Fluoride Use in Caries Prevention in the Primary Care Setting.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Clark, MB; Keels, MA; Slayton, RL; SECTION ON ORAL HEALTH,

Published Date

  • December 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 146 / 6

PubMed ID

  • 33257404

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-4275

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1542/peds.2020-034637


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States