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Silver Diamine Fluoride

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American Association for Community Dental Programs. 2007–. The Bellwether: Leading local efforts to improve the nation's oral health. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, semi-annual

American Association for Community Dental Programs
635 West Seventh Street, Suite 309
Cincinnati, OH 45203

Telephone: (513) 621-0248
Fax: (513) 621-0288
E-mail: info@aacdp.org
Website: http://www.aacdp.com
Available from the website.

This newsletter provides information on national and local oral health activities and on upcoming events and educational materials. The June 2017 issue includes news from the American Association for Community Dental Programs’ (AACDP’s) president; a description of the 2017 AACDP symposium, including summaries of presentations on the dental therapist movement, lessons from a soda tax campaign, silver diamine fluoride, and improving access to care through interprofessional collaboration; descriptions of and links to useful oral-health-related materials, information about AACDP awards and the 2018 AACDP symposium, and AACDP executive committee member contact information. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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Barzel R, Holt K, eds. 2019. Promoting oral health in schools: A resource guide (4th ed.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 35 pp

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Telephone: (202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This guide provides resources to help health professionals, educators, parents, and others promote oral health and prevent oral disease in school-age children and adolescents. The guide is divided into two sections. The first section describes materials such as brochures, fact sheets, guidelines, curricula, and reports. The second section lists federal agencies and national organizations that may serve as resources. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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Barzel R, Holt K, eds. 2020. Fluoride varnish and silver diamine fluoride: A resource guide. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 15 pp

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Telephone: (202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This resource guide is designed to help health professionals, program administrators, educators, and others understand the benefits and drawbacks of fluoride varnish and silver diamine fluoride. The guide provides an annotated list of resources on the use and application of fluoride varnish and silver diamine fluoride, including materials on data and surveillance, professional education and training, and public education. Descriptions of and contact information for relevant organizations are also included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

     


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American Dental Association. 2018. Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) application: Evidence-based recommendations. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association.

American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2678

Telephone: (312) 440-2500
Fax: (312) 440-7494
E-mail: info@ada.org
Website: http://www.ada.org
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This video presents recommendations from the 2018 American Dental Association clinical practice guideline on nonrestorative treatments, including silver diamine fluoride (SDF), for carious lesions. The safety of SDF is discussed, along with scientific evidence and recommendations for its use. Guidance for dentists on how to use a risk-assessment approach to determine whether the use of SDF is appropriate for patients is provided, along with guidance on how to talk to patients about use of SDF and other treatment options. A four-step process for applying SDF is included, along with guidance on how to determine whether reapplication is needed.


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Apple Tree Dental. [2017]. Silver diamine fluoride . [Rochester, MN]: Apple Tree Dental, 1 p

Apple Tree Dental
Website: https://www.appletreedental.org
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This fact sheet for consumers provides information about silver diamine fluoride (SDF). It explains what SDF is, how it is applied, and who should and should not receive SDF treatment. Photographs of teeth before and after SDF application are included.


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Apple Tree Dental. [2017]. Consent for treatment of tooth decay (cavities) with silver diamine fluoride (SDF). [Rochester, MN]: Apple Tree Dental, 1 p

Apple Tree Dental
Website: https://www.appletreedental.org
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This form is designed for oral health professionals to give parents or guardians to obtain consent for treating a child’s tooth decay with silver diamine fluoride (SDF). The form provides information about what SDF is and how it works, limitations and side effects of SDF treatment, reasons to avoid SDF treatment, and other options for treating tooth decay. Photographs showing teeth before and after SDF treatment are included. The form includes space for the child’s name, tooth numbers to be treated, and the name and signature of the parent or guardian.


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Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2017. Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) fact sheet. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 2 pp

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors
3858 Cashill Boulevard
Reno, NV 89509

Telephone: (775) 626-5008
Fax: (775) 626-9268
E-mail: info@astdd.org
Website: http://www.astdd.org
Available from the website.

This fact sheet presents recommendations from the 2018 American Dental Association clinical practice guideline on nonrestorative treatments, including silver diamine fluoride (SDF), for carious lesions. The safety of SDF is discussed, along with scientific evidence and recommendations for its use. Guidance for dentists on how to use a risk-assessment approach to determine whether the use of SDF is appropriate for patients is provided, as well as guidance on how to talk to patients about use of SDF and other treatment options. A four-step process for applying SDF is included. Guidance on how to determine whether reapplication is needed is also presented.


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Iowa Department of Public Health. 2018. Silver diamine fluoride protocol. [Des Moines, IA]: Iowa Department of Public Health, 3 pp

Iowa Department of Public Health
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

Telephone: (515) 281-7689
Secondary Telephone: (866) 227-9878
E-mail: https://www.idph.iowa.gov/Contact-Us
Website: http://www.idph.iowa.gov
Available from the website.

This document provides information about silver diamine fluoride (SDF) and how to use it. The document presents background and discusses the efficacy and safety of SDF, requirements for applying it in Iowa, indications and contraindications for application in children and adults, how to apply SDF, and frequency of application for best results.

     

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