Dental Caries: Breaking the Cycle

Dental Caries: Breaking the Cycle
Dental caries, better known as tooth decay or cavities, is the most common disease in the world. It affects 92% of the world’s population and it is almost totally preventable. The caries disease process has 6 stages, as defined by the International Caries Detection and Assessment System. Stages of Dental Caries Stages 1, 2 and 3 are the reversible stages of the disease, which we can alter with simple behavioral changes. Stage 4 requires only minimal inte

Are Your Dishes Cleaner Than Your Teeth?

Are Your Dishes Cleaner than Your Teeth? Chances are they are, unless you floss and brush after each meal like I do. If you don't,then your dishes are cleaner than your teeth. Think about it. Do you wash your soiled dishes only every other meal or less? Do you clean only 60% of your dirty silverware? Would you reuse the fork you ate breakfast with, unwashed, to eat your lunch? Yet, you put all kinds a foods in your mouth, sticky, mushy, gooey fo

Dental Erosion Flying Under the Radar

Dental Erosion Flying Under the Radar
An independent study presented at the American Association of Dental Research (AADR) in Los Angeles on March 17th, 2016, shows that The Canary System® can detect dental erosion. Dental erosion is the loss of tooth structure by acid dissolution without the involvement of bacteria.  Visual examination can only detect significant surface loss.   Dr. Clifton Carey and his team at the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver

Imagining a New Reality

LEADERSHIP FOR CHANGE STARTS WITH IMAGINING A NEW REALITY.  This demands that we come to a full stop, a place where images of what is possible emerge, a place where we ready ourselves to challenge the status quo and challenge others to do so as well. Globally, with the current model for dentistry, dentists see only a small number of privileged patients who can afford dental care. However dentistry possesses a body of knowledge that has the power to sig