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Preventive Strategies: Fluorides and Antimicrobial Rinses

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Friday, September 12, 2014


Durinda Mattana, RDH, BSDH, MS, 

Erin Relich, RDH, BSDH, MSA

Course Overview

This course will provide current information on the safe and effective use of over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription fluorides and antimicrobial agents. As oral health professionals we know that the use of fluoride in a variety of ways is one of the most effective prevention measures and clinical interventions we can utilize. Antimicrobial agents can also be an effective adjunct to mechanical methods. Based on the most recent and available evidence, this course will update the clinician on current fluoride guidelines, new products, and the effective use of professional and OTC fluoride and antimicrobial rinses and irrigation.

Course Objectives

At the completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Choose appropriate professional and OTC fluoride therapies based on patients’ caries risk assessment
  • Compare and contrast various fluoride home products (OTC and Rx)
  • Design a fluoride prevention plan for an individual patient
  • Be familiar with scientific evidence regarding antimicrobial agents and oral irrigation


Royal Park Hotel, Rochester, MI
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Includes a light breakfast and refreshments.

Dentists - $125; Allied - $75
UDM Alumni: Dentists - $112.50; Allied - $67.50

If you choose to pay for a continuing education course by check, please note that the check must be received by UDM within ten (10) days of registration. If the check is not received within ten (10) days of registration, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the course and will remove you from the course roster and you will forfeit your held seat. If you register less than ten (10) days prior to the start of a course, payment will be accepted up to the course start time. If additional time is required, please contact 313-494-6626 prior to registering to make a payment arrangement.


9:00 AM to 12:00 PM; Registration table opens half an hour before the course begins.

CDE Credits

3 hours (Lecture)

Registration Policy

For your convenience you may register up until 3:00pm on the day prior to the start of the course with no additional charge. An additional non-refundable fee of $20 dollars per person, per course will be assessed to any registrations received after 3:00pm the day prior to a course or to any same day or walk in registrations.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

A full refund less $25 will be granted if notification of cancellation is received by the Institute for Advanced Continuing Dental Education office two weeks (14 or more days) prior to the start of the course. If a cancellation is received less than two weeks (13 or less days) prior to the start of this lecture course, a full refund less $100 will be granted. Refunds cannot be given for same day cancellations or no-shows.

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