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Jan
24

Don’t Miss Dr. Kutsch’s Science Update TODAY! Free Webinar

written by CariFree

  Tonight Dr. Kim Kutsch offers an update on the science of dental caries. Sign up for this free event by clicking the link below.   REGISTER HERE       In other news…   We had an excellent question by a reader on last week’s post Q & A With Dr. Kim Kutsch: Saliva […]

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Category: Education
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
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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Jun
28

Study Shows Alarming Consumption of Acidic Sports Drinks by Youth

written by CariFree

A recent study demonstrates once again the popularity of acidic sports drinks and their detriment to the oral health of kids in Britain. The study highlights the low pH of these drinks: “Many sports drinks have a pH below 5.5, the critical pH for the demineralization of enamel, leading to erosion.”(1,2)    The study warns […]

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Category: Education
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
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
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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Jun
23

Dental Insurance and CAMBRA Part II: The Myth of ‘Covered Procedures’

written by CariFree

We discussed the first myth about dental insurance last week; if you have not read it yet, we encourage you to start there.   The next most prominent misconception regarding dental insurance occurs when patients believe that their dental benefit covers all of their necessary oral health care needs, and anything that is not covered by their benefit is […]

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Category: Education