Evidence-based clinical recommendations on the prescription of dietary fluoride supplements for caries prevention A report of the american dental association council on scientific affairs

R. Gary Rozier, Steven Adair, Frank Graham, Timothy Iafolla, Albert Kingman, William Kohn, David Krol, Steven Levy, Howard Pollick, Gary Whitford, Sheila Strock, Julie Frantsve-Hawley, Krishna Aravamudhan, Daniel M. Meyer

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Abstract

Background. This article presents evidence-based clinical recommendations for the prescription of dietary fluoride supplements. The recommendations were developed by an expert panel convened by the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs (CSA). The panel addressed the following questions: when and for whom should fluoride supplements be prescribed, and what should be the recommended dosage schedule for dietary fluoride supplements? Types of Studies Reviewed. A panel of experts convened by the ADA CSA, in collaboration with staff of the ADA Center for Evidencebased Dentistry, conducted a MEDLINE search to identify publications that addressed the research questions: systematic reviews as well as clinical studies published since the systematic reviews were conducted (June 1,2006). Results. The panel concluded that dietary fluoride supplements should be prescribed only for children who are at high risk of developing caries and whose primary source of drinking water is deficient in fluoride. Clinical Implications. These recommendations are a resource for practitioners to consider in the clinical decision-making process. As part of the evidence-based approach to care, these clinical recommendations should be integrated with the practitioner's professional judgment and the patient's needs and preferences. Providers should carefully monitor the patient's adherence to the fluoride dosing schedule to maximize the potential therapeutic benefit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1480-1489
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American Dental Association
Volume141
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2010

Keywords

  • Caries prevention
  • Clinical recommendations
  • Evidence-based dentistry
  • Fluoride
  • Fluorosis
  • Supplements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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    Rozier, R. G., Adair, S., Graham, F., Iafolla, T., Kingman, A., Kohn, W., Krol, D., Levy, S., Pollick, H., Whitford, G., Strock, S., Frantsve-Hawley, J., Aravamudhan, K., & Meyer, D. M. (2010). Evidence-based clinical recommendations on the prescription of dietary fluoride supplements for caries prevention A report of the american dental association council on scientific affairs. Journal of the American Dental Association, 141(12), 1480-1489. https://doi.org/10.14219/jada.archive.2010.0111