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The Role of Genetics in Caries Risk and Resistance

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Improved understanding of relevant genetic factors will help increase the precision of caries risk assessment and, ultimately, enable more targeted, personalized interventions that will effectively prevent and manage dental caries.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss the role genetics plays in an individual’s risk or resistance to dental caries.
  2. Explain common concepts and curricula that shape clinician’s outlook on the caries process.
  3. Describe the microbiome and its relationship to caries and health, and the importance of a diverse oral microbiota.

This course was published in the February 2019 issue and expires February 2022. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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