Keep It Simple
The dental profession is ripe with innovation in all facets of practice. With advances in molecular genetics, engineering, management, research and education, there are many new ways to treat patients. While innovation is always welcome, it doesn’t mean that the old ideas are useless. This is especially true in dental caries management and prevention. I am thrilled that so much is happening in the field of cariology and the caries management continuum. Advancement is underway in caries risk assessment, caries lesion detection, genetic predisposition technologies, and restorative techniques. Yet, the tenets of effective caries prevention remain diet, fluoride exposure and oral hygiene.
March 2013 Volume XLVIX Number 2