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Paulo Ribeiro de Melo

- Dentist
- Associate Professor of Cariology and Operative Dentistry at the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Porto (FMDUP)
- Chair of the Department of Oral Public Health of the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto (ISPUP)
- Member of the Epidemiology Research Unit of the ISPUP
- Member of the commission for supervising the National Oral Health Promotion Program (PNPSO) – “dentist voucher” of the Portuguese Directorate-General of Health (DGS)
- Coordinator of the Portuguese Dental Association’s Commission for supervising the Program on Early Diagnosis of Oral Cancer (PIPCO)
- President of the General Council of the Portuguese Dental Association (PDA)
- Member of the Direction Board of the Council of European Dentists (CED)
- Chair of the Working Group Education and Professional Qualifications of the Council of European Dentists (CED)
- Vice-chair of the Public Health Committee of the World Dental Federation (FDI)
- Director of The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) – Portuguese edition
 
Treatment of Non-cavitated Carious Lesions
 
Currently, the diagnosis of early caries lesions and the understanding of caries lesions development in early stages are of utmost importance. With an early diagnosis, the professional can identify the lesion before cavitation. Thus, it is essential to be aware of the best available strategies and tools to treat those lesions in order to avoid enamel breakdown and development of a cavity. Different fluoride products have shown evidence of their effects on treating early lesions and preventing enamel breakdown.
This presentation is aimed to review the diagnosis of non-cavitated lesions and the best practice to intervene with a holistic approach, considering the products available for the treatment of white spot lesions and the intervention on other caries risk factors (determinants).