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In the morning…

How to Eat Candy

Depriving cariogenic bacteria of sugar is the cornerstone of traditional caries management, yet the science of CAMBRA (Caries Management By Risk Assessment) takes cariology to a whole new level.  If you’re still telling patients to, “Brush, floss, and use fluoride toothpaste” you’re going to be surprised by the myriad of treatment options available today. Streptococcus mutans has more to fear than stronger fluoride and more of it, as dentistry embraces oral healthcare.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify risk factors leading to caries.
  • Explain the role of commensals.
  • Implement disease management in practice.
  • Safely consume a variety of candy and sugary beverages.
  • Prolong the life of restorations in all patients.

In the afternoon

The Potty Mouth Predicament

Sometimes it seems as though our patients don’t grasp the basic concept of home care. Other times our patients with impeccable hygiene develop rampant decay and we feel helpless because we can’t figure out what’s going on. The mouth is a remarkable environment that cariologists are finally beginning to understand, and so can you. Come learn everything you didn’t know about plaque and the amazing organisms that make the mouth a wonderful place to work.

Course Objectives:

  • Explain the mixed ecological approach to caries causation.
  • Understand when to recommend appropriate therapies.
  • Integrate basic salivary analysis into clinical practice.
  • Stop “watching” lesions and see them get smaller.

Audience: Hygienists, Dentists

About the Speaker:

Brian Novy, DDS

Since graduating from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Dr. Nový has lectured around the world on the subjects of dental caries and dental materials.  He has faculty appointments at Loma Linda University, Western University, and Harvard School of Dental Medicine and has published numerous papers in journals including JADA and the Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice.

In 2016 he was appointed the consumer advocate on the United States Food and Drug Administration Dental Products Panel.  He practices in Massachusetts at the DentaQuest Institute, and his office was the first to receive the title, “American Dental Association Adult Preventive Care Practice of the Year.”



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Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Central New York Dental Conference


Mark Novy, DDS
Fifth District Dental Society
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