Silver Diamine Fluoride: An underutilized tool in the dental armamentarium
Flor Piedrasanta, MSDH, MPH, RDH
Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) arrests and remineralizes active carious lesions, it’s non-invasive, easy to administer and can be applied within minutes. Unfortunately, many dental professionals have yet to embrace this important tool. This course is designed to help you understand the research behind SDF and the practical application of it.
- Describe SDF as an arresting agent and prevention tool
- Review proper application and clinical protocol
- Discuss case selection and practical application
Flor Piedrasanta, MSDFH, MPH, RDH
Flor is a practicing dental hygienist, a clinical professor, a public health professional and owner of Vertex Healthcare Training and Consulting Services. Flor has extensive experience in the dental field working in various environments including mobile units, short and long term care facilities, school based programs, private practice, educational facilities, in government programs and in medical settings. Her passion is in public health, medical/dental integration, and finding creative solutions to improve dental utilization and oral health accessibility for all. Flor started her education at Quinsigamond Community College earning an Associate degree in Dental Hygiene. A life-long learner, Flor continued her education and now holds a Master of Science in Dental Hygiene and a Master of Public Health from MCPHS University. Flor is a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association.
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2023
Location: GADHA Zoom Webinar platform
Time: 6:30 PM CDT Membership Meeting; 7:00 PM CDT Lecture start
CE units – 1.0
Cost to attendees: Free for ADHA members; $25 for guests