2018 Delta Dental Day: Managing Dental Caries in Practice

UCSF Parnassus Campus

Online registration is closed, but you may register by calling 415-514-0778 or on-site

This course will present the latest information on caries risk assessment and management that will aid the practitioner in delivering optimal care for all patients in clinical practice. Drs. Crystal and Featherstone will provide an update on the latest methods and materials available (including silver diamine fluoride) for managing dental caries on patients of all ages, including the risks and benefits.

Drs. Crystal and Featherstone will also describe the tools to implement “caries management by risk assessment” in the dental office. Implementation in dental practice provides patients with genuine hope and success in the management of their oral health—it is a practice builder.

Course Benefits:

  • Gain knowledge and skills to manage dental caries, especially in high-risk individuals of all ages who keep returning for further restorative work.
  • Identify evidence to support this approach to caries management, and on the latest products available.
  • Discuss how to clinically repair a fractured porcelain crown

Educational Objectives:

  • Understand the process of dental caries as a bacterial triggered disease and the many factors that influence the disbalance of the oral microbiome.
  • Understand the principles of clinical intervention in the caries process, and how to put this into dental practice.
  • Conduct caries risk assessment for all ages and manage dental caries based upon the caries risk level.

Intended Audience:
This course is designed for general dentists, dental specialists, and the entire dental team.


John D.B. Featherstone MSc, PhD
Professor and Dean Emeritus
UCSF School of Dentistry

Dr. Featherstone holds a PhD in chemistry from the University of Wellington, New Zealand. He is currently active in implementing caries management by risk assessment in several venues across the world. He has received numerous National and International awards, including the Norton Ross Award for excellence in clinical research from the American Dental Association (2007). He is as an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the Pierre Fouchard Society, an honorary lifetime member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry and the American Dental Association.

Yasmi O. Crystal, DMD, MSc, FAAPD
Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
New York University College of Dentistry

Dr. Crystal has a DDS degree from Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico, a DMD from the University
of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and got her Pediatric Dental specialty training from the University of Rochester. She holds a Masters in Science on Clinical and Translational Research from the NYU Medical School. She is a Diplomate and an Examiner for the written and oral sections of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

CDE Coursework Units:
7 Category I Units

Delta Dental Dentist or Auxiliary - $149
Non-Delta Dental Dentist - $299
Non-Delta Dental Auxiliary - $229

UCSF Faculty/Staff: Please call 415.514.0778.
Tuition includes continental breakfast, electronic course materials (if available), and parking.

Tuition refund, less a $50 cancellation fee, will be issued only for cancellations received in writing at least 3 business days prior to the start date of the course. No refunds will be issued for late cancellations or no-shows. We reserve the right to cancel any course due to circumstances beyond our control; under those circumstances we will refund all course fee payments. Please be aware that UCSF School of Dentistry CDE is not responsible for reimbursement of nonrefundable airline tickets or any other travel expenses in the event that a course is cancelled.

Online registration is closed, but you may register by calling 415-514-0778 or on-site