Dental Caries has historically been viewed as an acute disease requiring surgical debridement, cavity preparation and mechanical restoration of the tooth. Increasingly practitioners are utilizing strategies to prevent, arrest or ameliorate the disease process based on caries risk assessment. One of these strategies employs the application of silver diamine fluoride (SDF).
- Review literature on Silver Diamine Fluoride
- Review the indications for use
- Review contraindications of its use
- Show different methods of its use
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Dr. Jung-Wei Chen earned her DDS in 1996 at the Taipei Medical University School of Dentistry in Taipei, Taiwan. She graduated from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 2000, receiving her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and a MS in Oral Biology. Dr. Chen taught in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the UT Dental Branch at Houston and studied at the UT Health Science Center at Houston, School of Health Information Science, where she earned her Master s and Doctoral degrees in Health Informatics. She has been a full-time Associate Professor and Program Director at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in the Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry since 2008.
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Dr. Chen does not have any conflicts of interest with this course.
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