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Use of Fluoride Therapies in Caries Management and Desensitization

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A review of the characteristics, merits and limitations of various fluoride-based therapies and their potential application to improve patient outcomes.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Explain risk factors for dental caries, as well as fluoride therapies used to prevent or treat caries and dentinal hypersensitivity.
  2. Discuss the efficacy of fluoride varnish and silver diamine fluoride in caries management.
  3. Describe the emerging role of ammonium hexafluorosilicate and nano silver fluoride for treating sensitivity, supporting remineralization, and preventing or arresting caries lesions.

This course was issued in November 2021 and expires November 2024. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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