More questions about Arestin

June 22, 2007
Reader asks about sustained release antimicrobial agents.

Using Arestin


Just a brief question for anyone who has used Arestin for his or her patients. Our office is considering using this product. Is the product placed at the time scaling and root planing occurs, or when the patient returns for periodontal maintenance and the pocket is still present with little or no healing? Also what is considered a sit for billing purposes &mash; per tooth or per pocket?

Jeannie, RDH

Dear Jeannie,

In response to your questions, I refer you to the Feb. 23, 2007, issue of RDH eVillage. Rachel Wall, RDH, BS, and Kim Miller, RDH, offer detailed insights of the effective usage of Arestin.

What is your opinion of Arestin?

Thank you and keep the questions coming,

Kristine A. Hodsdon, RDH, BS
Director, RDH eVillage