I had the pleasure to host Dr. Ann Spolarich and Dr. Fotinos S. Panagakos, editors of the new clinical resource: Prevention Across the Lifespan: A Review of Evidence-Based Interventions for Common Oral Conditions. The textbook is free for download and is a great resource for students, the dental team and dentists at chairside.
I hope you find it helpful!
Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager
The material in this textbook is structured so that it can be used by those early in their educational journey as well as seasoned practitioners. It provides the reader with practical information regarding the prevention of the most common oral health indications, with a special emphasis on age-related considerations.
The textbook focuses on the current best evidence available to support decision making for recommended preventive interventions. It is not intended to be a comprehensive review of the science around diagnosis and treatment for each of these indications – there are numerous resources available from experts in the field if one is interested in diving deeper in areas such as caries, periodontal disease, or dry mouth. Rather, the book emphasizes how practitioners can help patients prevent disease from occurring, recurring, or progressing.