CE Hours: 1.5

Seq# 13 - Interventions for Erosive Toothwear

This session will be recorded and available through IADR CE On Demand after the meeting for Continuing Education Credit.  

The symposium will address the risk factors associated with progression of erosove toothwear. The themes will evaluate how dietary interventions can reduce the risk of progression, how fluoride interacts with acids on enamel, measuring progression in the laboratory, clinically and from epidemiology and finally a review of the performance of composites used to restore worn teeth. This symposium links those interested in the clinical and scientific aspect of erosive toothwear and so will appeal to Dentists and Scientists.

Learning Objectives:

  • To review the role of dietary risk factors in the progression of tooth wear. To evaluate how diet can modify progression
    - to review which acids have a greater risk factor
    - to review how dietary habits act on progression

    To review how fluoride acts on progression of erosive toothwear
    - to assess how fluoride acts on the early erosive lesion
    - to understand what role fluoride has on demineralisation or remineralisation of a demineralised surface
    - to understand how fluoride prevents erosive toothwear over time
  • to review methods and practice of measuring erosive toothwear - to overview laboratory and clinical methods
    - to critically appraise their limitations
    - to compare laboratory and clinical methods to data established from epidemiolgical studies
  • To review the outcome of composites used to restore worn teeth
    - to broadly review the clinical techiques
    - to evaluate the data ermerging from clinical studies
    - to assess the risk factors associated with failure