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Current issue of ADA Professional Product Review available now

August 19, 2015

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The July 2015 issue of ADA Professional Product Review, available online, includes an ADA laboratory fluoride varnish evaluation and a clinical discussion about dermal fillers and Botox.

ADA laboratory researchers tested the amount of fluoride released from seven commercially available sodium fluoride varnishes to establish a standard test method that measures the rate of fluoride release.

Among other findings, the lab found that quickly releasing varnish may be more effective in preventing caries and treating hypersensitivity, but more clinical studies are needed.

"Understanding the varied rates of fluoride release among the varnishes tested and the potential clinical implications will help guide dentists on the product that is best for their practice,” said Dr. David Sarrett, PPR editor.

The July issue also includes insights about the use of Botox and dermal fillers from three clinicians.

"You will find our expert panel discusses the pros, cons, benefits, risks and complications of the use of Botox and dermal fillers and how these products are currently used in dentistry,” Dr. Sarrett said.

The ADA Professional Product Review launched in 2006 under the guidance of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs with the intent of providing ADA members with content compiled from the best available sources. The information aims to be user-friendly, unbiased, clinically relevant and scientifically sound.

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