3 CE credits
This course was
written for dentists,
Supplement to Penn Well Publications
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Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) has been used worldwide
since 1970 to arrest decay. In the United States,
the product received FDA clearance in 2014 as a
desensitizing agent (similar to fluoride varnish) and in
October 2016 it was recognized by the Food and Drug
Administration with breakthrough therapy designation
for caries treatment. This course will look at the latest
tool in the caries management toolkit to help the reader
incorporate this new technology into clinical practice.
Keeping in mind that SDF is relatively new to the US,
and research/protocols are still evolving, clinical findings
and guidelines for SDF currently being used for patients
of all ages will be discussed.
At the conclusion of this educational
activity participants will be able to:
1. Understand the mechanism of
action of Silver Diamine Fluoride
2. Discuss indications/
contraindications for use
3. Identify challenges associated
with Silver Diamine Fluoride
4. List steps for Non-Restorative and
Judy Bendit, RDH, BS, has more than 45 years of experience in dentistry. She is a speaker, author,
clinician, faculty member at the Temple University School of Dentistry, an alumni board member
of the University of Pennsylvania Dental School, and an advisory board member for Palm Beach
State College’s dental hygiene program. She is also a longstanding member of the American Dental
Hygienists’ Association and a distinguished academy member of the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’
Association, and she is a volunteer clinician both at home and abroad.
Douglas A. Young DDS, EdD, MBA, MS, is a professor at the University of the Pacific where he is
an active and ardent educator in the field of minimally invasive dentistry and cariology. He was one
of the founders of the CAMBRA (caries management by risk assessment) Coalition, ADEA Cariology
Section, and the American Academy of Cariology (AAC). Dr. Young served on the ADA Council of
Scientific Affairs (2012-2016) and is currently a cariology consultant for the ADA. Dr. Young has
presented at congresses and universities around the world. He has been published in numerous
peer-reviewed dental journals and textbooks focusing on minimally invasive dentistry, glass
ionomer, and cariology.
Judy Bendit and Douglas A. Young have no commercial ties with the sponsors or the providers of the
unrestricted educational grant for this course.
Publication date: Jul. 2017
Expiration date: Jun. 2020
This educational activity was made possible through an unrestricted educational grant by Elevate Oral Care, LLC.
This course was written for dentists, dental hygienists and assistants, from novice to skilled.
Educational Methods: This course is a self-instructional journal and web activity.
Provider Disclosure: Penn Well does not have a leadership position or a commercial interest in any products or services
discussed or shared in this educational activity nor with the commercial supporter. No manufacturer or third party has had
any input into the development of course content.
Requirements for Successful Completion: To obtain 3 CE credits for this educational activity you must pay the required
fee, review the material, complete the course evaluation and obtain a score of at least 70%.
CE Planner Disclosure: Heather Hodges, CE Coordinator does not have a leadership or commercial interest with products
or services discussed in this educational activity. Heather can be reached at email@example.com
Educational Disclaimer: Completing a single continuing education course does not provide enough information to result
in the participant being an expert in the field related to the course topic. It is a combination of many educational courses
and clinical experience that allows the participant to develop skills and expertise.
Image Authenticity Statement: The images in this educational activity have not been altered.
Scientific Integrity Statement: Information shared in this CE course is developed from clinical research and represents
the most current information available from evidence based dentistry.
Known Benefits and Limitations of the Data: The information presented in this educational activity is derived from the
data and information contained in reference section. The research data is extensive and provides direct benefit to the patient
and improvements in oral health.
Registration: The cost of this CE course is $59.00 for 3 CE credits.
Cancellation/Refund Policy: Any participant who is not 100% satisfied with this course can request a full refund by
contacting PennWell in writing.
PennWell designates this activity for 3 continuing educational credits.
Dental Board of California: Provider 4527, course registration number CA# 03-4527-15217
“This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 3 units of continuing education.”
The PennWell Corporation is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the
Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this
program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership
maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of
dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from (11/1/2015) to
(10/31/2019) Provider ID# 320452.
INS TAN T EXAM CODE 15217
Silver diamine fluoride:
The newest tool in your caries
A Peer-Reviewed Publication
Written by Judy Bendit, RDH, BS, and Douglas A. Young, DDS, EdD, MBA, MS