ADA Clinical Recommendations

 Developed under the sponsorship of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs and the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry, clinical recommendations are useful tools that can be used by practitioners in conjunction with their clinical judgment and their patients' needs and preferences to make evidence-based treatment decisions.

 

ADA Clinical Recommendations do not constitute standards of care but instead are a useful tool that can be applied in making evidence-based treatment decisions. The following links provide information on the process used to develop evidence-based clinical recommendations.

ADA Clinical Practice Guidelines Handbook

Criteria for Disseminating Evidence-Based Guidelines Developed by External Agencies

Topical Fluoride - UPDATED November 2013

Topical fluoride for caries prevention: Full report of the updated clinical recommendations and supporting systematic review
Executive Summary: Topical fluoride for caries prevention: Executive summary of the updated clinical recommendations and supporting systematic review

Chairside Guide: Topical Fluoride

American Dental Association and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) - Co-developed evidence-based guideline on the Prevention of Orthopaedic Implant Infection in Patients Undergoing Dental Procedures:

Full Guideline: Prevention of Orthopaedic Implant Infection in Patients Undergoing Dental Procedures
Executive Summary: Prevention of Orthopaedic Implant Infection in Patients Undergoing Dental Procedures

Chairside Guide: Shared Decision-Making Tool: An aid to help balance clinical information and treatment options with patient preferences

Non-Fluoride Caries Preventive Agents

ADA Systematic Review and Clinical Recommendations for Non-Fluoride Caries Preventive Agents
Executive Summary: Nonfluoride caries-preventive agents: Executive summary of evidence-based clinical recommendations

Chairside Guide: Chairside Guide

Fluoride Supplements

Evidence-Based Clinical Recommendations on the Prescription of Dietary Fluoride Supplements for Caries Prevention

Reconstituting Infant Formula

Evidence-Based Clinical Recommendations Regarding Fluoride Intake From Reconstituted Infant Formula and Enamel Fluorosis

Chairside Guide: Infant Formula

Screening for Oral Cancer

Evidence-Based Clinical Recommendations Regarding Screening for Oral Squamous Cell Carcinomas

Chairside Guide: Screening for Oral Cancer

Sealants

Evidence-Based Clinical Recommendations for the Use of Pit-and-Fissure Sealants
Executive Summary: Evidence-Based Clinical Recommendations for the Use of Pit-and-Fissure Sealants

Chairside Guide: Sealants

Evidence-Based Guidelines from External Agencies

Infective Endocarditis

Prevention of infective endocarditis: Guidelines from the American Heart Association

Tobacco

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: Clinical Practice Guidelines from the US Department of Health and Human Services