Caries Management for the Adult Restorative Patient

Friday, November 21, 2014
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College of Dentistry
Speaker: Dr. Henry St. Germain
Credits: 3CE hrs.
Registration: 1:00pm
Course: 1:15pm-4:30pm
Course Fee: 
    $130 Dentists & $65 Auxiliary
Course ID:
DENT140021 - Dentists
    DENT140022 - Auxiliary



Dr. Henry St. Germain, DMD, MSD, MAEd is a graduate of Tufts University, Indiana University, and The George Washington University.  Henry completed a 20-year career in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps in 1995 and retired from active duty in the Navy at the rank of Captain. Henry was selected as the Chairman of the Department of Adult Restorative Dentistry in 1997. In 2002, Henry received the UNMC Award for Distinguished Teaching nominated by his colleagues and students. Henry also received the Dr. George W. and Jane Boos Ferguson Faculty Excellence Award in 2005. After serving as the Chairman for 16 years leading the Department in addition to maintaining a level of teaching, research, clinical practice, and service activities expected of the faculty, Henry returned to the full-time faculty of Adult Restorative Dentistry in July 2013. He has actively served in leadership roles in many local and national professional organizations including serving as the President of the Nebraska Chapter of the International College of Dentists, American Board of Operative Dentistry, American Academy of Gold Foil Operators, Omicron Kappa Upsilon (Alpha-Alpha Dental Honorary Society), Lincoln District Dental Association, and the Nebraska Dental Association. Henry is also a fellow in the American College of Dentists. For extracurricular activities, Henry enjoys traveling, jewelry/watch repair, classic cars and golf. Henry and his wife Ellen celebrated 40 years of marriage in June 2014. They have four children: Ken, Tom (DDS-2010), Michelle and Michael and now greatly enjoy five grandchildren (Elliot-5, Daphne-3, Elliana-3, Helena-1, & Lydia-9mo) with #6 expected in September (it’s a boy)!


“Caries Management for Restorative Dentistry Patients”

Course Descriptions:

This course will provide an overview of caries risk factors that are important to consider when providing restorative dentistry treatment on adult patients. The value of including an assessment of salivary flow and bacterial testing will be presented using newly available products. The etiology and detection of carious lesions will be discussed. A proposed international classification system for caries will be introduced. The importance of a caries reduction (management) program during and following restorative care will also be presented along with specific recommendations to help our patients maintain their restorations and their natural teeth.

Educational Course Objectives:

After the course, participants will be able to:

  • List caries risk factors important for restorative dentistry patients.
  • Understand how to perform a salivary flow test and caries-specific bacterial tests in the office.
  • Recognize the treatment planning issues associated with caries detection and progression.
  • Learn about an international evidence-based caries classification and management system.
  • Identify specific caries management modalities for maintenance of restorations and natural teeth.

  Method of teaching: Lecture/discussion

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The College is a member of the American Dental Education Association and the Association for Continuing Dental Education.  Academy of General Dentistry credit is available, provider #0077.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Office of Continuing Education designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.