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Jan
11

Finding Balance: Dr. Kutsch’s Caries Protocols for Low, Moderate and High Risk Patients

written by CariFree

My approach to talking to patients about their dental health has changed dramatically over time. I have moved away from telling patients what they ‘have’ to letting them know ‘what I find’. It has made all the difference in the world. Specifically, when discussing caries risk, I have adopted the scripted statements and questions below: […]

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Category: Education
Jul
26

Research Shows Cavity-Causing Bacteria Transfer from Non-Relative Child to Child

written by CariFree

Research taking place at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Biology and School of Dentistry is showing the transmission of S. mutans not only occurs from mother to child, but from child-to-child (non-relatives) as well. Sharing spoons and toys in the daycare center or nursery at church may be the reason “72 percent of children […]

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Dec
8

Caries Science Update with Dr. Kim Kutsch (video)

written by CariFree

Dr. Kutsch helps you brush up on the most up to date science on dental caries. You don’t want to miss this!                      

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Category: Education
Oct
27

10 More Tips on CAMBRA Plus 2 FREE Resources

written by CariFree

By Dr. V Kim Kutsch     Last week I outlined 10 Things to Know About CAMBRA, which is especially helpful if you are just starting out. This week I expand on those with ten more things you should know.   Ten more things You should include other fluoride products (on top of a varnish) in […]

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Category: Education
Jun
30

Dental Insurance and CAMBRA Part III: The Truth

written by CariFree

We have been discussing myths surrounding dental insurance, if you missed it, go HERE and HERE to catch up.   The truth is that dental insurance is a product, and what type of procedures covered and the limitations of coverage are bundled into different “policies” or packages, which are then sold to employers or individuals. […]

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Dec
16

Nano Hydroxyapatite vs. Calcium and Phosphate

written by CariFree

A doctor recently wrote in with the following question: “What is the chemical reaction that has to take place for calcium and phosphate to begin the remineralization to occur that the Nano Hydroxyapatite bypasses?”   Dr. Kutsch’s response: That’s a very good question and doesn’t have a simple answer. Apatite is a specific form of […]

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Dec
9

What the Forbes is going on here!? The 100% Juice Debate

written by CariFree

Recently Forbes online published an article: Pure Juice Won’t Rot Your Kids’ Teeth It made the author’s top 5 most popular articles, and to date has received thousands of views. The article was based on the information from this study that concluded: “Our study findings are consistent with those of other studies that show consumption of 100 percent […]

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Sep
11

The secret to successful CTx4 Treatment Rinse acceptance

written by CariFree

We get a lot of feedback from dental teams and patients about the CTx4 Treatment Rinse.  The concern is always about one thing: the intense taste.  So, we decided to let you in on the secret to successful CTx4 Treatment Rinse acceptance. Inoculation. That is right. The best way to set someone up for success is to be […]

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Aug
5

Congratulations Dr. V. Kim Kutsch!

written by CariFree

  Congratulations to Dr. V. Kim Kutsch for his appointment as the newest member of the Kois Scientific Advisors. Dr. Kutsch will be the Cariology Advisor which means he will “…be the caries expert for the Kois Tribe. [He] will help Dr. Kois by screening caries research every year, suggesting significant articles for the annual […]

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Jul
8

Practice Safe Sips

written by CariFree

  Last week we asked you to weigh in on what it might look like if we all stopped talking to our patients about sugar. You can see the full post and comments HERE. We asked if perhaps we have been going about the conversation with patients the wrong way. Our profession is known for harping […]

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