Oral Health Product Evaluation: Putting Evidence to Practice

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Durinda Mattana, RDH, BSDH, MS, 

Course Overview

Working through the maze of oral health products is confusing for consumers and professionals alike. Many times patients use a product that that does not address any of their oral health issues and professionals use/recommend products based on familiarity and promotion rather than current evidence. This program will outline an evidence-based approach to evaluating a new product and present current evidence regarding power toothbrushes, dentifrices, ACP products, and more!

Course Objectives

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

  • Utilize the principles of Evidence-based Dentistry to recommend an oral health product for a patient.
  • Discuss the differences between FDA and ADA approval of oral health products, the role of the FTC, as well as the guidelines and approval process for acceptance of a product by the American Dental Association (ADA).
  • Explain oral health product labeling in terms of active and inactive ingredients.
  • Review current evidence regarding dentifrices, amorphous calcium phosphates (ACP), products for dentin hypersensitivity, and powered toothbrushes.


The Baronette Renaissance, Novi, MI
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Includes a light snack and refreshments.
Dentist - $125; Allied - $75
UDM Alumni: Dentist - $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.


6:00 PM to 9:00 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 3:00 p.m. 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 3:00 p.m. the day prior to a course or to any same day or walk in registrations.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Unless otherwise posted, 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 a lecture only course, a full refund less $100 will be granted. If a cancellation is received less than two weeks (13 or less days) prior to the start of a hands-on course, no refund will be granted.  Refunds cannot be given for same any day cancellations or no-shows.

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