This system is changing the way we practice dentistry for the better.
Grand Rapids, Michigan (PRWEB) February 28, 2014
Dental decay is the number one chronic disease affecting American youth, surpassing both obesity and asthma. For Dr. Sam Bander 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.
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 then measurably lower their risk for decay by utilizing professional products and behavior modification. "This system is changing the way we practice dentistry for the better," says Dr. Bander.
Patients can expect the entire 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). The test is absolutely painless and takes a very short amount of time. If professional products are recommended, the practitioner will provide the patient with a professional kit of product specifically designed to counteract their risk factors.
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. Dr. Bander has taken a bold and caring step for his patients and his community.
For more information on the CariFree system go to http://www.carifree.com. To call now and make your appointment with Dr. Bander and his team call 616-949-5980.
About Dr. Bander:
Dr. Bander and his team have created a state of the art office in a relaxing spa atmosphere. As a second generation dentist with over 30 years of experience, Dr. Bander’s mission is to dramatically change the lives of our patients by providing the highest quality dental care in a comfortable and relaxing environment. We offer a full service Dental practice, specializing in Cosmetic and Rehabilitation Dentistry, Implants as well as routine Family Care.