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SCCP on tooth whitener studies

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Guidance on product application, end points, size and definition of study populations, including subgroup, and study duration is included in the European Commission's Scientific Committee on Consumer Products' recently published "Guidance Document on Epidemiological and Clinical Studies on Tooth Whitening Products." The 1guidance responds to a March 2005 SCCP meeting in which the committee observed that there is an "absence of good data and long-term epidemiology studies that assess the possible adverse effects [of tooth whiteners] within the oral cavity" (2"The Tan Sheet" April 4, 2005, p. 16). Parameters such as the separate evaluation of hard and soft tissue effects and the evaluation of age groups since "differences in the degrees of mineralization of dental hard tissue may affect the treatment outcome," are also addressed...

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