A Non-Aerosol Caries Treatment Option: Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)
Overview

Course Author(s): Jeanette MacLean, DDS, DABPD, FAPPD

Overview

Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a revolutionary approach to combating caries in a non-invasive manner. Following a widely publicized 2016 feature in the New York Times, there has been tremendous interest surrounding the use of SDF from patients and dentists. In October 2018, the ADA released its first ever evidence-based clinical practice guideline for nonrestorative treatments for carious lesions, including SDF. The COVID-19 pandemic has raised concern for managing aerosols in the dental setting. SDF represents an aerosol-free treatment option, which can be done without the use of compressed air/water syringes or hand pieces. Learn the principles of case selection, informed consent, treatment planning, and a clinical protocol for SDF. Find out how offering minimally invasive options like SDF can attract new patients, improve patient satisfaction, and increase internal marketing and word of mouth referrals to your practice.

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