Fluorescence Enhanced Theragnosis™ in Cariology

Dr. Liviu Steier, Fluorescence Enhanced Theragnosis™ in Cariology
Speaker: Dr. Liviu Steier
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: MP4 Video
Caries diagnosis is still performed using a mixture between visual and tactile approach. Bacterial presence identification is almost impossible according to this classic approach. Minimal invasive tre...more
  • Running Time: 1 hour
  • Released: 7/28/2021
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2025
  • Review Date: 6/30/2022
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This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 730.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.

Bioluminescence and biophotonics are long established scientific disciplines which finally found acceptance and recognition in clinical dentistry.

Causality of the caries process has been identified as a combination of hard tissue dissolution and bacterial contamination. The physical presence of some of the caries pathogenic bacteria containing endogenous fluorophores can be visualized using high energy blue light. Once excited this internal fluorophore will emit light at a different wavelength which can be visualized and support the caries diagnosis process.

Successful bacterial elimination out of the hard tissue structure is today the major treatment approach for disease elimination. Visualization of successful bacterial decontamination favors a more conservative treatment approach securing and raising the success of minimal invasive dentistry allowing selective hard tissue removal and additional in situ disinfection.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Understand the scientific background behind Fluorescence Enhanced Caries Diagnosis.
  • Perform themselves Fluorescence Enhanced caries diagnosis and differentiate between active and arrested lesions.
  • Valuate the choice of the diagnosis protocol for the identification and selection of process of an adequate restorative concept.
  • Apply the concept of fluorescence treatment guidance and treatment goal completion (bacterial elimination and disinfection) valuation in favor of a Minimal Invasive treatment approach.
  • Consider and perform local disinfection in favor of excessive hard tissue removal.
Description of Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Liviu Steier has been practicing dentistry in Germany for over thirty five years. He is a specialist in prosthodontics and in endodontics with a host of both research and practice experience spanning over thirty years in both the US and in Europe. As part of his work, he has served as Clinical and Course Director at Warwick University in Coventry, England, as Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, Scotland, as Course Leader MsC program at the University of Manchester, England, and as Visiting Professor at University of Florence, School of Dental Medicine, Italy, and at the Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. Dr. Steier serves currently as Adj. Professor at University of Pennsylvania – Dental School in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, Robert Schattner Center, University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Steier has a trademark on Fluorescence Enhanced Theragnosis™ and receives royalties from the use of this name.

This CE activity is supported by an educational grant from Designs for Vision, Inc..
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