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FDC2021 Session Directory

Silver Diamine Fluoride: Where It’s Best and the SMART Way to Use It! Workshop

Course Code: W34
Speaker: Dr. Victoria Ursitti, DMD
CE Hours: 2.00
Start: Saturday, June 26, 2021, 2:00 PM
End: Saturday, June 26, 2021, 4:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Assistants, Hygienists


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What’s old is new and the use of silver to slow down decay has been around since the time of G.V. Black. However, the formula of Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) is new to dentistry and trending in use, especially in pediatric dentistry. This workshop will explore SDF’s history in dentistry, how it was used and how it has become a new interim caries-arresting medication of choice. Dr. Ursitti will go over case presentations of use in pediatric patients and the protocol on how it is presently being used. This workshop also will describe the success of using Silver Modified Atraumatic Restorative Therapy (SMART Techniques), which combines SDF and glass ionomer cement for use in pediatric patients. This workshop will concentrate on showing the best technique for using SDF for anterior and posterior teeth, as well as restoring posterior teeth by using the SMART Techniques and the restorative layering technique. Attendance is limited to 15.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • learn about Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) its history and past use.
  • learn about SDF's current uses in pediatric dentistry as an interim caries
    arresting medication.
  • understand the protocol and how to use SDF on anterior and posterior teeth.
  • understand the protocol and how to do the Silver Modified Atraumatic Restorative Therapy (SMART Technique) for restoring primary posterior molars.

Participant Requirements:


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Speaker: Dr. Victoria Ursitti, DMD, All About Kids Dentistry, LLC

About the speaker: Dental degree, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine; residency in pediatric dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago; Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry; Fellow, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry; legislative liaison, Illinois Society of Pediatric Dentistry; national award winner for research, Pharmacological Agents for Behavior Management.

Disclosure: Neither I nor members of my immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to this presentation.

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