Dentists, Drugs, and Decisions: Introduction to Part I‐Therapeutic Drugs

Katherine Kula

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Numerous dental therapeutic agents or drugs are available over the counter or with prescription for patient use at home or in a professional office. Knowledge of the processes by which these agents are evaluated for safety and efficacy by the FDA and ADA is necessary for dental professionals to make intelligent decisions concerning their use. Several examples of problems with drug/cosmetic evaluations are cited.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-328
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of public health dentistry
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1992


  • ADA
  • FDA
  • dental drugs
  • efficacy
  • evaluation
  • safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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