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Clinical Practice Guidelines

Clinical practice guidelines include recommendation statements intended to optimize patient care that are informed by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options. These are the strongest resources to aid dental professionals in clinical decision making and help incorporate evidence gained through scientific investigation into patient care.

The process for developing clinical practice guidelines is described in the ADA Clinical Guidelines Handbook.

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  • Management of Patients with Prosthetic Joints
  • Topical Fluoride
  • Fluoride Supplements
  • Non-Fluoride Caries Preventive Agents
  • Reconstituting Infant Formula
  • Screening for Oral Cancer
  • Sealants
  • Infective Endocarditis (IE)