CDE: [Excellence in Restorative Dentistry Lecture Series] Caries, Diagnosis and Risk Assessment

Oct, 2019
12:00 PM-01:00 PM
Oct, 2019
05:00 PM-06:00 PM
Oct, 2019
12:00 PM-01:00 PM
Oct, 2019
12:00 PM-01:00 PM

Penn Dental Medicine
B-13 Auditorium

Time: October 14, 2019 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Lunch provided
October 22, 2019 | 5:00 – 6:00 pm | Lite fare provided
October 23, 2019 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Lunch provided
October 25, 2019 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Lunch provided
Registration Fee: Free; Registration is required for CE credit.
CE Credits: 1.0 lecture credit


This presentation will review the caries process, the contemporary diagnosis of caries from the initial demineralization through deep lesions, the development of a risk assessment and appropriate prevention plan for caries.

Educational Objectives

  • How to properly diagnose caries and activity.
  • How to develop an appropriate risk management plan.
  • How to non-surgically manage early caries lesions and prevent caries development.


Mark S. Wolff, DDS, PhD, is the Morton Amsterdam Dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and a Professor in the Department of Preventative and Restorative Dentistry. Formerly he was a Professor and Chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care and Associate Dean for Pre-doctoral Clinical Education and Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations at the New York University College of Dentistry. He has designed, developed, and implemented an extensive curriculum in caries risk assessment and has designed dental information systems to assist dental schools in monitoring the risk of the entire dental patient population. Dr. Wolff has completed numerous national and international research and oral health assessment programs. Dr. Wolff started his dental career as a private practitioner, creating a family practice that focused on the medically compromised and disabled patients of all ages. He has been a lifelong advocate and educator for individuals with physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities through the lifespan.

Dr. Wolff received his DDS degree and PhD in Oral Biology and Pathology from Stony Brook University. He has served as the principal or co-principal investigator on multiple bench top 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 world-wide and is a frequent consultant to industry. He has been the principal or co-principal investigator on more than $9.0 million in industrial and National Institute of Health funded research. Prior to joining the NYU College of Dentistry in 2005, he served as Associate Dean at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, where he helped develop and implement the first completely computerized dental record. Under his leadership, NYU DENTISTRY implemented extensive clinical programs of caries and health risk assessments, minimal intervention dentistry, tobacco cessation, evidence based dental education, community-based dentistry and dental care for all patients through the life-cycle. He frequently serves as a media source for information on consumer issues and hosted an annual radio series on dental issues on satellite radio.

Disclosure: Dr. Mark Wolff has received an honorarium and travel reimbursement as a speaker for Colgate Palmolive. He has also received compensation as a consultant to Colgate Palmolive.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credits.