"Silver Diamine Fluoride: The Newest Topic in Non-Invasive Control of Dental Caries"
with Dr. Jung-Wei "Anna" Chen
2 CE Units
Dental profession has historically viewed dental caries as an acute disease condition requiring surgical debridement, cavity preparation, and mechanical restoration of the tooth. Increasingly, especially for the infant and child population, practitioners are utilizing individually tailored 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) as an antimicrobial and remineralization agent to arrest active carious dental lesions. The use of SDF transcends from children to geriatric and disabled patients. Often times, these patients are susceptible to untreated tooth decay given the strong association between general health and oral health. The patients would benefit from a non-invasive, safe approach to preventing and arresting caries. With the instruction of Dr. Chen, attendees will learn the proper placement technique of SDF through hands-on training with extracted teeth.
Attendees will learn the scientific theory of Silver Diamine Fluoride
Attendees will learn the indication and contraindication of using Silver Diamine Fluoride
Attendees will learn the step by step hands-on instruction of application of Silver Diamine Fluoride
* Intended audience: All Oral Health care personnel welcome to attend*
As a hands-on seminar, the course will be split into two different rooms:
Prince Hall- School of Dentistry
Lecture: Room 1101-1102
Hands-on portion: 1112 D2/D3 Lab
About Dr. Jung-Wei Chen:
With more than a decade of practice in Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Chen strives to bring awareness to the constant need for coverage in this department. She has served as a mentor for students as the Program Director for the residency program at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Dr. Chen is also a full-time Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.
Jung-Wei earned a DDS from Taipei Medical University School of Dentistry in Taiwan. She, then, moved to Maryland and attended the University of Maryland at Baltimore, receiving her Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry and Master's Degree in Oral Biology. Jung-Wei is a board-certified Diplomat and Board Examiner for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She has also served on the Board of Directors, Chair of Continuing Education and as Editor for the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry. She currently serves as a member of the Council on Scientific Affairs of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Education Committee of International Association Pediatric Dentistry.
*THIS IS A HANDS-ON COURSE: ALL ATTENDEES ARE REQUIRED TO BRING AN EXTRACTED TOOTH WITH DECAY IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE COURSE. *
TCDS Member: FREE
Non-Members $ 65.00
After August 8, 2019
Non-Members $ 85.00
Members must cancel reservation 48 hours prior to the event.
Staff cannot attend on behalf of Member.
No Walk-Ins spots are available for this course.
Note: Payments made by check must be received in the TCDS office prior to the date cost increases in order to take advantage of the lower price