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Archive of ADA Clinical Practice Guidelines

Below is a list of clinical practice guidelines previously published by the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry that are now outdated.

  • "Evidence-Based Clinical Recommendations Regarding Screening for Oral Squamous Cell Carcinomas." Rethman, Michael P. et al. The Journal of the American Dental Association 2010;141(5):509-520.
  • "Evidence-Based Clinical Recommendations on the Prescription of Dietary Fluoride Supplements for Caries Prevention." Rozier, R. Gary et al. The Journal of the American Dental Association 2010;141(12):1480-1489.
  • "Evidence-Based Clinical Recommendations Regarding Fluoride Intake From Reconstituted Infant Formula and Enamel Fluorosis." Berg, Joel et al. The Journal of the American Dental Association 2011;142(1):79-87.

Obsolescence of these guidelines has occurred because the guideline's recommendations are no longer based on the best available evidence and/or the guideline has been replaced by an updated guideline.

Identifying such guidelines as outdated is in accordance with common standards. According to the National Academies' "Standards for Developing Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines," guidelines "should be updated when new evidence suggests the need for modification of clinically important recommendations." And the National Guideline Clearinghouse maintained by the US Department of Health & Human Services only catalogs a guideline's most recent iteration. In alignment with these standards, the guidelines listed above are now considered outdated.