RDS 552


This course is designed to give students a strong background in cardiology. At the end of the course, students should be able to:
To understand the biological basis for dental caries: the etiology, initiation, progression, and prevention of dental caries.
To understand the biological basis for treating dental caries as an infectious disease.
To understand two defining points regarding dental caries: caries is a bacterial infection caused by specific bacteria; caries is a reversible multifactorial process of tooth demineralization and remineralization.
To classify patients according to caries risk potential by analyzing clinical information, bacterial tests and other pertinent information.
To understand carious lesion activity and to differentiate between active and inactive carious lesions.
To understand and determine the specific treatment modalities for dental caries by combining risk and activity status, to outline a  course of treatment which would control dental caries and initiate a remineralization protocol for white spot lesions, and move the patient into a low caries risk profile.

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