Seminar - 90 Minutes
Attendees will learn the science, mechanism of action and clinical uses of silver diamine fluoride (SDF), followed by an explanation of the Nonrestorative Treatment of Carious Lesions Guidelines published in October, 2018 by the ADA. Guideline co-author Dr. Douglas Young will cover the rationale for these guidelines. Dr. Michael Helgeson, from Apple Tree Dental will provide recommendations on how to implement SDF in a large group practice including staff training, patient education, extended caregiver training/education (nursing home, medical staffs), informed consents and patient communication pieces. Dr. Helgeson will detail data on usage, treatment and acceptance rates among Apple Tree’s patients. Mary Foley, MSDA Executive Director, will review the latest information on Medicaid policies for interim caries arresting agents (D1354), third party payment trends, state scope of practice issues on who can apply SDF and strategies for systems changes that can positively and negatively influence treatment adoption and other prevention modalities.