Incorporating silver diamine fluoride into your clinical practice: How SDF can help your patients during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

This course will explore the scientific evidence as well as the unique benefits SDF offers to today’s dental practitioners and patients.

3 CE Credits

A peer-reviewed article written by Jeanette MacLean, DDS, DABPD, FAAPD

Abstract

Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a revolutionary approach to managing caries in a noninvasive manner. This course will explore the scientific evidence as well as the unique benefits SDF offers to today’s dental practitioners and patients. Whether stabilizing caries in a phobic or medically frail patient or managing sensitivity in a patient with stress-induced wear, SDF can help improve oral health and increase access to care.

“Incorporating silver diamine fluoride into your clinical practice” Educational objectives

1. Review the scientific evidence for silver diamine fluoride (SDF)

2. Review the benefits of SDF to patients and the dental practice

3. Discuss case selection for the application of SDF

4. Describe the clinical protocol for SDF application


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Jeanette MacLean, DDS, DABPD, FAAPD, is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, owner of Affiliated Children’s Dental Specialists in Glendale, Arizona, and mother of two. She received her dental degree, with honors, from the University of Southern California in 2003 and completed her specialty training in pediatric dentistry in 2005 at Sunrise Children’s Hospital through the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. MacLean has become an internationally recognized advocate and expert on silver diamine fluoride, appearing in newspapers, magazines, television, and continuing education lectures on this hot topic. Most notably, she was featured in the July 2016 New York Times article, “A cavity-fighting liquid helps kids avoid dentists’ drills,” which brought national attention to the option of treating cavities noninvasively with silver diamine fluoride.

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    This continuing education (CE) activity was developed by Endeavor Business Media with no commercial support.

    This course was written for dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants, from novice to skilled.

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