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Minimally Invasive and Minimal Intervention

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We like to say that dentistry is the only health care wing that trys to put itself out of business. The use of preventive materials has really taken on a new life. We have more than just fluoride and finger wagging at our disposal.

The idea of fluoride disappearing has some people a little nervous, until now we've been applying it indiscriminately to all the teeth and admonished patients who questioned our techniques. Fluoride science has taken a giant leap forward with the application of a new fluoride disc that is placed directly between teeth, where the highest incidence of decay occurs. 

Join our discussion on this new way to apply fluoride in the office, and get remarkable results and get approval from those against the use of fluoride because of its unique site specific application. 

Our guest, Dr. A. Jodaikin received his dental BDS and MSc degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and thereafter his basic science PhD from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. His scientific interests cover  tooth structure, dental materials and tooth-restoration interfaces. His pioneer research at the molecular level within these fields has been recognized and achieved awards, including an Elida Gibbs Research Award, a Colgate Palmolive Prize, and the Weizmann Institute Reshoff Memorial prize.

Dr. Jodaikin's 25 years of clinical experience mixed with his strong research background is a synthesis which dominates his outlook on oral health.  Indeed, his clinical awareness of the lack of effective prevention between teeth gave rise to the Phocal concept which he  developed.


Producer: Shirley Gutkowski