The prevention and management of caries in vulnerable individuals is complicated by the need to identify the special accommodations necessary to allow comprehensive caries management.
The goals of this AAC online conference are to present the unique set of needs of people with impairments and how these needs can be addressed to advance practices for managing caries.
The topics will cover the evidence and necessary research related to caries management. These strategies must include collaborative efforts among different healthcare providers. Incorporating preventive oral health strategies taught to caregivers will play a critical role in maintaining oral health for a lifetime.
Oral health education of family, caregivers, and others, such as nursing home staff, is essential if caries are to be prevented or managed.
The Academy is structured around five interest groups, referred to as Pillars. Academy members have the opportunity to join the Pillar Committees to be involved in the development of their short and long term goals:
Advocacy and support
Caries-related professional and community education
Science-based caries management for individuals and communities
Please send all correspondence attn:
American Academy of Cariology
1011 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078