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The 4Cs in Solving the Caries Puzzle

2017-11-28T11:01:05+00:00July 21st, 2015|
For Dentists and Dental Hygienists:
2, 3 or 4 hours for associated CEU credits

Course Description:
This program introduces a suggested “caries risk assessment” survey to identify an individual patient’s risk level for dental caries. Mapping a treatment plan is only successful when the dental team understands all factors that influence the caries pattern and its prevalence based on medical history, lifestyle behaviors and genetic/systemic factors.

Viewing several clinical cases, participants will soon recognize that different etiologies require different treatment decisions. Additionally, our need to shift our philosophy to a minimally-invasive one, we will begin to see how the latest diagnostic and fluoride technologies are changing our approach to care.

  • Identify the need for implementing a Caries Risk Assessment for all patients in a practice
  • Differentiate the stages of an active carious lesion and identify when remineralization therapy or surgical restorative treatment is indicated
  • Discuss all current dietary challenges that place a patient at greater risk for dental and root caries
  • Compare the latest products engineered to deliver “calcium and phosphate” and how it interacts to improve fluoride uptake
caperila_lillian Lil Caperila has enjoyed over 35 years of experience in dental hygiene practice and teaching. In 2000, Lil accepted a position in the corporate environment as a Professional Educator and Manager of Education Programs with Premier Dental Products Company in Plymouth Meeting, PA. This role has afforded her the opportunity to deliver well over 500 seminars throughout the United States and among her colleagues internationally.

A graduate of Montgomery County Community College with an A.S. degree in applied science and certificate in dental hygiene, she has practiced in the Philadelphia area as a periodontal co-therapist for 24 years.

In 1989, Lil achieved her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene education from Thomas Jefferson University and later completed her master’s degree in instructional design and training from Penn State University.

Lil served as the President of Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association in 1999-2000, and the recipient of the ADHA Irene Newman Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Advancement of Dental Hygiene as well as National Award for Student Advisor at Harcum College, Bryn Mawr, PA.

In 2009, Lil was selected as the first alumnus of her college to be named to their Alumni Hall of Fame at Montgomery County College. In 2014, the college selected Lil as one of their Fabulous 50 Alumni celebrated during their 50th anniversary.

Last month, Lil received confirmation as a contributing author for the chapter on Dentinal Hypersensitivity in a new dental hygiene textbook entitled: “Dental Hygiene: Applications to Clinical Practice” published by F.A. Davis, Philadelphia.

collins_fionaFiona has presented on dental caries and prevention, xerostomia, infection control, biofilm, sensitivity, tobacco cessation, dental materials, tooth whitening, and patient compliance. During her presentations, Fiona provides practical, science-based and thought-provoking information, involving the audience with an interactive approach. Her speaking experience has taken her throughout North America, as well as to Europe, the Pacific Rim and the Middle East. She has also participated as a faculty member at OSAP Boot Camps. Her writing experience has included CE articles, white papers, abstracts and newsletters. She is also a trainer and consultant, an editor for Dental Learning, and editor of the Pierre Fauchard Academy’s Dental World.

Dr. Collins is a member of the American Dental Association, ADA Standards working groups, American Association of Dental Research, Chicago Dental Society, and OSAP. She is the ADA representative to AAMI, and a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. During her career, Fiona has lived and worked in five countries, and has held positions in clinical practice, education and industry. Dr. Collins graduated as a general dentist from the University of Glasgow in Scotland, and holds an MBA and an MA from Boston University in the United States.