Brian Novy, DDS

 Brian Nový, DDS

 

Brian Nový, DDS

Friday, April 13, 2012
1. 9 – 12 pm
2. 2- 5 pm
Recommended for: Dental Team
ODA Courses
3 CE Credits each
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Be Very Afraid (If your name is Strep Mutans)
 

If your name is Streptococcus mutans you have a lot to fear.  A group of dentists and hygienists have figured out your weakness.  They’re using that new information to eradicate your species by the bazilliiongatrillion…and they’re using a lot more than fluoride.  Come find out what these radical dentists and hygienists know that you don’t.

At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the three types of bacteria that are implicated in dental caries
  • Interpret results from diagnostic tests for dental caries
  • Understand how to implement targeted therapeutics in a variety of patients
  • Create restorations that inhibit secondary (recurrent) decay
  • Transition patients from high to low caries risk

 

2. My Patient Keeps Getting Cavities, and I Don’t Know What to Do!

There are secrets within dentistry that you have never been told.  How much do you really know about saliva?  Why doesn’t fluoride always work and what better preventive agents might exist?  In order to understand oral disease, you have to understand the processes at work within the mouth.  Come find out a whole bunch of stuff you were never taught and how to apply this new knowledge to help your patients stop getting cavities.  Warning:  This lecture may not be appropriate for dentists or anyone else who enjoys finding carious lesions.

At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the mixed bacterial ecological approach to caries etiology
  • Begin using basic salivary diagnostics in practice
  • Know what to use when fluoride stops working
  • Prolong the life of restorations in any patient’s mouth (or your own)

 

Dr. Nový is an assistant professor of restorative dentistry at Loma Linda University, where he teaches a variety of courses including cariology, evidence-based dentistry, research design, and operative dentistry.  He maintains a private practice in Newhall, California and acts as clinical director for two non-profit dental clinics in southern California.  Dr. Nový lectures throughout the world on advances in the science of dental caries.  He has presented at the World Health Organization’s Global Conference on Health in Geneva, Switzerland, and the California Dental Association Foundation presented him with the Dugoni Award for “Outstanding contributions to dental education”. In 2009, the American Dental Association awarded Dr. Nový and his office the title, “Adult Preventive Care Practice of the Year.”