This course will focus on the new paradigms of diagnosis and management of dental caries. It will include discussions of risk assessment and diagnosis. Discussions of non-surgical and surgical management techniques will be explained. At the conclusion of this seminar, the dentist/hygienist will understand how to best manage dental decay while maintaining optimal oral health.
Dr. Mark S. Wolff is Professor and Chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care and Associate Dean for Pre-doctoral Clinical Education at the New York University College of Dentistry. He has designed, developed, and implemented an extensive curriculum in caries risk assessment and has designed dental information systems to assist dental schools in monitoring the risk of the entire dental patient population. He was the founding Councilor of the American Dental Education Association Cariology Section. Dr Wolff has completed numerous international research and oral health assessment programs.
Dr. Wolff received his DDS degree and PhD in Oral Biology and Pathology from Stony Brook University. He has served as the principal or co-principal investigator on multiple bench top and clinical research projects investigating dental caries, novel remineralizing agents, dental erosion, periodontal disease, dental materials and dentinal hypersensitivity. He has published over 75 scientific papers, text chapters and edited multiple textbooks. Dr. Wolff lectures world-wide and is a frequent consultant to industry. He has been the principal or co-principal investigator on more than $7.0 million in industrial and National Institute of Health funded research. Prior to joining the NYU College of Dentistry in 2005, he served as Associate Dean at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, where he helped develop and implement the first completely computerized dental record. He frequently serves as a media source for information on consumer issues and hosts an annual radio series on dental issues on satellite radio.
Under Dr. Wolff’s direction, the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care is currently integrating an extensive program of caries and health risk assessments, minimal intervention dentistry, tobacco cessation, evidence based dental education and inter-professional education across the entire NYU College of Dentistry curriculum.
Dr. Wolff is a consultant for Colgate Palmolive, but has no financial relationships relevant to this presentation to disclose.