Caries Management Clinical Practice Guidelines
The four guidelines will cover the following topics.
In 2018, a panel of experts convened by the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs presented clinical recommendations for the use of nine nonrestorative caries treatments, including the ADA's first-ever recommendations for silver diamine fluoride (SDF). View nonrestorative caries treatment guideline
A panel of experts convened by the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs will present recommendations for the use of professionally applied interventions and other management strategies (such as diet and at-home oral hygiene) to decrease the incidence of caries and modify the course of the disease. Email EBD@ADA.org to receive guideline updates
In summer 2022, public comments were accepted for the upcoming guideline on restorative treatments for caries lesions. The guideline recommends which direct restorative materials and caries removal approaches to use for primary and permanent teeth. Learn more
A panel of experts convened by the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs will present clinical recommendations for tools and methods used for the early detection and diagnosis of carious lesions. Email EBD@ADA.org to receive guideline updates