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Jan
17

Q&A With Dr. Kim Kutsch: Saliva and Brushing

written by CariFree

Here are some questions posed recently to Dr. Kutsch and his responses:   Q: What is your baseline approach to a saliva compromised patient? For the patient with reduced salivary flow, which may be a result of age and or medication use, my approach is to make sure they understand the importance of keeping the […]

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Category: Education
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
Sep
6

Dr. Kutsch’s Simple Caries Risk Diagnostic Guidelines

written by CariFree

When it comes to Caries Risk Assessment, many doctors complain of the complexity. While the disease is complex, after years and years of work, Dr. Kutsch has developed super-simple diagnostic guidelines:   LOW CARIES RISK  CDT D0601 (Only green answers) No Risk Factors / Healthy   MODERATE CARIES RISK   CDT D0602 (At least 1 yellow […]

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Category: Education
Aug
30

5 Proven Benefits of CAMBRA

written by CariFree

Caries risk assessment has been around for a while. However, new findings of the true benefits continue to surface. Here are 5 ways caries risk assessment is beneficial to the practitioner and the patient.   5  Proven Benefits of CAMBRA   1. Caries Risk Assessment is predictive We can tell the patient with confidence what […]

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Category: Education
Nov
24

How I Treated This Extreme Risk Patient

written by CariFree

By V. Kim Kutsch   I am often asked exactly how I treat my patients. This patient is a true case of success and I wanted to share how we went about getting her healthy. Notice: it is a process. This doesn’t happen over night. However, the time spent is well worth the outcome in […]

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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
Sep
8

5 steps to a successful children’s caries risk assessment appointment (PLUS A FREE GIFT!)

written by CariFree

Last time we discussed why a dental check up should be #1 on your back-to-school list. But what should happen at that appointment to ensure children are going to be healthy for the school year? Well, you are in luck! We have a FREE resource for you that is easy to start implementing TODAY.   […]

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Mar
10

How long do patients continue treatment for caries?

written by CariFree

Long-term maintenance One of most common questions regarding caries management therapy is, “Will the patient need to be on therapy products for life?” Like most medical questions, the answer is never black-and-white and every patient is different. For this reason, in conjunction with members of the Western, Central, and Eastern CAMBRA Coalitions, a Caries Management […]

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Category: Education
Mar
18

Cast Your Vote: How do you do the CRA?

written by CariFree

How do you do the CRA? Do you interview your patient and fill out the information in the operatory? OR Does your patient self-report and fill the form out themselves? Which do you prefer and why?

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