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Continuing Dental Education

Minimally Invasive Dentistry Based on Evidence – a live webinar

Anuradha Prakki BDS, MSc., PhD

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This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series.


This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*

Course Description

This course will cover current evidence and evidence-based solutions regarding the main pillars of Minimally Invasive Dentistry: Prevention of carious lesions, minimal destruction of tooth structure, repair of defective restorations, and partial removal of caries tissue. We will also discuss evidence learned from ART (Atraumatic Restorative Technique) longitudinal studies. Concepts, materials and techniques presented can be readily implemented in the dental office.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explore treatment options for white spot lesions
  • Understand the factors to consider when repairing or replacing defective restorations
  • Understand, demystify, and learn from Atraumatic Restorative Treatment
  • Understand different types of carious tissue removal strategies: total removal and partial removal (mechanical only, chemo-mechanical)


Dr. Anuradha PrakkiDr. Anuradha Prakki graduated Dentistry from Campinas State University, Brazil (1996). She is a specialist in Restorative Dentistry from University of Sao Paulo (USP, 1999). She afterwards earned a Masters (2002) and PhD (2007) degrees in Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials from USP. During her PhD she spent one year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (US), School of Dentistry, working as a research scholar on the synthesis and characterization of developmental dental resins. Prakki joined the Faculty of Dentistry at The University of Toronto in the discipline of Restorative Dentistry, as an Assistant Professor in 2008, where she is currently an Associate Professor. In 2014, Prakki was a visiting research fellow at the Augusta University Dental School (USA). Through her research, Prakki investigates mechanisms of dentin degradation. She also develops stronger, longer-lasting restorative materials, and evaluates their performance and interaction with surrounding tissues. Prakki has published over 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals. She is an active member of the International Association for Dental Research and the Academy of Dental Materials. Among teaching roles, Prakki acts as treatment plan coordinator and restorative clinical instructor at the University of Toronto clinics, and is the course director for Dental Anatomy and Occlusion, as well as Restorative Dentistry I Didactic and Restorative Dentistry I Pre-Clinical courses. Prakki has received important teaching awards including, The Dr. A. Bruce Hord Master Teacher Award (2012-2013), The W. W. Wood Award (2017) for excellence in dental education, and the Dentsply Sirona Global Clinical Case Contest – national winner as a tutor (2018).

Course Logistics

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Online Webinar

The Dental Professional

5:00pm – 7:00pm Pacific Standard time


2 hours


*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.

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The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.