Joana Carvalho

JoannaProfessor Joana Carvalho graduated with a degree in Dentistry in 1978 followed by a Master Degree in Peadodontics from the University of São Paulo, Brazil in 1981. She went on to pursue a PhD degree in the field of Cariology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark in 1992.

Professor Carvalho holds a position as Associate Professor at the School of Dentistry, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. She is also the Associate Editor of Caries Research journal. She teaches Cariology and Restorative Dentistry and advises on theses for postgraduate studies.

Her main research subject is the diagnosis and management of caries disease in children, adolescents and young adults. Clinical studies on occlusal caries are relevant topics of her research.


Non-operative Treatment of Dental Caries and Erosion

Modern concepts of diagnosis and management of dental caries and erosive tooth wear include assessments of caries and erosive active lesions together with their likelihood of further development. The rational of these assessments being that the activity status of both conditions are essential components of overall diagnosis, risk assessment and further treatment decisions. Particularly, caries and erosive active lesions are likely to develop unless measures are implemented to interfere with their progression. The presentation considers clinical and radiographic aspects of development and arrest of dental caries and erosive wear, defines and discusses non-operative treatments. Clinical cases illustrating non-operative treatments of both conditions in daily practice are presented.