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01/03/2014

UCSF to host C.E. course on CAMBRA


The University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry will host a C.E. course on Caries Management By Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) beginning in March for dentists interested in implementing the strategies in their practice.

Coursera: Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) will be led by John D.B. Featherstone, MSc, PhD, Professor and Dean, UCSF School of Dentistry, from March 31 to May 12 and will teach attendees to immediately apply “caries management by risk assessment” into their clinical setting or into their personal health care.

Caries Management By Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) is a research-based, systematic approach to integrate caries risk assessment as a centerpiece of the dental practice. CAMBRA aims to diagnose and prevent caries through the process of assessing a patient’s risk for caries by examining various health and lifestyle factors as part of their regular dental checkup.

The UCSF course can be taken for free. Twelve units of California Continuing Dental Education Credit are available for $189; $69 for Coursera Signature Track; and $120 for UCSF Dentistry CDE. CDE Credit will be awarded upon certified completion of the course, payment of both fees and presentation of Coursera Signature Track to UCSF Continuing Dental Education. Attendees can expect four to six hours of course time per week.

This will be the second time UCSF has held the course. Last September, 8,000 people from more than 30 countries signed up.

To register, visit UCSF’s website.

The CDA Foundation has assisted the CAMBRA research project throughout its development stages. With the support of a grant received from UnitedHealthcare, for example, the project partners were able to develop the study’s protocols and recruit dentists in private and public practice to participate. The CDA Foundation has supported the CAMBRA approach through past events as well. In early 2011, for example, the CDA Foundation hosted a CAMBRA Symposium in San Francisco. The symposium gathered a wide range of stakeholders within dentistry. Representatives from universities, third-party payers, private and public practice and philanthropy were among the speakers.

Those interested in receiving a full project overview for more information can contact Rolande Tellier Loftus, program director, at Rolande@tellierassociates.com or Peter Rechmann, DDS, PhD, at RechmannP@DENTISTRY.UCSF.edu.

For more information on CAMBRA and the efforts of the CDA Foundation, visit cdafoundation.org/CAMBRA.