Is fluoride all it’s cracked up to be?

Aug. 22, 2023
Join Drs. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, David Rice, and Brian Novy in this episode of Dentistry Unmasked, as they peel back the layers of the controversial topic of fluoride.

This episode of Dentistry Unmasked is about things that are accepted in dentistry, but really have no foundation behind them. Today, we’re joined by Dr. Brian Novy! 

We’ll tackle the topic of fluoride—the accepted magical compound that is supposed to cure tooth decay. 

Key takeaways

  • We, as doctors, are pushing an incentive model that has gone away from focusing on prophylaxis­, prevention.
  • We cannot be looking at convenience over literature-driven care.
  • We need to be talking to our teams about why we use fluoride, for whom we use fluoride, and when we use fluoride.
  • Fluoride is not for everyone … but in the right amounts, with the right product combinations, it’s good for many!

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About sponsored guest Dr. Brian Novy

Brian B. Nový, DDS, is the chief dental officer of the Alliance Dental Center, Massachusetts Public Employees Fund. He served as president of the National CAMBRA Coalition and is currently the consumer representative to the United States Food & Drug Administration Dental Products Panel. His awards include the American Dental Association (ADA) Adult Preventive Care Practice of the Year, the Academy of General Dentistry Weclew Award, the Dugoni Award, and the ADA Evidence-Based Dentistry Practice Award. 

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