Brian B. Nový, DDS
Subject: 250 Operative (Restorative) Dentistry
Tuesday, Oct. 11: 7:30–9 p.m. CDT
Fee: $125 (nonmembers); $75 (members); $37.50 (students)
The success of operative dentistry is highly dependent upon the physiology, microbiology and chemistry of the human mouth, yet these factors are often overlooked in clinical settings. When clinicians are equipped with a newfound appreciation for modern cariology and appropriate therapeutic interventions, the prognosis of clinical dentistry can be dramatically improved. In a world that seems dedicated to disinfection and antibiotics, perhaps the oral environment will help illustrate that encouraging beneficial bacteria may be just as effective, if not more effective, than eradicating pathogenic bacteria.
- Explain the mixed bacteria ecological plaque hypothesis.
- Define and identify prebiotics and probiotics.
- Encourage the growth of commensal oral bacteria.
- Improve the prognosis of restorative treatment.
Brian B. Nový, DDS, is the chief dental officer of the Alliance Dental Center in Quincy, Massachusetts. He has faculty appointments at Western University and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He served on the American Dental Association (ADA) Council of Scientific Affairs from 2010 to 2014 and, in 2016, was appointed as the consumer representative on the Food and Drug Administration Dental Products Panel. His papers pertaining to cariology and dental materials are published in various journals, including the Journal of the American Dental Association, the Journal of Dental Research, the Journal of Evidence-Based Dentistry and Dentistry Today, as well as by the National Academy of Medicine. His awards include the ADA Evidence-Based Practice Award, the ADA Adult Preventive Care Practice of the Year, the Dugoni Award and the AGD Weclew Award.