In the past 200 years, dentistry has reached an impressive development. We can now replace teeth even in extreme circumstances like severe bone resorption and give them a natural aspect. We can rebuild teeth to make them look even better than natural ones. We can make minimally invasive treatments of decays. We’re proud of our final results, but we can’t assure they will last for a long time because we learn how to repair but we don't know how to maintain. We think prevention is a matter of fluorides. But even though decays prevalence has fallen down, we still can not assure lifelong teeth preservation to our patients. We can not even assure lifelong teeth preservation to our selves. Where is the problem, then? The main reason for tooth loss is periodontitis and not decays. iTOP is a revolutionary prevention philosophy based on all the knowledge we have since over 200 years which creates a program tailored to every patient individually.
- Explain the individually trained oral prophylaxis (iTOP) philosophy and background to it
- To illustrate the revolutionary « Touch to Teach (T2T) » concept and the importance of the whole dental team involvement in coming patients personal oral health coach