Preventive Dentistry

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bullet Lesson 1. Preventive Dentistry

Lesson 2. The Oral Examination in Preventive Dentistry


Lesson 3. Oral Prophylaxis


Lesson 4. Self-Care Procedures

About This Course

Why is preventive dentistry necessary? Through the years, the incidence of oral disease has increased, and man has become more susceptible to dental disease than he was in the past. Data are available to show that 95 percent of all Americans suffer from dental caries sometime during their lifetime. At least 90 percent of the adult population suffers from some form of periodontal disease, and 30,800 new cases of oral cancer occur each year.

This course is designed to acquaint you with the fundamental concepts of preventive dentistry and the clinical and homecare procedures used in administering the program. It also seeks to familiarize you with the technical nomenclature used in the oral examination, prophylaxis, fluoridation, and education of the dental patient. . 


Important Notice

The materials provided on this site are for informational purposes and are not intended for use as diagnosis or treatment of a health problem or as a substitute for consulting a licensed medical professional.

The materials provided on this site are intended to supplement formal classroom training and are not intended to replace a quality health-care education by licensed medical and education professionals at an accredited institution.

Primary Content Provider: Academy of Health Sciences Fort Sam Houston, TX
Editor: David L. Heiserman

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