Silver Diamine Fluoride Use in Older Adults
This agent shows promise for prevention and caries arrest in geriatric patients.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- 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.
- Safely apply SDF, and supervise auxiliaries applying the agent, and evaluate whether treatment is successful.
- 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.