Effective date: 5/29/1996

    The Board of Dentistry has determined pursuant to Sections 466.001 and 466.028(1)(x) and (ff), F.S., that the use of “Sargenti Cement” (e.g., N2, RC2B, or RC2W or essentially similar compounds) as an endodontic filling material or cement does not meet the minimum standards of performance for competent dental practice in Florida. The Board specifically finds that “Sargenti Cement” containing paraformaldehyde, when used as an endodontic filling material or cement, can cause severe and irreversible damage to patients. “Sargenti Cement” that is improperly used or which escapes beyond the root canal is much more likely to cause significant damage than incorrectly performed endodontic procedures using alternative filling materials or cements. Most licensed dentists in Florida do not use “Sargenti Cement” in endodontic therapy. Therefore, the use of “Sargenti Cement” as an endodontic filling material does not meet the existing minimum standard of performance for competent dental practice in Florida.
Rulemaking authorized by Florida Statutes § 466.004(4). Law Implemented 466.001, 466.004(4), 466.028(1)(x), (ff) FS. History—New 5-29-96, Formerly 59Q-17.012.