Caries Process and Prevention Strategies: The Host



This is part 3 of a 10-part series entitled Caries Process and Prevention Strategies.  It has been established that a host must be present for caries to develop.  In this course, three host factors - the tooth, saliva, and the oral cavity's immune response - are introduced, and their roles in the caries process are explained.

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Disclaimer:Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

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