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Drill and fill to Heal and Seal – A Paradigm in Caries Management


August 25, 2023 - 16:00 - 17:00

Topic Description :

Drill and fill to Heal and Seal – A Paradigm in Caries Management


Dental caries is the most common cause of tooth destruction in children. So, early detection and management of incipient lesion, which are present in the initial phase most commonly as whitish spots on enamel surface can prevent loss of tooth structure. There are various methods for the management of incipient lesions; the most effective being use of remineralising agents, use of fluorides and antiplaque agents. Management and prevention of these lesion as early as possible justify the role of a Pediatric and Preventive Dentist hence precluding the severe issues that may arise from tooth destruction.


 The early diagnosis and management of carious lesion is the key to the success of the treatments. Different efforts which must be made in order to decrease incidence of caries include identification and monitoring of bacteria, diet analysis and modification, use of topical fluorides and antimicrobial agents with more evidences about various modalities, In 2016, FDI approved a revised version of the Policy Statement on “Minimal Intervention in the Management of Dental Caries” (2002) which recognized that “an operative (‘surgical’) approach should only be used when specifically indicated, e.g., when cavitation is such that the lesion cannot be arrested, or when there are aesthetic or functional requirements”. The aim was to encourage a shift from a restorative approach of dental caries management to the delivery of preventive dental medicine. Yet in spite of this effort, uptake in daily clinical practice so far has been slow. This presentation will help improve our understanding about the use of preventive techniques and newer technologies, and will direct us into different approaches and interventions; overall encouraging fellow ‘Pediatric & Preventive Dentists’ to emphasise more on the latter speciality of our title.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Early detection of the disease process
  2. Management of incipient caries lesion
  3. Decide which types of non-restorative treatments or interventions could be used to arrest or reverse existing non-cavitated lesions in adults and children
  4. Emphasising on new preventive techniques over conventional techniques
  5. Safety, efficiency, feasibility, and effectiveness of SDF in preventing and arresting caries

Speaker :

Dr. Nishi Grover

Specialist Pediatric & Preventive Dentist
Private Practice – UAE


Dr. Nishi Grover is an acclaimed Pediatric & Preventive Dentist with over seven years of clinical and academic expertise. A university Gold Medalist, she holds MDS and BDS Degrees from Sardar Patel Dental College in Lucknow, India. She is a life member of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry and a founding member of the South Asian Association of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Grover specializes in modern procedures, particularly conscious sedation and general anesthesia when required. Her experience in caring for children with special healthcare needs adds to her exceptional skills. Currently serving at a multi-specialty dental clinic in Abu Dhabi, she previously held the position of Associate Professor at Saraswati Dental College in Lucknow, India.

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The International Congress For Health Specialties – ICHS certifies that The Waterfalls Initiative for Continuous Education who are organizing the Drill and Fill to Heal and Seal – A Paradigm Shift in Caries Management Webinar adopting an online learning format on August 25, 2023 shall be awarded 1 ICHS CME Credits.

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