Fundamentals of Dentifrice: Oral Health Benefits in a Tube
COURSE NUMBER: 410
Paula M. Koenigs, PhD; Robert V. Faller, BS
This course will focus on the most common dentifrice ingredients and the oral health benefits they provide. Upon completion of the course, participants will understand not only the fundamentals of dentifrice ingredients, but also key regula...
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This course will focus on the most common dentifrice ingredients and the oral health benefits they provide. Upon completion of the course, participants will understand not only the fundamentals of dentifrice ingredients, but also key regulatory aspects of the dentifrice market and the role of professional societies in credentialing consumer dentifrices.
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students
Date Course Online:
Jan 16, 2013
Last Revision Date:
Jun 28, 2020
Course Expiration Date:
Jun 27, 2023
AGD Subject Code(s):
Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
- Describe the FDA Monograph system.
- Compare the Monograph system with a New Drug Application (NDA).
- Differentiate between claims for therapeutic and cosmetic benefits.
- Describe the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance program.
- Explain fluoride’s mechanism of action and understand key differences of common fluoride actives.
- List common antiplaque/antigingivitis ingredients in dentifrices and describe their mechanisms of action.
- Compare nerve desensitizing and dentin tubule occluding agents and describe how these agents act to treat dentinal hypersensitivity.
- Name the dentifrice ingredients used to control calculus, stain and bad breath; explain how these agents function.
- Understand the evolution and combination of different benefits in the dentifrice marketplace.
- Describe the role of dentifrice ingredients used to improve esthetics and stability.
- Explain compatibility concerns manufacturers face when formulating a dentifrice.
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- 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.
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