A large area of the dental profession involves repairing damaged, decayed, or otherwise dysfunctional problems with teeth and periodontal tissues. While dental fillings, dental crowns, dental bridges, dental implants and other restorative treatments are certainly critical, interventional dental care can also help maintain a patient’s long term oral health.
This starts with preventative measures but then also extends to other areas of dental care. Here at the Advanced Prosthodontics Institute our founder Dr. Jason Campbell has developed a series of courses to help dentists advance their area of expertise and expand their focus.
The course on interventional dentistry takes a comprehensive look at early diagnostics and their ability to detect dental caries to prevent the development of tooth decay. This can include helping patients understand risk factors in their lifestyle as well as making changes in their diet. This can help improve the pH of their mouth.
It might also include preventative treatments to help arrest and reverse incipient lesions, using appropriate topical agents including fluorides and casein phosphopeptides-amorphous calcium phosphates.
Becoming more educated in minimum intervention dentistry’s philosophy, techniques, and principles will help you empower your patients to experience greater oral health, and preserve the strength of their teeth.
If you are interested in learning more about interventional dentistry and how it can expand your scope of practice, you should call 928-776-0239 to learn more about the courses offered at the Advanced Prosthodontics Institute.