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Caries prevention in older adults.
Benefitting your patients and your practice

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Time: 58 min

Author: Dr Gemma Cockburn

Aim:

An overview on how increasing patient engagement, identifying predictors of caries risk and introducing evidence-based prevention strategies can benefit both your patients and your practice.

Learning outcomes:

  • Discuss the opportunities for the dental team to increase patient engagement and provide consistent messaging to benefit patients, their families and the practice
  • Be aware of the predictors of caries risk in older adults aged ≥ 55
  • Understand how evidence-based high fluoride toothpaste, varnish and rinse may be used in a management plan for caries prevention in the older patient