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Balance: A Guide to Managing Dental Caries [Kindle Edition]

V Kim Kutsch DMD , Robert Bowers , Douglas Young DDS MS MBA
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Book Description

Dental decay (caries) is an epidemic. The disease is caused by an oral imbalance between risk factors for the disease and protective factors keeping patients healthy. Despite major advances in early decay detection, surgical repair technologies, and minimally invasive technique, decay rates in many demographics continue to rise. For many patients, despite regular homecare, dental caries is a lifelong disease that progresses causing pain, financial distress, and eventual tooth loss. Balance is a guide for managing dental caries disease and answers the questions… “Why do I keep getting cavities?” and “What can I do about it?”

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  • File Size: 3183 KB
  • Print Length: 108 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009DPAM2Y
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By MtnMike
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have been a dentist for over 30 years. "Balance" is at the foundation of a paradigm shift in the way we understand the tooth decay/caries process. Whether a dental professional or a patient (and in reality, we are all patients) "Balance" will give you an appreciation as to WHY some people get decay more than others and HOW to manage and halt the decay process.

When I was in dental school, decay was battled with a toothbrush, floss. Today, and since 2007's landmark research on CAMBRA (CAries Management By Risk Assessment) dental caries is taught to be a communicable disease. Preventing caries requires understanding and managing diet, saliva, AND bacteria. Brushing and flossing still remain foundational tools in our fight, but if you still get cavities, after reading "Balance" you will understand the missing link in your battle.

I have given this book to the hygienists, periodontists, and orthodontic offices that I work with. I now believe that dental caries need never exist, and if it does exist, need never progress. Bold statement? Is it easy? If you value the investment you have made in your oral health, "Balance" will teach you how to protect those pearly whites.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Help! I have a dry mouth. :\ September 13, 2012
I am a patient. The section in the book about dry mouth problems resulting from medication applies to me. I am pleased to not only be educated but find a real answer for this problem! I appreciate seeing real data. I will share this text with my dentist and friends.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Should be on the shelf of every dental professional October 31, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Dr. Kutsch and Mr. Bowers deliver in the slim, impactful book an amazingly credible definition of the new paradigm for caries management. This isn't the newest version of how to sell dentistry or fix teeth and gums. Each of the chapters clearly takes readers through the steps of CAMBRA-caries management by risk assessment from understanding the disease process, identifying and understanding specific risk factors to creating individualized plans with patients. The book paints a strategy for success for both patients and practitioners by including case studies, insurance benefit coding and the science behind the philosophy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ties everything together September 13, 2012
We work with a lot of dental offices that have bits and pieces of this problem, but this book provides a very nice 1-2-3 understanding of the entire process. The problem is very complex, but its easy to read and digest. This could easily be a staple in every dental office and school.
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More About the Author

V. Kim Kutsch, DMD received his undergraduate degree from Westminster College in Utah and then completed his DMD at the University of Oregon School of Dentistry in 1979. He is an inventor, holding numerous patents in dentistry, product consultant, internationally recognized speaker, past president of the Academy of Laser Dentistry and the WCMID. He has also served on the board of directors for the WCLI and the AACD. As an author, Dr. Kutsch has published dozens of articles and abstracts on minimally invasive dentistry, caries risk assessment, digital radiography, and other technologies in both dental and medical journals and has also contributed to several textbooks. He acts as a reviewer for several journals including JADA. Dr. Kutsch serves as CEO of Oral BioTech. As a clinician, he is a graduate and mentor in the prestigious Kois Center and maintains a private practice in Albany, Oregon.


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