It’s Not Just for Healthy Gums Anymore: A Remineralizing SnF2 Toothpaste

  • Saturday 1/29/2022
  • Time: 2:30 - 3:30 pm
  • Course Code: 689SL
  • Cost: No Charge
  • Room Location: BCEC Exhibit Floor Classroom A
  • Credits: 1 CE Hour
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Samuel St. John, PhD has co-authored 21 peer-reviewed publications, applied for 4 patents, and given over 20 invited conference talks around the world including to the ISO standards organization, the American Dental Association, and several University’s undergraduate and graduate seminars.

SnF2 was originally developed for the world’s first decay preventing toothpaste – Crest with Fluoristan. That historical toothpaste had very little available stannous because it rapidly reacted with the other toothpaste ingredients. Decades of research were spent amplifying the stannous bioavailability for the gum benefits they provide. This course will provide a condensed historical account of this history of SnF2 to toothpaste, the ability of SnF2 to provide a multitude of benefits, and how a new SnF2 toothpaste was designed to optimize enamel remineralization, erosion prevention, and sensitivity reduction benefits simultaneously.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Review the history of SnF2 formulation
  • Understand the science behind SnF2 formulation
  • Identify the gum health benefits of SnF2
  • Discuss the optimization of a SnF2 toothpaste for teeth that optimizes enamel remineralization, erosion prevention, and sensitivity reduction benefits simultaneously
  • Answer questions about which fluoride is right for the patient
  • Explain the benefits on SnF2 vs. other types of fluoride
Recommended Audience: Dentist, Hygienist
Ambient Noise Disclaimer: Please note that this course will be held on the Exhibit Hall Floor and will be subject to ambient noise.
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