Policies and Guidelines

Guideline on Fluoride Therapy

The Philippine Pediatric Dental Society, Inc. (PPDSI) intends this guideline to help practitioners and parents make decisions concerning appropriate use of fluoride as part of the comprehensive oral health care for infants, children, adolescents, and persons with special health care needs.

When used appropriately, fluoride is both safe and effective in preventing and controlling dental caries. Decisions concerning the administration of fluoride are based on the unique needs of each patient, including the risks and benefits.

Policy on Use of Fluoride

The Philippine Pediatric Dental Society, Inc. (PPDSI), affirming that fluoride is a safe and effective adjunct in reducing the risk of caries and reversing enamel demineralization, encourages public health officials, health care providers, and parents/caregivers to optimize fluoride exposure.