Caries Diagnosis, Management and Minimal Intervention Dentistry with Dean Wolff

Feb, 2019
05:30 PM-08:30 PM

William W.M. Cheung Auditorium

Time: 5:00 pm Light Dinner Fare | 5:30 – 8:30 pm Lecture
Registration Fee: Free; registration is required
CE Credits: 3.0 lecture credits
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Course Description

This presentation will include a discussion of current concepts in caries diagnosis, caries risk assessment, non-surgical caries management and management of the deep caries lesion.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be:

  • able to utilize the latest methodologies in the diagnosis of caries and properly classify caries
  • able to utilize caries risk assessment to recommend prevention and radiologic assessment appropriate to the disease risk
  • able to recommend non-surgical therapy
  • able to manage the deep caries lesion


Mark S. Wolff, DDS, PhD joined Penn Dental Medicine as the 12th Dean of the School. He is a celebrated teacher, globally engaged scholar, and deeply experienced clinician. Prior to joining Penn Dental Medicine, he was professor and chair of cariology and comprehensive care at the College of Dentistry at New York University (NYU) and also the College’s senior associate dean for development and alumni relations. Dr. Wolff has completed numerous international research and oral health assessment programs and has been a lifelong advocate and dental provider for individuals with physical, intellectual, and developmental disabilities of all ages. He has served as the principal or co-principal investigator on multiple benchtop and clinical research projects, investigating dental caries, novel remineralizing agents, dental erosion, periodontal disease, dental materials, and dentinal hypersensitivity. He has published over 100 scientific papers, text chapters, and edited multiple textbooks. Dr. Wolff lectures worldwide and is a frequent consultant to the industry. He has been the principal or co-principal investigator on nearly $7.5 million in industrial and National Institute of Health-funded research.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 3.0 continuing education credits.