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Fluoride Administered and Retained After Topical Fluoride Varnish

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified December 2012 by University of Washington.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Washington Identifier:
First received: October 10, 2012
Last updated: December 18, 2012
Last verified: December 2012
The specific aim of the study is to determine the excess urinary fluoride and its time course after administration of an application of Premier Enamel Pro Varnish to the teeth of 12-15 month old infants. From these data the investigators can estimate the bioavailable (more precisely the equivalent) dose of sodium fluoride and the peak serum fluoride concentration that will allow an estimate of the margin of safety of the procedure.

Condition Intervention Phase
Device: Fluoride varnish
Early Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Fluoride Administered and Retained After Topical Fluoride Varnish

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Further study details as provided by University of Washington:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Urinalysis for fluoride levels [ Time Frame: 2 days ]
    We want to study how much fluoride appears in the urine after the painting procedure to improve our knowledge of how the varnish works and its safety.

Estimated Enrollment: 6
Study Start Date: December 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Varnish fluoride
Intervention of applying fluoride varnish to existing teeth
Device: Fluoride varnish
Topical application of fluoride varnish on present teeth
Other Name: Premier Enamel Pro
No Intervention: Control
No topical application of fluoride varnish

Detailed Description:

Fluoride varnish painted on the teeth is the standard method dentists use to prevent tooth decay (cavities) in preschool children in the United States. Fluoride varnish is not FDA approved specifically for prevention of cavities, but dentists may legally use it for this purpose. We want to study how much fluoride appears in the urine after the painting procedure to improve our knowledge of how the varnish works and its safety. The fluoride varnish is being used for research purposes for this study by permission of FDA (IND #110869).

Premier Dental Product Company's Enamel Pro Varnish will be used. Up to six children aged 12-15 months will be enrolled in this study. The participants will have two study visits, Arm 1 (fluoride varnish topical application) and Arm 2 (control, no intervention). For both Arms of the study, 5 hours of urine collection will occur.


Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Months to 15 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • consent obtained from parent or legal guardian of participant
  • children aged 12 - 15 months
  • at least 1 erupted tooth
  • in general good health

Exclusion Criteria:

  • known allergy to any drug, latex, nuts, or resin components or components of toothpaste/dental prophylaxis product
  • participant has stomatitis or other oral conditions that preclude applying fluoride varnish comfortably
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01754831

United States, Washington
UW Center for Pediatric Dentistry
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98115
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Washington
Principal Investigator: Peter Milgrom, DDS University of Washington
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Washington Identifier: NCT01754831     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 41117
Study First Received: October 10, 2012
Last Updated: December 18, 2012

Keywords provided by University of Washington:
fluoride varnish

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fluorides, Topical
Cariostatic Agents
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on April 26, 2017