Evidence-Based Guidelines Offered for Using Silver Diamine Fluoride to Treat Caries
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has issued evidence-based guidelines for using silver diamine fluoride to treat caries in children and adolescent.
Based on a systematic review of the literature, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has issued evidence-based guidelines for using silver diamine fluoride (SDF) to treat caries in children and adolescents, including those with special health care needs. The new guidelines are reprinted in this issue through an unrestricted educational grant from Elevate Oral Care. They offer clinical insights into the use and benefits of SDF, likely leading to broader adoption of this low-cost, minimally invasive treatment.
According to the guidelines, SDF now joins the armamentarium available to U.S. clinicians for managing caries in pediatric patients and individuals with special needs. Beyond the esthetic consideration that SDF turns caries lesions black, the systematic review found no significant adverse effects from the use of this material.
From Decisions in Dentistry. February 2018;4(2):9.