Caries Vaccine Development: 1 hour

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An overview of the current research to develop an effective vaccine to prevent dental caries.  Reviews the current theory of caries development and the understanding of dental caries as a communicable disease. Discusses the scientific and moral imperative to develop a vaccine and the outlook for development, manufacture and distribution of such a vaccine in the future.  Reviews the differences in approach utilizing passive vs. active immunity to fight caries.  Reviews the different delivery mechanisms for caries vaccines and the efficacy and duration of protection offered by caries vaccines tested to date.  Reviews the specific antigens currently tested to promote a host immune response to fight caries. California Dental Board approved CE. AGD PACE National approved CE. Remote self-directed distance learning online dental continuing education course.

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  • 5
    End of caries

    Posted by Connie, RDH on Jun 21st 2023

    In this age of vaccines this would be awesome: would let us concentrate on perio and put aside most restorative

  • 5
    Future of Dentistry

    Posted by Randal James DMD on Oct 6th 2022

    Great reminder that caries is an infectious disease, relevant in this age of Covid vaccines being developed so quickly.

  • 5
    Caries Vaccine

    Posted by Laura Lang, RDA on Jun 15th 2022

    Facsinating course about preventing caries with a vaccine, especially timely with all the constant press about the Covid vaccines. Pretty soon patients will only need a hygienist and an orthodontist- no more cavities to fill!

  • 5
    Vaccine for caries

    Posted by Pat Assadi DDS on Jun 12th 2022

    Amazing more is not written about this when all these Covid vaccines are being developed so quickly. Lots of insight regarding a vaccine that could change the face of restorative dentistry.

  • 5
    Kerry Hanson Caries Vaccine

    Posted by Kerry Hanson on May 15th 2020

    Kerry Hanson it is great to get this information