Online SDF Dental CE Course
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a colorless liquid that at pH 10 is 24.4% to 28.8% (weight/volume) silver and 5.0% to 5.9% fluoride. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified SDF as a Class II medical device and it is cleared for use in the treatment of tooth sensitivity, which is the same type of clearance as fluoride varnish, and must be professionally applied. It is currently being utilized in dental treatment to combat tooth decay and dental caries
This CE course reviews fundamentals of this recently FDA-approved caries arresting agent which provides an alternative to extensive restorative treatment with sedation and anesthesia, especially in pediatric and geriatric patient populations. The course reviews pros and cons of treatment, appropriate patient selection (including UCSF treatment protocols) and the position of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Reviews ideal treatment and how SDF is applied. SDF application is a "hot topic" in the media, affecting pediatric and elderly patients. Unfortunately, although SDF is an effective anti-caries treatment, clinical trials have emphasized the non-esthetic aspect of black stain associated with its use. It still helps address the dental treatment of special needs patients and is an important adjunct to improve the oral health of both pediatric and elderly patient populations. In appropriate cases it can stabilize carious lesions and replace or augment the use of glass ionomer cement to restore primary teeth and various tooth surfaces in senior patients.
California Dental Board approved CE for license renewal. AGD PACE Nationally approved CE. Self-directed remote distance learning online dental continuing education course.
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Good to see coverage of this new option in pedo when addressing rampant caries in primary dentition
Pedo parents asking about this, also elderly patient caretakers. Good to know about this option
Course explains well the protocols for prescribing SDF for treatment of pedo and geriatric patients. Apparently works effectively but esthetics is king where I practice so doubt it will be embraced.
Lots of press lately on tis as an alternative to pedo restorative. Glad to see a course that lays out the option and the informed consent aspects of treatment with SDF
Great clinical info on this hot topic in the press. Lots of pedo parents want to know about this and this gives great talking points!
Great to understand the options this new treatment has for pediatric and elderly patients