Co-host: Tammy Valadakis
Course #1 “Non-Invasive Clinical Protocols for Arresting and Inhibiting Dental Caries.” 7:00pm -9:00pm
2 CE cdts (virtual)
Speaker: John S. Echternach, D.D.S.
7:10: Speaker intro ( read a short bio and title of presentation:
The program reviews and explains all up-to-date clinical treatments to arrest and inhibit decay using non-invasive and minimally invasive techniques. This includes an in-depth explanation of the science, both chemistry and biology, behind the use of these 21st century chemotherapeutic agents. A thorough review of current literature and research pertaining to the efficacy and safety of these agents. Also guidance for educating patients and creative ways to optimize use of CDT codes. After taking this program, a provider will be proficiently trained to utilize these protocols.
Presented by: Dr. John S. Echternach, DDS.
John S. Echternach, D.D.S., is a retired general dentist who maintained a private practice in Henniker, NH, for 40 years. He has been an active member of the American Dental Association, the New Hampshire Dental Society (NHDS) and Concord Dental Society (CDS}. His role in organized dentistry includes more than 16 years in a leadership capacity in both the NHDS and the CDS.
In his retirement, John has assumed the role as a teacher of healthcare professionals with his focus on the science and clinical applications of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) and glass ionomer materials, the use of Teledentistry for supervising remote primary dental care, and working to enhance the role of dental staff and other health care auxiliaries to expand primary clinical care. After learning about the uses of SDF toward the end of his career, he successfully used this method on both children and adults for the last three years in his Henniker practice.
In his spare time, Dr. Echternach enjoys bike riding, snow shoeing and hiking with his wife, Judie. He has practiced and taught Tai Chi for more than 30 years and restores old clocks in his cozy clock shop.