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Caries Process and Prevention Strategies: Intervention


Robert V. Faller, BS

Credit Hours:

1 Hour(s)


This course is part 9 of a 10-part series entitled Caries Process and Prevention Strategies. This course introduces the dental professional to the important role of fluoride in the prevention and control of dental caries. Systemic and top...

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This course is part 9 of a 10-part series entitled Caries Process and Prevention Strategies. This course introduces the dental professional to the important role of fluoride in the prevention and control of dental caries. Systemic and topical forms of fluoride delivery are discussed as options for the majority of patients, and professional forms of fluoride delivery are discussed as sometimes-necessary measures for high-risk patients with severe caries.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assisting Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Aug 19, 2011

  • Last Revision Date:

    Sep 20, 2021

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Sep 19, 2024

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Be familiar with the history of fluoride in caries control.
  • Discuss how fluoride is processed by the body.
  • Describe how fluoride concentration varies in different parts of the tooth.
  • Identify the multiple ways in which fluoride provides protection from caries.
  • Explain the dental health consequences of too much fluoride exposure.
  • Discuss the primary methods of systemic and topical fluoride delivery.
  • Understand when professional forms of fluoride delivery may be necessary.


  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

Note: Registration is required to take test.


Conflict of Interest Disclosure StatementMr. Faller is a retired employee of P&G.

Robert V Faller

Robert V. Faller


Robert Faller has in excess of 40 years in the Oral Care Research field. He retired from P&G after more than 31 years in Oral Care, where he focused on caries and enamel related research as P&G’s chief cariologist. He is editor of Volume...

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Submission Information

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Newly updated in 2018 by The Procter & Gamble Company, this course was first developed in conjunction with the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) in 2008. ADEA members are encouraged to go to ADEA weTeach® for a user-friendly gateway providing dental, allied dental and other health educators with access to high-quality teaching, learning and assessment resources. Health care faculty at any stage of their career will benefit from these “how-to” resources, and also gain the opportunity to share and publish educational best practices within MedEdPORTAL®. Visit:


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