Saving changes...



1204 Current Concepts in Preventative Dentistry (AGD 130)

1204 Current Concepts in Preventative Dentistry (AGD 130)

1204 Current Concepts in Preventative Dentistry (AGD 130)

Connie Myers Kracher, PhD, MSD
Connie Myers Kracher, PhD, MSD
on behalf of American Dental Assistants Association

$78.75 $ 78.75 $ 78.75

$78.75 $ 78.75 $ 78.75

$ 78.75 $ 78.75 $ 78.75
$ 78.75 $ 78.75 $ 78.75
Normal Price: $78.75 $78.75


Launch date: 12 Aug 2016

Expiry Date: 31 May 2018

Last updated: 27 Apr 2017

Reference: 164746

Exam is embedded in the course
No Exam Available

Latest User Comments

I would like to...

Course Availability

This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.


Dentistry in the United States today includes preventive practices (prophylaxis, fluoride treatments, full-mouth and bite-wing radiographic images, and sealants) and early detection of dental caries and periodontal disease. This course outlines aspects of prevention that dental professionals should address during patient examinations. (Sponsored in part by an educational grant from P & G Crest Oral–B.)


Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
Objective 1:
Identify the two bacteria most often associated with dental caries.
Objective 2:
Understand terms used in caries prediction.
Objective 3:
Understand the caries process.
Objective 4:
Explain the general approach of caries risk assessment.
Objective 5:
Determine the cause of each pathology.
Objective 6:
Identify the typical visual cues for each pathology.
Objective 7:
Know useful clinical information for each pathology.
Objective 8:
Describe treatment for each pathology.
Objective 9:
Understand clinical significances of each pathology.
Objective 10:
Explain the recommended treatment plan for cancer patients.
Objective 11:
Define dental plaque.
Objective 12:
Explain the process of plaque formation.
Objective 13:
Discuss manual and powered toothbrushes.
Objective 14:
Describe the various toothbrushing techniques.
Objective 15:
Identify the correct toothbrushing technique for the individual patient.
Objective 16:
Describe the two flossing methods.
Objective 17:
Identify which patients require auxiliary aids.
Objective 18:
Identify multiple sources of fluoride.
Objective 19:
Determine on an individual basis if a patient needs a professional fluoride application.
Objective 20:
Differentiate between pre-eruptive and post- eruptive fluoride.
Objective 21:
Identify the three types of professional fluoride.
Objective 22:
Understand the concept of fluoride uptake in enamel.
Objective 23:
Discuss root surface caries treatment options.
Objective 24:
Describe the application of fluoride.
Objective 25:
Discuss fluoride varnishes.
Objective 26:
Identify foods that are considered cariogenic.
Objective 27:
Identify foods that are considered to be non-or low-acidogenic.
Objective 28:
Discuss soda consumption in the United States.
Objective 29:
Identify the criteria for selecting teeth for sealant placement.
Objective 30:
Identify the two types of sealant material.
Objective 31:
List the four commandments for successful sealant retention.
Objective 32:
Describe the sealant procedure.
Objective 33:
Identify sports that should use mouthguards.
Objective 34:
Identify which types of jaw fractures are more common.
Objective 35:
Identify which type of crown and root fractures are more common.
Objective 36:
Describe the treatment necessary when an emergency occurs with primary teeth.
Objective 37:
Describe the treatment necessary when an emergency occurs with permanent teeth.
Objective 38:
List the types of soft tissue dental injuries that can occur with sports.
Objective 39:
Identify the types of mouthguards available.
Connie Myers Kracher, PhD, MSD

Author Information Play Video Bio

Connie Myers Kracher, PhD, MSD
on behalf of American Dental Assistants Association

Connie Myers Kracher is a Associate Professor of Dental Education, Chair of the Department of Dental Education and the Director of the Dental Assisting Program at Indiana University - Purdue University, Fort Wayne. She holds a PhD from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida and a Master of Science in Dentistry from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in Oral Biology. Dr. Kracher is a frequent contributor to the Dental Assistant Journal and is the author of four ADAA courses: Sports Related Dental Injuries & Sports Dentistry, Oral Health Maintenance of Dental Implants, and, Blood Pressure Guidelines and Screening Techniques.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 0.25 Hours -
    Reference number: AGD 130

Faculty and Disclosures

Additional Contributors

Conflicts Declared

Conflicts of Interest declaration by Author:


User Reviews (0)

Go Back


Saving changes...