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Group working to get more students dental exams, preventive care
Early Smiles Sacramento, a program of the nonprofit organization Center for Oral Health, has launched an oral health program that aims to increase the number of school-aged children who undergo dental exams and fluoride varnish application.
November 9, 2023
This killer combination takes a bite out of caries
The combination of ferumoxytol, an iron replacement, and stannous fluoride may eliminate dental caries in high-risk patients, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.
November 7, 2023
Should the AAPD create a guide about fluoride-free alternatives?
Dentists regularly meet with parents who shun fluoride for their kids, yet there is no guidance from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) about alternatives.
September 26, 2023
The dental hygienist’s role in recommending, applying, and billing SDF
A new Current Procedural Terminology code for silver diamine fluoride (SDF) goes into effect July 1. Here's what you need to know.
June 7, 2023
Fluoride varnish no more effective than placebo in preventing kids' caries
Topical application of a fluoride varnish was not any more effective than placebo in a trial for preventing approximal caries.
June 7, 2023
CDC: Fluoride levels in water systems too low to stop caries
Some public water systems were below optimal fluoridation levels, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
June 6, 2023
Water fluoridation may trump free dental care in preventing tooth decay
Exposure to water fluoridation during childhood was linked to much lower rates of tooth decay-related treatment, but there was no comparable association between caries and the introduction of nationwide free dental care.
May 16, 2023
Agency removes fluoride hazard classification
The latest draft monograph from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Toxicology Program has removed the hazard classification of fluoride.
March 24, 2023
Week in Review: High-strength fluoride considerations | Is inflation an opportunity? | Teeth scaling on TikTok
March 10, 2023
What to consider when prescribing high-strength fluoride
Using a high-strength prescription fluoride toothpaste or gel may boost the remineralization of teeth in adults under ideal conditions, but it's unclear how well it works in a real-world setting, according to a commentary published in the
Journal of the American Dental Association
March 5, 2023
Week in Review: SDF vs. sealants | Can a $20M program solve the staffing shortage? | We're heading to Chicago!
February 17, 2023
SDF comparable to sealants for preventing cavities
A dose of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) brushed onto children's teeth as part of a school-based oral health program prevents cavities as effectively as sealants, according to a study published on February 9 in
JAMA Network Open
February 13, 2023
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