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Dr. Robert Weyant is Associate Dean of Dental Public Health and Community Outreach and Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Health at the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He also currently serves on the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs. Dr. Weyant was the chair of the Expert Panel who developed the 2013 update of the Clinical Recommendations for Topical Fluorides for Caries Prevention.
In this podcast, Dr. Weyant discusses the 2013 clinical recommendations for topical fluoride agents to prevent dental caries, including professionally-applied and prescription-strength, home-use products. He discusses why the update was necessary and the process that was used to generate the clinical recommendations. An executive summary of the systematic review was published in the November 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association. You can read the full report and download your free chairside guide at ebd.ada.org/ClinicalRecommendations.aspx.
Dr. Tim Wright is a pediatric dentist by training and has a full time academic appointment as Chairman of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of North Carolina and currently serves as the Chair of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs.
In this podcast, Dr. Wright discusses the available modalities and clinical effectiveness of non-fluoride caries preventive agents.
A multidisciplinary expert panel convened by the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs concluded that certain non-fluoride agents may provide additional benefit as adjunctive therapies in children and adults at higher risk for developing caries. On the basis of available evidence, the panel recommended the use of sucrose-free polyol chewing gum, xylitol lozenges or hard candy, and a mixture of chlorhexidine-thymol varnish for certain populations. Listen to learn more.
An executive summary of the systematic review was published in the September 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) .
You can read the full report here and download your free chairside guide.