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Beyond 1000 ppm High Fluorides and Boosters Conference – Module 2: Enhancing Fluoride

Beyond 1000 ppm High Fluorides and Boosters Conference – Module 2: Enhancing Fluoride

Beyond 1000 ppm High Fluorides and Boosters Conference – Module 2: Enhancing Fluoride

Margherita Fontana DDS, PhD
Margherita Fontana DDS, PhD
on behalf of Colgate Oral Health Network

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Launch date: 06 Mar 2017
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Last updated: 07 Mar 2017

Reference: 169704

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Description

This second module will focus primarily on Enhancing Fluorides. This is the second module in a 4 part series of recorded webinars conducted after the 2015 International Association of Dental Research Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.  This conference was convened to inform attendees about the range for both high fluoride and boosters with a focus on high-risk populations.

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Objectives
Evidence regarding strategies meant to be used as alternatives or booster/supplements to fluoride for caries prevention and management. Potential use of arginine and a calcium base, and to boost the performance of fluoride Discovery of additional microbial-related strategies to a fluoride containing vehicle as possible combination as a booster to fluoride.
Margherita Fontana DDS, PhD

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Margherita Fontana DDS, PhD
on behalf of Colgate Oral Health Network

Is Director of Clinical Method Development for the Oral Care Research and Development Division of the Colgate-Palmolive Company in  the United States. He is also a Director of the Colgate Palmolive Dental Health Unit, a unique collaboration between Colgate Palmolive and the University of Manchester, UK. The Unit specializes in Public Health Research and the development of clinical trial methods. Roger has a Bachelor of Dentistry degree from Liverpool University, A Master of Dental Surgery and Doctor of Philosophy degree from University College Cork and a Master of Science Degree from the University of Manchester. He holds an Honorary Chair in Dental Diagnostic Science at the University and is a recognized Specialist in Dental Public Health. His research is focused on diagnostic science and in particular caries and periodontal disease. He is also a world renowned expert on fluoride and fluorosis. He is the author of over 100 peer reviewed scientific articles and book chapters and is a regularly invited speaker at international conferences.Margherita Fontana, DDS, PhD, holds the position of Professor (tenured) in the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics at University of Michigan School of Dentistry. After receiving her dental degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), Caracas Venezuela, in 1990, Dr. Fontana worked as a Research Assistant in the Dental Research Institute, Dental School, UCV for two years, while she also worked in private practice. In 1992 she moved to the United States to pursue her research interests, and in 1996 completed a four-year PhD program in Dental Sciences at Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN. She served in the full time faculty at Indiana University until the Fall of 2009 serving there as Director of the Microbial Caries Model Facility, which is part of the Oral Health Research Institute; director of the Oral Biofilms in Caries Assessment and Management Research Program; and also Director of Predoctoral Education (Caries Management Program) for the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry. She currently maintains an Affiliate position at Indiana University. She has always been very involved in teaching (problem based learning, laboratory and didactic) in Cariology in the DDS, postdoctoral and dental hygiene programs. She is currently codirector of the cariology I and II courses, and cariology discipline co-coordinator at the School of Dentistry. As a principal investigator, she has received research grants from the National Institute of Health, the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, the Delta Dental Fund, and private industry. Dr. Fontana has lectured as an invited speaker in different countries being recognized for her work in the field of Cariology. She was the first president for the Indiana Chapter of the Hispanic Dental Association, and has been a member for many years of the International Association for Dental Research, the European Organization for Caries Research (ORCA), and the American Society for Microbiology. She was the 2007-2008 President of the Cariology group of the International Association for Dental Research,the 2010-2011 Chair of the newly approved Cariology Section of the American Dental Education Association, and a Fellow in the 2011-2012 class of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women. In 2012 she received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for her work on caries risk assessment in children.

Current Accreditations

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

  • American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program ( ADA CERP)
  • 1.00 Credits
  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 1.00 Hours

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