A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices

Introduction

Introduction – Fluoride Dentifrices

A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices course is a review and update of cosmetic and therapeutic dentifrices, their impact on market shares and the development of multi-benefit dentifrice technologies.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understand the history and development of modern day dentifrices.
  • Discuss the changes from dentifrices that delivered only cosmetic benefits to those that focused on therapeutic benefits; and then back to products that deliver a combination of both.
  • Discuss changes in ingredients and actives, and describe new technologies.
  • Help dental professionals talk to their patients from a position of knowledge about the variety of fluoride dentifrices available in the current marketplace.
  • Help the dental professional understand the connection between modern lifestyle (diet), new emerging issues such as dental erosion and appropriate therapies to help them guide their patients.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. Wefel did consulting work for P&G.
  • Mr. Faller is a retired employee of P&G.

Disclaimer: 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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SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Submission

To have your "proof of completion" information automatically submitted to the AGD, make sure to add your AGD membership number in the field provided on the Share Your Test Score page. Allow at least 30 days for your credit transfer to appear in your AGD account.

Florida CE Broker

In order for your "proof of completion" information to be automatically submitted to Florida CE Broker, add your Florida License number in the field provided on the "Share Your Test Score" page. If you are licensed in multiple states, please enter just your Florida License number. Allow at least 30 days for your credit transfer to appear in your account.

For accurate submissions into the Florida CE Broker system, dentists needs to have a DN in front of their license number and hygienists need to have a DH in front of their license number. The Florida CE Broker System does not accept "0's" in front of the license number.

Louisiana CE Broker

In order for your "proof of completion" information to be automatically submitted to Louisiana CE Broker, add your Louisiana License number in the field provided on the "Share Your Test Score" page. If you are licensed in multiple states, please enter just your Louisiana License number. Allow at least 30 days for your credit transfer to appear in your account.

For accurate submissions into the Louisiana CE Broker system, dentists needs to have a D in front of their license number and hygienists need to have an H in front of their license number. The Louisiana CE Broker System does not accept "0's" in front of the license number.

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