A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices

Introduction

Introduction – Fluoride Dentifrices

A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices course is a review and update of cosmetic and therapeutic dentifrices, their impact on market shares and the development of multi-benefit dentifrice technologies.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Understand the history and development of modern day dentifrices.
  • Discuss the changes from dentifrices that delivered only cosmetic benefits to those that focused on therapeutic benefits; and then back to products that deliver a combination of both.
  • Discuss changes in ingredients and actives, and describe new technologies.
  • Help dental professionals talk to their patients from a position of knowledge about the variety of fluoride dentifrices available in the current marketplace.
  • Help the dental professional understand the connection between modern lifestyle (diet), new emerging issues such as dental erosion and appropriate therapies to help them guide their patients.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. Wefel did consulting work for P&G.
  • Mr. Faller is a retired employee of P&G.

Disclaimer: Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

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