21st Century Caries Management, MI Way!19/11/2013
Dr Avijit Banerjee’s
21st Century Caries Management, MI Way! Tuesday November 19th
Avijit holds a personal Chair in Cariology & Operative Dentistry / Hon Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, as well as being Deputy Director of Education (Clinical Skills) & Programme Director of the new, innovative flexible-learning Masters in Advanced Minimum Intervention Dentistry at King’s College London Dental Institute @ Guy’s Hospital, London, UK.
Avijit is well-renowned internationally as a lecturer & researcher in the fields of Cariology, MI Dentistry and dental biomaterials, co-authoring Pickard’s Manual of Operative Dentistry – 9th edition (2011, OUP, UK), a definitive and internationally respected text in the field. As well as holding examinerships in Malta, Brunei, Kuwait, Oman and Sheffield and Newcastle in the UK, he manages to maintain a specialist practice in Prosthodontics & Periodontics and specialises in the oral/dental rehabilitation of head and neck oncology patients at the hospital. Avijit sits on the Editorial Board of Dental Update and the Health & Science Committee at the BDA.
This brief presentation will outline some of the clinical and scientific evidence for the minimum intervention care framework managing patients with dental caries. This risk assessment-based, preventive rationale highlights the biological management of caries as opposed to the traditional mechanistic, surgical approach. The decision making process for operative intervention will be outlined along with prevention/control regimes to maintain a patient’s lifelong oral health.
- After attending this presentation, the delegate will be able to:
- Appreciate and implement the principles and practice of minimum intervention dentistry.
- Understand the evaluation of caries risk.
- Consider minimally invasive caries excavation rationales.
- Consider adhesive restorations to manage cavities biologically.