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Article: Use of professionally administered topical fluorides in Asia

TitleUse of professionally administered topical fluorides in Asia
Authors
KeywordsDental caries
Fluoride
Asian
Preventive dentistry
Dental health services
Issue Date2012
PublisherInternational and American Associations for Dental Research. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.iadr.com/publications/advances/index.html
Citation
Advances in Dental Research, 2012, v. 24 n. 1, p. 11-15 How to Cite?
AbstractProfessionally applied topical fluoride varnish, gel, and solution have been shown to be effective in preventing and in arresting dental caries. Their use in different countries in Asia varies greatly and may not correlate with the dental caries situation of the populations in the countries. In the higher-income countries, use of fluoride varnish and gel is common among dental professionals. In contrast, the use of professionally administered topical fluorides is not common in the lower-income countries. Fluoride varnish, being easy to apply and safe, has been the preferred agent for the prevention of early childhood caries, which is prevalent in many developing countries in Asia. The relatively high cost of professionally administered fluoride agents and the shortage of a dental workforce, especially in lower income countries, have hampered the widespread adoption of these effective caries prevention methods in the private and public dental services. Government health policies should be pursued to lower the cost of treatment, either through incentives for local production and/or elimination of taxes and tariffs on imported fluoride products.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/145805
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dc.contributor.authorLo, ECM-
dc.contributor.authorTenuta, LMA-
dc.contributor.authorFox, CH-
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-20T04:26:22Z-
dc.date.available2012-03-20T04:26:22Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationAdvances in Dental Research, 2012, v. 24 n. 1, p. 11-15-
dc.identifier.issn0895-9374-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/145805-
dc.description.abstractProfessionally applied topical fluoride varnish, gel, and solution have been shown to be effective in preventing and in arresting dental caries. Their use in different countries in Asia varies greatly and may not correlate with the dental caries situation of the populations in the countries. In the higher-income countries, use of fluoride varnish and gel is common among dental professionals. In contrast, the use of professionally administered topical fluorides is not common in the lower-income countries. Fluoride varnish, being easy to apply and safe, has been the preferred agent for the prevention of early childhood caries, which is prevalent in many developing countries in Asia. The relatively high cost of professionally administered fluoride agents and the shortage of a dental workforce, especially in lower income countries, have hampered the widespread adoption of these effective caries prevention methods in the private and public dental services. Government health policies should be pursued to lower the cost of treatment, either through incentives for local production and/or elimination of taxes and tariffs on imported fluoride products.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherInternational and American Associations for Dental Research. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.iadr.com/publications/advances/index.html-
dc.relation.ispartofAdvances in Dental Research-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectDental caries-
dc.subjectFluoride-
dc.subjectAsian-
dc.subjectPreventive dentistry-
dc.subjectDental health services-
dc.titleUse of professionally administered topical fluorides in Asiaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLo, ECM: hrdplcm@hkucc.hku.hk; edward-lo@hku.hk-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0022034511429350-
dc.identifier.pmid22261257-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84856394643-
dc.identifier.hkuros198813-
dc.identifier.volume24-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage11-
dc.identifier.epage15-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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