I wish I could have had this applied knowledge 30 years ago - Dr. Boskovic
Tustin, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2013
Tooth Decay is the number one chronic disease affecting American youth, surpassing both obesity and asthma. For Dr. Milos M. Boskovic and his team, those statistics are no longer daunting. They have taken the top caries research in the world and implemented a cavity prevention program developed by CariFree that is shown to decrease incidents of tooth decay by up to 74%. The system is known as CAMBRA or Caries Management by Risk Assessment. “As we now have clear understanding regarding oral biofilm, and specifically biofilm that exists on teeth (“dental biofilm”), we have also full understanding of etiology of dental caries disease. Knowing it, we [have been] given the tools to fight this epidemic...and to prevent it. As a prosthodontist I wish I could have had [the same] applied knowledge 30 years ago, as I do today. It was, and still is devastating to see right in front of your own eyes a beautiful restorative case being undermined and ruined by simple “decay”. This can and needs to be stopped. We can get our patients involved from the very beginning as they are integral part of the entire process throughout their lives.”
CAMBRA is rooted in a medical model of risk assessment. It requires the dental professional to assess each and every patient’s risk factors for the disease and then develop a personalized treatment plan to systematically lower their risk. The CariFree diagnostic tools leverage biofilm testing (to determine the levels of cavity-causing bacteria in the patient’s mouth) as well as a risk assessment questionnaire to determine the overall statistical probability a patient will develop new cavities over the next 12 months. Never before has such predictive information been available. Patients can measurably lower their risk for decay by incorporating some professional products and recommended behavior changes. Dr. Boskovic's Hygienist states: “My education, my profession, end everything that I do for my patients as a hygienist is how to achieve and maintain a healthy, well balanced oral biofilm. Those efforts are much more efficient when we know what and how to approach it. The CariScreen swab test is a such an easy, painless, fast, uninvasive test that gives us direction for a proper treatment approach [rather than] our traditional, conventional ways. We [can] know when prescription medicaments are necessary [and when surgical intervention is required].”
For more than three decades, Transformation Dental Partners have dedicated their lives to providing extraordinarily skilled, capable and compassionate dentistry. They strive to provide the highest standard of care because transforming lives has always been — and remains — their purpose and shared passion. The CariFree program is a perfect addition to their selection of services.
Patients can expect the entire caries risk assessment process to take a few minutes in their appointment. They will answer targeted questions regarding their current habits (eating and drinking, medication use, chronic health issues etc.) as well as undergo a quick, painless swab of their lower teeth (to determine if they have an excess of cavity causing bacteria).
Based on the information gathered, the dental team will counsel them on an appropriate course of action to lower their risk. If professional products are recommended Dr. Boskovic will provide the patient with a professional kit of product specifically designed to counteract their risk factors. Patients who experience an average of 10 cavities a year can expect to see that drop less than three, a result Dr. Boskovic is proud of: "I believe in giving people not just the most exacting and long-lasting results but — most importantly — the kind of care that transforms their lives."
The CariFree products contain all 5 essential therapeutic agents proven to treat dental caries. Depending on the patients diagnosis the proper level of therapy will be prescribed. Science has proven that this disease cannot be stopped by the drill and fill approach. True cure requires a medical approach and a comprehensive assessment of each patient. Transformation Dental Partners is taking a bold and caring step for their patients and their community.
For more information on the CariFree system go to http://www.carifree.com. To make your caries risk appointment with Dr. Milos Boskovic and his team call 714-832-2672.