1180 Fluoride Varnish Migration and Fluoride Bioavailability

Saturday, March 24, 2012: 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Presentation Type: Oral Session
P. KLAIBER, 3M ESPE, Saint Paul, MN, and V. KOLB, 3M ESPE, St. Paul, MN

Conclusions: Varnish A was present on statistically significantly more surfaces than varnish B and varnish C, demonstrating its ability to migrate across tooth surfaces after application.  Varnish A also exhibited greater salivary fluoride concentrations 1hr after application suggesting the unique migration performance provides higher levels of bioavailable fluoride, in vivo.

  Study supported by 3M ESPE.    

Keywords: Dental materials, Fluoride, Human, Preventive dentistry and Saliva
Presenting author's disclosure statement: I am an employee of 3M ESPE Dental Products Laboratory.