Foster City Dental Office Uses Digital Technology to Prevent the Most Common Oral Health Problem

July 14, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
July 14, 2015 - Foster City, CA Dr. Richard Kinsel, of Peninsula Dental-Facial Esthetics, helps patients prevent or reverse dental cavities with a system called CAMBRA.

CAMBRA is a sophisticated system that assesses the oral health of patients who have dental caries, or who may be at risk for this common oral health issue. CAMBRA, which stands for CAries Management By Risk Assessment, places patients in a category of either high, medium, or low risk and gives Dr. Kinsel a guide for how to go about preventing or correcting these problems. CAMBRA can be described as a medical model for treating tooth decay, including the use of certain medications that help re-mineralize teeth, which prevents the need for drilling teeth to treat caries.

Dr. Kinsel co-developed a mobile app (myCAMBRA) that helps any dentist easily obtain information about the patient's oral health and assess their risk level for dental caries. The myCAMBRA app is approved by the University of California, School of Dentistry in San Francisco and is available through the iTunes store.
For patients who have already developed cavities, this system helps conservatively repair teeth, and limits the negative effect that decay may have on other surrounding teeth. Dr. Kinsel sees this method of treating cavities as a revolutionary approach to dentistry, one that will empower patients to seek care and allow him to repair and prevent tooth decay in a way that supports best oral health.

In conjunction with the CAMBRA system, Dr. Kinsel helps patients achieve and retain healthy teeth by customizing oral heath regimens that help prevent decay. For more information about assessing risk for dental caries, Dr. Kinsel encourages patients to visit his website at pdfesthetics.com.

About Richard Kinsel, DDS
Dr. Kinsel has maintained a private practice in Foster City, California for over 30 years. His practice emphasizes esthetic dentistry, dental implants, dentures, and comprehensive oral rehabilitations. Dr. Kinsel is a fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration, a fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and a member of the American Prosthodontic Society. He has several publications in peer-reviewed journals and has presented numerous seminars both nationally and internationally. He is also on the editorial review committee of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. Dr. Richard Kinsel is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry.

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