Dentistry - Course - Prevention

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  • Course Code: PEDI705
  • Credits: 1
  • Hours Distribution: (1 Lec)
  • Course Type: Pediatric Dentistry (PEDI)

Course Description

Recent advances in preventive dentistry and preventive services. Prevention of dental caries and periodontal diseases: at home, at office, on community level. Prevention of dental diseases for the disabled children. Prevention of oral cancer and malocclusion. Fluoride: Occurrence in environment, metabolism, acquisition of fluoride by teeth, excretion, mechanism of action, toxicology fluoride, method of providing fluoride (systemic and topical). Recent advances in caries prevention with salivary consideration and probiotics, topical protection of teeth, fissure sealants, diet and plaque control and risk assessment.