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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.