Local Dentist Debunks Cavity Myths and Now Offers a True Solution for Tooth Decay

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Dr. David E. Parker now offers CariFree, a real solution to his patient's cavities.

Dr. Parker

We are now able to pinpoint why our patients get cavities so we can prevent them in the future. We receive positive feedback from the CariFree products and they are providing fantastic results.

There are many myths about cavities. Most believe cavities are caused by too much sugar, bad genes, or rotten luck. Unfortunately, these commonly held beliefs have led to a misinformed and cavity-ridden public. Globally, tooth decay is at pandemic levels. It is evident that most patients do not know what is causing their tooth decay or how to properly prevent it.

Dr. David Parker realizes the knowledge gap among the general public regarding the disease, its effects and how to stop it.

Educated at Howard University College of Dentistry and practicing dentistry for 43 years, Dr. Parker now offers his patients something far different from the typical "brush, floss, and don't eat sugar" prescription. In an effort to both reeducate and better treat patients, Dr. Parker is launching a new program in his office. It is a caries (cavity) risk assessment program developed by CariFree that is shown to decrease incidence of tooth decay by up to 74%. The system is based on a medical model of risk assessment called CAMBRA or Caries Management by Risk Assessment. The CariFree system requires the dental professional to assess each and every patient’s risk factors for the dental caries disease (medication use, snacking habits, bacterial levels etc.) and then develop a personalized treatment plan to systematically lower their risk. Dr. Parker can tell a patient exactly what is causing their disease as well as what their statistical likelihood is of developing more or new tooth decay over the next 12 months.

Dental caries is a multifactoral disease caused by an imbalanced oral environment. It is a disease best assessed, diagnosed and managed by identifying disease indicators and risk factors, and examining the balance between pathogenic and protective factors. Each patient is different and requires a complete assessment in order to determine why they are experiencing tooth decay. This process provides both patients and practitioners with a specific probability for future decay for that individual. Patients that are found to be at risk can then be presented with early intervention advice, educational materials, and prescription /professional products.

The facts about tooth decay are in; no longer does the public need to suffer from a painful yet preventable disease. Dr. Parker knows the CariFree system will tell each patient the truth about their decay and how to stop it. Dr. Parker states: “We are now able to pinpoint why our patients get cavities so we can prevent them in the future. We receive positive feedback from the CariFree products and they are providing fantastic results.”

For more information on the CariFree system, go to http://www.carifree.com. To call now and make your appointment with Dr. Parker and his team, call 631-724-0455.

About Dr. Parker:
Dr. David E. Parker is a 1971 graduate of Howard University College of Dentistry, where he received several awards for outstanding achievement in clinical restorative crown and bridge. He was elected to the Honorary Dental Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon in March of 1971.

Dr. Parker is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Suffolk County Dental Society, the American Society of Forensic Sciences, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and the Suffolk Society of Forensic Dentistry. He is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He has been an Assistant Clinical Professor at Howard University College of Dentistry and SUNY Stony Brook, and has served as a member of the Professional Liability Committee of the 10th District and the Suffolk County Dental Society.

Dr. Parker is a member of Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT), which is part of FEMA and as such was actively involved in the first response to the TWA Flight 800 Disaster in July 1996 and, World Trade Center Terror Attacks of 9/11. Recently, Dr. Parker, along with other volunteers and staff from all over the country helped with the tedious task of identifying the many victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Dr. Parker, and other dental experts, armed with computers, in one of the many mortuary trailers, spent tireless hours matching dental x-ray images of the dead with images from past dental records.

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