Fluoride Varnish Application Protocol

Posted on: April 14, 2010

Bright Smiles from Birth is an ICAAP educational program that provides guidelines and support to Pediatricians and Family Physicians, Dentists, and families to make oral health a component of well child visits.

Fluoride varnish is a thin coating of resin that is applied to the tooth surface to protect it from decay. According to the FDA, fluoride varnish falls under the category of drugs and devices that presents minimal risk and is subject to the lowest level of regulation.

The purpose of applying fluoride varnish is to retard, arrest, and reverse the process of cavity formation.

Fluoride Varnish Application Protocol (pdf).


For more information about fluoride varnish application protocol, or Bright Smiles from Birth please contact:

Jennie Pinkwater
Project Director
1400 W. Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: 312/733-1026, ext 213
Fax: 312/733-1791