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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
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
May
5

Patient Case: High risk with no decay present

written by CariFree

One of the more challenging patient cases we see is the patient with an elevated biofilm challenge with no current decay. On one hand, they are the ideal patient to begin treatment as decay has not yet set in, but all indications tell us it is on the horizon (the perfect preventive case!). On the […]

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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