Do you have a CAMBRA protocol in your office? If your office is like many of my clients, the answer is no. The next obvious question is, how do you get a CAMBRA protocol in place?
Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) is an evidence-based approach to prevent or treat caries at its’ early stages. CAMBRA has swept through the industry and is being taught in dental and dental hygiene programs across the country but this valuable tool is still under-utilized. Caries is a multi-factorial disease and research has found common risk factors that help determine a person’s likelihood of developing new or recurrent decay.
This course will discuss some of the most common risk factors and why they are so important to address clinically. Patient profiles will be used to demonstrate how easily you can put CAMBRA to work as a preventive tool in your practice. Attendees will learn how to quickly use the known risk factors, an exam, and a CAMBRA form, to classify the patient as low, moderate, or high risk.
After the course you will be able to…
1) Understand the theory of CAMBRA
2) Identify evidence-based risk factors and indicators for future carious lesions
3) Classify patients into low, moderate, and high risk categories
Donna Brogan is a graduate and former faculty member of the University of Oklahoma Dental Hygiene Program. She was honored as the 2010 Alumnus of the Year and voted Outstanding Part Time Faculty by her students in 2007, 2012, 2013 and 2014. She serves on numerous committees and boards for community non-profits and professional associations. An educational consultant of eighteen years, she has written for such publications as RDH, Journal of Practical Hygiene, Contemporary Oral Hygiene, and the Women’s Dentist Journal.
CE credits are provided by Inspired Hygiene.Inspired Hygiene is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.The current term of approval extends from 6/1/2014 to 5/31/2017.
This call will be available in our Mastermind Library on Thursday, October 20. If you’re not already a member of our Mastermind group, click here to sign up.