“Offensive” Dentistry: Saliva, Fluoride, and Oral Disease

Course Details

  • Dates: Wed., November 12, 2014
  • Times: 9am–4pm
  • Tuition: $295 (Doctor); $150 (Staff)
  • Credit:6 Hours – Lecture
  • AGD Code: 011/730
  • Course #: H17

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Dr. NovyBRIAN NOVY, D.D.S. Adjunct Associate Professor of restorative dentistry at Loma Linda University, where he teaches a variety of courses including caries management, evidence-based dentistry, dental materials, and operative dentistry. Maintains a private practice in Valencia, California and acts as clinical director for two non-profit dental clinics in southern California.


How much do you really know about saliva? How does the quality of saliva affect the action of topical fluoride?

In order to understand oral disease, we must appreciate the physiology of the mouth. Come find out what you were never taught and how to apply this new knowledge to help your patients stop getting cavities. Warning: This lecture may not be appropriate for anyone who enjoys finding cavities.

Come enjoy this dynamic and exciting lecture to improve your understanding of caries etiology!

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the mixed bacterial ecological approach to caries etiology
  • Begin using basic salivary diagnostics in practice
  • Know what to use when fluoride stops working
  • Prolong the life of restorations in any patient’s mouth (or your own)

This course sponosored by: Air Techniques, Carifree, GC America