Continuing Dental Education

CE1662 Medical Management of Dental Caries

Joel H. Berg, DDS, MS

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This course takes place in Honolulu, Hawaii at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. Get out your sunglasses!

Course Description

This lecture will provide the attendee with the most up-to-date information regarding emerging technologies in caries detection and caries risk assessment. Dental caries, the most prevalent disease in humans, affects 97% of the population in their lifetime. Yet, dental professionals are still primarily using >100 year-old technologies to diagnose this most prevalent infectious disease. Recently, new ways of assessing and dealing with dental caries as an infectious disease have been proposed, and new products have been introduced. It is anticipated that the progression of this most significant technological development in dentistry will do more to change the way we practice than anything in recent decades. This course will review the science behind these developments, and will introduce clinically relevant information to practitioners to prepare them to understand related new information as it is introduced to the professionals and consumers. In addition, application of these techniques to early intervention protocols including the use of silver diamine fluoride and other agents to mitigate the impact of caries will be described.

Course Objectives

After attending this course, the you should be able to:

  • List currently available caries detection devices.
  • Describe new technologies and how they will detect caries at a very early stage.
  • Describe methods of risk assessment for dental caries.
  • Describe the use of silver diamine fluoride and other agents to treat caries lesions.
  • Describe restorative interventions that are compatible with managing caries.


Dr. BergJoel Berg is Dean of the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle. He is Professor in the UW Department of Pediatric Dentistry and also holds the Lloyd and Kay Chapman Chair for Oral Health.

Dr. Berg is a board-certified pediatric dentist and was President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry for 2012-13. Dr. Berg previously held positions as Chair of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Washington from 2003-12, as Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Philips Oral Healthcare from 2000-03, Head of the Scientific Department for ESPE Dental AG from 1998-2000, and as Director of the Postgraduate/Residency Program in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Texas, Houston from 1989-1995.

He is the author of the textbook Early Childhood Oral Health, and of numerous manuscripts, abstracts and book chapters on subjects including dental restorative materials for children and other work related to biomaterials. His current research interests include the development of dental caries prevention programs using risk assessment models and early childhood oral health, and he conducts clinical trials evaluating restorative dental materials and caries (dental decay) management in children.


  • Dr. Berg discloses that he has served as a consultant for DMG America and Hu-Friedy.
  • The staff of the University of Washington Office of Continuing Dental Education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Course Logistics

Friday, March 10, 2017

This class will be offered in Honolulu, Hawaii at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. Get out your sunglasses!
Sheraton Waikiki Hotel
2255 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

Our hotel room block includes rooms with city, mountain, or partial ocean view at a rate of $300 per night. Ask for the University of Washington Continuing Education hotel room block.

This course is designed for dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants.

Download Course Application Form
Register Online (available until the Wednesday before the course).

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:30am
Course: 8:30am – 4:30pm

TUITION – price includes lunch:
Early Bird until January 28, 2017
$225.90/Current Dental Alumni Member

Until March 8, 2017 (after, $25 more)
$179/Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant and Office Staff
$251/Current Dental Alumni Member

* This course is eligible for a 10% tuition discount if you are a current member of the UW Dental Alumni Association.
** This course is eligible for an “Early Bird Discount” if you register six weeks or more before the course.

7 hours

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University of Washington designates this activity for 7 continuing education credits.