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January 29, 2022 

9:00am-12:00pm

Presenter : Lillian Caperila, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed.

Topic: The 4Cs in Solving the Caries Puzzle

CE: 3

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Lillian Caperila, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed.
Lcaperila@premierdentalco.com

Speaker Bio:
Lil Caperila is an international lecturer and experienced dental hygienist on topics related to periodontics, preventive therapy and motivational interviewing. A 1980 graduate of Montgomery County Community College with A.S. in applied science and certificate in dental hygiene. In 1989, Lil received her bachelor’s degree of dental hygiene education from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. During her transition into corporate education, Lil completed her master’s degree in education with a specialty in instructional design and training from Penn State University in 2004. She is a recipient of the 2010 ADHA Irene Newman Award for excellence inadvancing the profession of dental hygiene. In 2009, Lil was the first DH graduate to be inducted to the Alumni Hall of Fame at Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania.
Since 2000, Lil has delivered well over 650+ seminar throughout North America and special lectures and workshops for her global colleagues in Asia, Europe and South Africa. She has authored journal articles and contributed a chapter on dentinal hypersensitivity in the textbook, “Dental Hygiene, Clinical Practice” published in 2016.

Course Topic:

“4Cs in Solving the Caries Puzzle”

Course Description:
This program introduces the value of implementing a Caries Risk Assessment to identify patient’s risk
level for dental caries. Mapping a treatment plan is only successful when the dental team collects all
factors that influence the caries pattern and prevalence based on their medical history, lifestyle
changes, behaviors and systemic conditions. The 4Cs highlight significant components that build the
schematic design in delivering evidence-based prevention.

  1. CAMBRA RISK ASSESSMENT

  2. CODE-BASED ICDAS CLASSIFICATION

  3. CASE-BASED PROTOCOL

  4. CALCIUM, PHOSPHATE AND FLUORIDE

INTERACTION

Case Studies will provide the participants with suggested risk patterns that indicate the need to design an individualized treatment protocol. Encouraging interactive discussion among the audience will improve the critical thinking skills and promote best practices in oral health care.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of program, the participant will be able to:

  •  Execute an effective CRA (CAMBRA) risk assessment within the standard of care for every patient

  • Introduce the stages of incipient caries applying the ICDAS international codes

  • Preview and discuss various patient cases to identify the variables that individualize the prevention plan and patient home oral care.

  • Recognize today’s dietary challenges created with convenience foods and destructive drinks.

  • Differentiate how Calcium, Phosphate and Fluoride ions interplay in remineralization of compromised teeth.

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This program is sponsored through an educational grant from Premier Dental
Products Company

Website: www.premierdentalco.com