SILVER DIAMINE FLUORIDE (SDF): WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW?
JUAN CARLOS CABANILLAS
Dr. Hernández- Cabanillas received his dental degree from the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC) in 2010 and a Graduate Certificate in Pediatric Stomatology from the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí (UASLP) in 2014. He is a Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences at UABC and a guest professor for the Pediatric Stomatology Postgraduate Courses. He has given numerous presentations and authored many articles on various topics in dentistry, including minimally invasive dentistry, management of early childhood caries, and biaoctive dental materials.
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is indicated for desensitisation of non-carious tooth lesions and molar incisor hypomineralisation. It is also useful for arresting carious lesions in adults and children who are high caries-risk. In this lecture summarises the global evidence for the effectiveness and safety of SDF, describes what it is, its mechanisms of action and presents recommendations on how to use it. There are details on indications/contra-indications and risks/benefits to be considered in the use of SDF.