Fluoride Use in Caries Prevention in the Primary Care Setting.
Dental caries remains the most common chronic disease of childhood in the United States. Caries is a largely preventable condition, and fluoride has proven effectiveness in caries prevention. This clinical report aims to clarify the use of available fluoride modalities for caries prevention in the primary care setting and to assist pediatricians in using fluoride to achieve maximum protection against dental caries, while minimizing the likelihood of enamel fluorosis. Fluoride varnish application is now considered the standard of care in pediatric primary care. This report highlights administration, billing, and payment information regarding the fluoride varnish procedure.
Clark, MB; Keels, MA; Slayton, RL; SECTION ON ORAL HEALTH,
Volume / Issue
Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)