Silver Diamine Fluoride in Oral Health Magazine
Oral Health, the first choice of Canadian dentists for the best clinical information, is publishing an article on Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) in its July's 2017 special edition celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canada. We would like to thank Ms. Sylvie Martel (RDH, DipDH & Teaching Certificate NDHCB) for this fantastic contribution to dentistry!
This article shows how much of a true paradigm shift arresting tooth decay, even if cavitations are present, represents for dentistry!
The conclusion of the article is "Silver diamine fluoride has the potential to play a very important role in minimally invasive dentistry for patients of all ages. It can also be a treatment incorporated into preventive community oral health programs as an adjunct to fluoride varnish and dental sealant programs for caries management. From a public health perspective, the use of 38% SDF is an interesting option for treating patients with barriers to dental care because it is a safe, effective, non-invasive, efficient, and economical treatment option to control and arrest carious lesions. Furthermore, it can potentially increase access to care, improve oral health and reduce the need for emergency dental care. It is a powerful treatment option to finally win the fight against dental caries for our clientele that is most at risk! "
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