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Caries Management with Silver Diamine Fluoride

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2021 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session

The 99th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR was to be held in conjunction with the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 45th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, from July 21-24, 2021 as a Virtual Experience.

The recordings in this library from the meeting are a selection of the science that was to be presented as part of the General Session. These recordings give you the opportunity to participate in the meeting and hear from leading researchers. The recordings include IADR Distinguished Lecture Series speakers, the IADR Academy and symposia from a collection of scientific groups and networks.

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Session Description 
Tooth decay is a global health issue. It is more prevalent and more severe in disadvantaged people. Conventional restorative treatment focusing on repairing the consequences of tooth decay is impractical in many communities. Recently, silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is regarded as an effective, viable, and aerosol-free alternative for caries management. SDF has huge potentials within general dental practices and dental public health, particularly in the Covid-19 pandemic. Several clinical trials have demonstrated promising results of SDF in arresting caries in the past two decades. Updated research and knowledge regarding the effectiveness of SDF in managing dental caries is pivotal. In addition, the mechanism of action remains unclear; research about the mechanism SDF in terms of its effect on carious lesions, including its action on cariogenic bacteria and mineral formation, will be presented. The known adverse effect of SDF on staining carious lesions may be a concern, probably affecting patients' acceptability. The safety and adverse issue of SDF and its impact on treated patients' quality of life will be disseminated in this symposium. Besides, feasibility when implementing the SDF program in a community setting will also be discussed.

Therefore, this proposal aims to provide knowledge and share the updated research of SDF intervention strategies and its mechanism of action to address the unmet needs of people with limited access to dental care. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to network and collaborate with expert members and peers through interactive discussions.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the updated systematic reviews regarding the effectiveness of SDF in arresting and preventing dental caries.
  • Describe the overview of SDF mechanism of action in managing dental caries.
  • Describe the safety, feasibility and clinical use of SDF and its impact on the quality of life of SDF-treated patients.
Presentation Date
July 23, 2021

Bathsheba Turton - Clinical Trials of SDF in Preventing and Arresting Dental Caries
Edward Lo - Managing Caries With SDF in Older People
Duangporn Duangthip - Safety and Feasibility of SDF Use in Children

Sponsoring Groups/Networks
Behavioral, Epidemiologic, and Health Services Research, Cariology Research, Pediatric Oral Health Research

CE Credits
1.5 Contact Hours

Financial Interest Disclosure:

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