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Silver Diamine Fluoride Use in Older Adults

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This agent shows promise for prevention and caries arrest in geriatric patients.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Explain the indications and contraindications for silver diamine fluoride (SDF), as well as the evidence for its efficacy in treating caries in the roots and crowns of older adults.
  2. Safely apply SDF, and supervise auxiliaries applying the agent, and evaluate whether treatment is successful.
  3. Discuss the precautions in handling SDF in order to protect patients, staff and the clinic environment.

This course was issued in August 2016 and expires 8/30/19. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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