Fundamentals of Dentifrice: Oral Health Benefits in a Tube

Introduction
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Introduction – Fundamentals of Dentifrice

The Fundamentals of Dentifrice: Oral Health Benefits in a Tube 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.

Learning Objectives

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.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Paula M. Koenigs was a full-time employee of P&G.
  • Robert V. Faller is a retired employee of P&G.

Disclaimers:

  • 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.

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Acknowledgements

To Mr. Robert V. Faller for assistance developing the course.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Submission
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CE Broker
For all states that use CE Broker for licensure, “proof of completions” are electronically reported the first of every month. If a course was taken in November, the “proof of completion” will be submitted the beginning of December.

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