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May
24

Does Recognizing the ‘Usual Suspects’ Really Help you Treat Decay?

written by CariFree

We had an excellent question about how pattern recognition can help you treat decay. If you haven’t read the original article, start here.   A reader posed an excellent question to Dr. Kutsch and it is worth repeating and answering here.   Q: Kenneth Armstrong Kim I hope you read my comment and hopefully answer some […]

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Category: Education
May
17

Genetics and Dental Caries

written by CariFree

By Dr. V. Kim Kutsch   I’ve spent the past few years trying to simplify the caries risk assessment process by helping dentists learn to identify the major patterns I see with dental caries. I’ve utilized the concept of the “Usual Suspects” to describe the major patterns of the disease. Most recently I’ve added genetics […]

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Category: Education
May
10

Pattern Recognition: A Pragmatic Approach to Treating Dental Caries

written by CariFree

Last week we asked if treating a behavioral disease with restorative materials was a logical approach. If you missed it, check it out here. This week, we wanted to quickly break down how an experienced dentist determines how to approach a patient’s disease. Caries Management by Risk Assessment is the standard for most of us […]

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Category: Education
May
3

Can We Manage a Behavioral Issue with Restorations?

written by CariFree

In a recent webinar Dr. Kutsch discussed whether or not dental caries is a disease of choice. Choice by the patient to continue to neglect their dentist’s advice and a choice by the dental profession to manage caries with only restorative care. As a profession are dental professionals really being honest about their beliefs? Is dental caries a disease or simply holes in […]

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Category: Education