Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF): 1 hour

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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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  • 5
    Pedo option

    Posted by Dr. P. Gerhardt on Jul 10th 2022

    Good to see coverage of this new option in pedo when addressing rampant caries in primary dentition

  • 5
    Silver Diamine Fluoride

    Posted by Lori RDA on Jun 29th 2022

    Pedo parents asking about this, also elderly patient caretakers. Good to know about this option

  • 5
    Silver Diamine Fluoride

    Posted by Naidu DDS on Jun 15th 2022

    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.

  • 5
    SDF

    Posted by George Whiteman on Jun 14th 2022

    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

  • 5
    SDF

    Posted by Richard Stockman DDS on Jun 12th 2022

    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!

  • 5
    SDF

    Posted by Laura Lang, RDA on May 22nd 2021

    Great to understand the options this new treatment has for pediatric and elderly patients