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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
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
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
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
Mar
24

Managing the #1 Disease Worldwide with Dr. Kutsch and Gary Takacs

written by CariFree

I had a great interview with Gary Takacs on his Thriving Dentist show. We discussed dental caries being the number one disease afflicting mankind. It is a global pandemic. Here we are in the US, one of the most privileged countries in the world and we are still dealing with serious decay rates in our young children, seniors, […]

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Dec
30

This one thing will make your new year’s resolution stick

written by CariFree

It is that time again.  Time for your feeds to fill with friends resolving to exercise, eat right and be an all around better person. Research shows that upward of 60% of these good-intentions die out.  Not too motivating right? If you have been part of that 60% and don’t want to bother making a […]

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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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Nov
11

Report from the 11th Annual CAMBRA Coalition Meeting

written by CariFree

  Dr. Kutsch attended the annual CAMBRA Coalition meeting held in Oakland California last week and has brought back an update on what the meeting entailed. The 11th meeting of the coalition was attended by educators, clinicians, representatives from third party payer systems and other dental industry representatives. The group of 50 attendees focused on interfacing […]

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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
1

What if we stopped the sugar talk?

written by CariFree

A few weeks ago we asked you if you thought conversations with patients about changing their consumption of sugar worked.  The bottom line it seems is that, some can if we spend a great deal of time counseling, but many won’t. You can read the post and replies here.  Dr. Kim Kutsch made an interesting […]

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Category: Education, Opinion