It’s All Fine, with Povidone Iodine
This seminar is Sponsored by Elevate Oral Care
Date: Monday December 11, 2023 Time: 8pm to 10pm EST
1) Discuss caries risk assessment and help clinicians identify at-risk patients
2) Create an understanding of how to use Povidone Iodine for caries prevention
3) Describe safety profile for Povidone Iodine
4) Analyze/Debunk Myths around Povidone Iodine
5) Describe recommended protocol for Povidone Iodine
Dental caries in young children has a multifactorial etiology; therefore, preventive measures usually involve a combination of dietary counseling, oral hygiene, and fluoride application. None of these interventions specifically targets Streptococcus mutans, the chief pathogen for caries. Furthermore, children who have had “one-time” restorative treatment completed under general anesthesia (GA) often quickly develop new caries following treatment. Therefore, current methods of caries management that are limited to traditional preventive approaches in combination with restorative treatments have proved inadequate to control the disease. ¹ Chlorhexidine and Sodium fluoride have traditionally been used as antibacterial agents. However, both agents contain limitations in the pediatric population. Chlorhexidine uptake and release is highly pH dependent and requires frequent application with an unpleasant taste. Fluorides have had problems with ingestion and toxicity. ² While critical in the prevention of dental caries for decades, topical fluoride by itself may not be effective enough to prevent tooth decay in high-risk populations. ³ Iodine, a necessary nutrient, has some positive oral implications. Iodine solutions are well known for their ability to suppress ms (Streptococcus mutans) dental populations when topically applied to the teeth. ⁴ Several studies have reported suppression of S. mutans or plaque reduction by PVP-I (Povidone Iodine) in children with severe early childhood caries (S-ECC). The addition of PVP-I to a NaF containing tooth varnish and its application to not-yet carious teeth prevented new lesions significantly better in a population of children at high risk for caries than a comparator varnish containing NaF only. ³ PVP-I or betadine is a potent microbicidal agent with several advantages over other iodine solutions. The 10% PVP-I solution contains 90% water, 8.5% polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and only 1% iodide. ¹ PVP delivers free iodine directly to the bacterial cell surface. Iodine targets are located in the bacterial cytoplasm and cytoplasmic membrane, and its cidal action takes place in a matter of seconds. ²Positive outcomes have been demonstrated for PVP-I in controlling the incidence of new carious lesions for children at risk of developing extensive caries. ¹ One time treatment with Povidone Iodine effectively reduced the microbial counts for up to 3 months. ² As Elevate Oral Care continues to be a leader in preventive dentistry, be on the lookout for an exciting product very soon!
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Instructor: Hayley Buckner, RDH, BS, is the Professional Relations Manager and Preventive Care Consultant Supervisor for Elevate Oral Care. Hayley enjoys combining her Dental Hygiene background and experience with her Elevate Oral Care education to bring offices and Key Opinion Leaders up to date information on prevention, prevention related products, patient centered communication, and caries risk assessment protocols. Through a webinar platform, Hayley has educated over 1,500 dental offices on the benefits and protocols of Advantage Arrest Silver Diamine Fluoride 38%.
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