Keys to Success - Released June 2016

Guidelines to Creating a Budget

by Danielle Apostolon, Senior SNS Project Manager

A budget is a forecast of revenue and expenses based on assumptions, program goals and strategies.  Typically a budget is created for the upcoming year and is not revised unless anything drastically changes in the dental program.

This module will take a look at Interim Therapeutic Restoration, or ITR. You’ll learn how this restorative technique stabilizes active lesions so that caries does not continue to progress. Taking a look at the three stages of disease and corresponding levels of prevention will help you identify how ITR can help individual patients. You’ll even see the steps involved in performing ITR. Whether you’ve heard of ITR before or not, you’ll come away from this module with a better understanding of its benefits and how it might fit into your practice.

This module will take a look at Dental Caries Management: Age 6 through Adult. You'll learn about dental caries risk assessment and disease management for patients age 6 through adult. 

This module will take a look at Dental Caries Management: Newborn to Age 5. You’ll learn about specialized disease management of dental caries for infants and toddlers, newborn to age five.

This module will take a look at Dental Caries Management: Perinatal. You'll see how you can apply the preventive approach to perinatal oral health care. We will cover the current science, policies, clinical guidelines, and opportunities for providing improved care.

In this module you will take a look at Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA). You'll gain a deeper understanding of one risk assessment system known as Caries Management by Risk Assessment, or CAMBRA. We'll cover what you need to know about CAMBRA and the difference between CAMBRA and traditional care. You'll also learn how to access established CAMBRA support networks.

This module will take a look at Caries Risk Assessment. You'll learn about risk assessment and disease management and how you can identify and explain risk factors and disease indicators for different age groups.

This module will take a look at Caries as a Chronic Disease. You will learn more about the causes, stages and proliferation of dental caries, with an emphasis on the risk factors for the disease and the protective factors that can prevent it

This module will take a look at Implementing a Culture of Disease Management. You will learn about making the transition from a traditional dental practice to a prevention-focused practice.

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