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The vast majority of patients who walk into dental offices have initial carious lesions, mainly on interproximal surfaces, and often these are not treated effectively. With the overall aim of improving conventional approaches to treating early carious lesions, Swiss dental company vVARDIS hosted a two-day symposium last October, evolving around Curodont Repair Fluoride Plus, a non-invasive, pain-free solution for those lesions that works on every surface and does not stain teeth.
The symposium—themed as a call to action: “Don’t wait. Treat watch areas today. The solution for early caries is here.”—the symposium resented a deep dive into the innovative remineralization therapy of early carious lesions provided by Curodont Repair Fluoride Plus. The speakers discussed scientific, clinical, commercial, team building and ethical aspects of adopting this technology in dental practices.
In the opening session of the symposium, Drs Haleh and Golnar Abivardi, co-founders and CEOs of vVARDIS, shared that their goal is to make this breakthrough technology accessible to everyone. The Swiss dentists and sisters began their quest early in their careers while operating a public pediatric clinic, at which they treated numerous children, many from low-income families. During this time, they witnessed first-hand the struggles of many children suffering from poor oral health. Upon encountering the technology behind Curodont Repair, they recognized the potential to bring about a major innovation in caries prevention and early treatment. This led to the founding of vVARDIS.
Dr Brian B. Nový was one of the first dentists in the U.S. to use Curodont Repair Fluoride Plus to treat early caries. He has treated many patients with the product, including those with special needs and individuals suffering from conditions like trigeminal neuralgia. In his symposium lecture, Dr Nový showed cases providing evidence for effectiveness of the technology and highlighted its potential to make dental care fear-free and accessible to a broader patient base.
In their respective lectures, dental hygienist Misty Mattingly, chief dental hygiene officer at dental service organization Sage Dental, and dental hygienist Wendy Briggs, who is also a strategic adviser, coach and author, demonstrated how adopting Curodont Repair Fluoride Plus can increase productivity. Mattingly presented the smooth workflow her team developed, which has increased the synergies in the dental team and continues to provide holistic non-invasive care to patients. Briggs explained how she coaches dental practices worldwide to enhance synergies and productivity within their teams.
Dr Michael Scialabba, chief clinical officer at dental service organization 42 North Dental, shared his experiences gained from pilot programs that his organization conducted for Curodont Repair Fluoride Plus. He shared how Curodont coupled with the power of artificial intelligence (AI), has led to remarkable outcomes, high case acceptance, superior experience for patients and clinicians, and excellent measurable results.
The improved diagnostic capability provided by AI perfectly complements the treatment of early lesions with Curodont. Will Weber, who is at the forefront of AI initiatives at Henry Schein One, showed how AI detection can significantly improve caries identification and reduces false positives, creating the ideal setup for the application of Curodont.
All sessions of the vVARDIS symposium can be watched on-demand and free of charge at www.vvardis-campus.com. Dental professionals have the opportunity to earn up to three continuing education credits.