2 Contact Hours
After completing this course, you’ll be able to:
- Identify 3 prerequisites for production of dental caries.
- Discuss the epidemiology of dental caries.
- Describe the prevalence of dental caries in various populations groups.
- Discuss how various dietary factors affect the incidence of dental caries.
- List, in the order of importance, cariogenicity factors of 6 dietary habits.
- List 4 basic rules for promotion of dental health.
- Describe how various carbohydrates serve as substrate for the production of plaque and organic acids.
- Identify foods that exert a protective effect against the action of cariogenic substance in the diet.
- List foods to be avoided by children between meals.
- Describe the “nursing bottles caries” and its causative factors.
- Discuss recent clinical studies that disprove the connection between sugar consumption and caries.
- Describe the demineralization process of tooth root, its susceptibility to caries organisms and the role of fluoride in the inhibition or reversal of this process.
- Identify various cariogenic bacteria.
- Describe how fluoride helps protect teeth against caries.
- Discuss how community water fluoridation can help prevent and control dental caries.
- Discuss 3 common dental indices used in oral health surveys and provide a clinical interpretation of their significance.
- Epidemiology of dental caries
- Dental caries in various population groups
- Diet and caries
- cariogenic foods
- dietary considerations
- eating between meals
- Nursing bottle caries
- Sugar connection
- Fluoride, remineralization and root caries
- Measures for prevention and control of dental caries