Managing Dental Erosion: Current Understanding and Future Directions

A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices

Introduction – Dental Erosion

The purpose of the Managing Dental Erosion: Current Understanding and Future Directions course is to provide information on the dental erosion process, highlight key similarities and differences between dental erosion and caries, provide effective strategies to help educate patients who are at risk for developing dental erosion, and manage patients who are already experiencing the condition to minimize its effects.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Discuss trends related to the prevalence of dental erosion.
  • Understand similarities and differences between dental erosion and caries.
  • Explain the etiology of dental erosion to patients.
  • Discuss the long-term effects of dental erosion.
  • Explain strategies for diagnosing and managing patients at risk for dental erosion.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. White is an employee of Procter & Gamble.
  • Dr. Noble and Dr. West have done consulting work and given scientific lectures on behalf of P&G.

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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Acknowledgements

To Mr. Robert V. Faller for assistance developing the course.

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