Friday, April 21, 2023, 1 pm - 4 pm
3 Clinical Hours
Course Fee: Dentists $73, Other $32
AGD Codes: 012
Speaker: Dr. Nathaniel Lawson
Lecture Title: Prevention and Non-Surgical Treatment of Caries
Despite our best efforts to restore natural dentition with adhesive dentistry, all restorations are inferior to natural tooth structure and susceptible to secondary caries. This lecture presents a simple approach for treating caries based on the risk factors of our patients. We will discuss new products and techniques used to arrest caries (such as Silver Diamine Fluoride) as well as review time-tested approaches (such as fluoride-containing products and diet modification recommendations). This course if friendly for the entire dental team (including dentists, hygienists, and assistants).
- Review four distinct types of high caries risk patients
- Present protocols and techniques for treating each type of high caries risk patient
- Review the evidence for fluoride
Nathaniel Lawson DMD PhD is the Director of the Division of Biomaterials at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry and the program director of the Biomaterials residency program. He graduated from UAB School of Dentistry in 2011 and obtained his PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 2012. His research interests are the mechanical, optical, and biologic properties of dental materials and clinical evaluation of new dental materials. He has published over 200 peer reviewed articles, book chapters, and research abstracts. He was the 2016 recipient of the Stanford New Investigator Award and the 2017 Innovative Research Fellowship both from the American Dental Association. He served on the American Dental Association Council of Scientific Affairs and is on the editorial board of The Journal of Adhesive Dentistry and Compendium. He has lectured nationally and internationally on the subject of dental materials. He also works as a general dentist in the UAB Faculty Practice.