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Feb
23

Therapy Recommendations for Children Ages 0-5

written by CariFree

Last week we discussed the risk factors and disease indicators for children. This week we want to look at the recommendations for therapy and offer a turn-key solution for kids in your practice. Therapy recommendations for ages 0–5 [3, 5] Low risk Low-risk patients’ caregivers should be aware of the risks associated with dental disease and […]

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Category: Education
Feb
16

Caries Risk for Children Ages 0-5

written by CariFree

Early childhood caries has increased significantly in children, particularly those aged 2–5 years.[1] The disease progression in this age group has been the subject of numerous recent headline media reports. Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry as a primary method of intervention and education. Many parents and […]

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Category: Education
Feb
9

What Would Dr. Kutsch Do? (WWDKD)

written by CariFree

Last week we discussed the need to approach dental caries as a personal disease that requires a precision medicine approach. I was asked how I would treat the sample patients differently that were shown in the blog last week, so I would like to do that now.     It is imperative to understand that the […]

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Category: Education
Feb
2

Medical Device Tax Suspended for 2 Years

written by CariFree

President Obama has signed a spending package that suspends the 2.3% tax on medical devices through 2017.   For those doctors interested in upgrading their CAMBRA protocol to include bacterial testing, the 2.3% tax savings applies to the CariScreen Meter and CariScreen Swabs along with many other devices.   MDMA (Medical Device Manufacturers Association) Chairman Scott Huennekens, President […]

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Category: Education