Video: Caries Overview 2021: Epidemiology, Aetiology and Evidence-into-Action Considerations

Early detection of caries is now seen as a vital component of caries assessments in both public health and clinical practice. The evolution of integrated caries classification and management systems has led to a focus on a holistic, patient-centered, long-term view of caries management, monitoring, and outcomes.

In this video presentation, Dr. Nigel Pitts offers an introduction and overview of caries, including an evolution of terminology and concepts, epidemiology, and aetiology. Dr. Pitts, Director of Dental Innovation and Impact, on the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences, Kings College London Dental Institute, also covers:
  • Detection, measurement, monitoring of lesions
  • Importance of early detection
  • Evidence-into-action: Information synthesized to inform:
    • Further research
    • Clinical practice
    • Education
    • Public Health
    • Policy
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