Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Discuss the difference in how tooth enamel and dentine structure are affected by demineralisation.
  • Explain the role of bacterial acid production in demineralisation.
  • Understand the relationship between critical pH and demineralisation.
  • Identify five zones of carious dentine in the advanced lesion.
  • Describe how demineralisation affects young children, the elderly, and other special populations.
  • Be familiar with the factors that promote remineralisation.
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