We have been lured into exciting & ever changing technologies and because there have been so many changes in the past 4 decades, we have had to invest enormous resource into learning all that is new in dentistry. This has taken our focus away from being pro-active in health.
21st century diagnosis includes intra and extra oral risk assessment and involves recognizing reversible enamel changes such as white or brown spots
21st century treatment planning includes remineralization strategies
How well are we really practicing 21st century dentistry?
Are we routinely using tools such as ICDAS or CAMBRA?
These are important questions because
…When we allow a lesion to extend until a filling is needed
the clinical opportunity for effective prevention has been lost…