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Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) and Glass Ionomer Cement (GIC): Hands-on Instruction

By Continuing Dental Education

Saturday, September 9, 2017 9 am to 4 pm

155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

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The Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) and Glass Ionomer Cement (GIC) hands-on workshop is full to capacity. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please register online.

Despite caries risk assessment and therapeutic tools such as fluoride that have been in use for decades, dental caries remains a significant problem in many populations. The ADA Caries Classification System (ADA CCS) was published to classify all stages of caries lesions and to help discern when surgical restoration versus chemical remineralization is likely needed. Silver diamine fluoride (SDF), a unique chemotherapeutic agent used with or without glass ionomer cement (GIC), may well bridge the gap between remineralization and traditional restoration, especially in certain populations and situations. *This course does not provide the certification for RDHs or RDAEFs to place interim therapeutic restorations (ITRs).

You Will Learn

  • To classify caries lesions and determine appropriate treatment using the ADA CCS
  • To identify which dental healthcare providers can place SDF
  • Proper placement technique of both SDF and GIC through hands-on training with extracted teeth
  • How to best communicate with patients regarding the treatment options
  • To identify proper CDT codes to use with these techniques

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for all dentists and allied dental professionals, such as RDAEFs and RDHAPs. Individuals licensed to place fluoride can apply SDF.

Early Bird Tuition: $345*
Regular Tuition: $395*
Credits:  This activity is designated for 6 units of continuing education credit.

*Program is limited to 36 participants; includes lunch and coffee/tea service in the morning. Participants are required to bring at least 2-3 extracted teeth in addition to safety goggles or loupes.


Bernadette Alvear Fa, DDS, CPT, is an assistant professor in the Department of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences and course director for the local anesthesia curriculum at the Dugoni School of Dentistry. A graduate of Dugoni School of Dentistry, she was also a clinical instructor at University of Illinois, Chicago, for two years before joining the Dugoni School of Dentistry faculty in 2010. She currently practices with the Faculty Dental Service Group at the dental school.

Jeremy Alan Horst DDS, MS, PhD, is a practicing pediatric dentist and fellow in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UCSF. He studies the mechanisms of silver diamine fluoride and other tools to fight dental caries, using cutting-edge technologies such as genome sequencing. Dr. Horst also led the assembly of the UCSF guidelines on silver diamine fluoride.

Douglas A. Young, DDS, EdD, MBA, MS, is a professor at the Dugoni School of Dentistry where he is an active and ardent educator in the field of minimally invasive dentistry, dental material, and cariology. He is one of the founders of the Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) Coalition. Dr. Young is serving on the ADA Council of Scientific Affairs and is a cariology consultant for the ADA.

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry would like to acknowledge and thank GC America Inc. for their generous support of this program.


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