Silver is the New Black: Improving Your Practice with Silver Diamine Fluoride (NEW)

This is a hands-on course. Limited attendance.
This course is sponsored by Elevate Oral Care and GC America.

Instructor: Jeanette MacLean, DDS

Dr. Jeanette MacLean is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, private practice owner, and mother of two.  She received her dental degree, with honors, from the University of Southern California in 2003 and completed her specialty training in pediatric dentistry in 2005 at Sunrise Children’s Hospital through the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. MacLean has become an internationally recognized advocate and expert on silver diamine fluoride, appearing in newspapers, magazines, television, and continuing education lectures on this hot topic.  Most notably, she was featured in the July 2016 New York Times article “A Cavity Fighting Liquid Helps Kids Avoid Dentists’ Drills,” which brought national attention to the option of treating cavities non-invasively with silver diamine fluoride.

Overview:

By now you’ve likely heard the buzz surrounding silver diamine fluoride (SDF).  You may not have read the abundance of scientific literature to discover just how effective this technique is at combating caries.  Perhaps you have considered using SDF, but since it is not part of the vast majority of dental school’s curriculum, you’re not quite sure where to start.  Learn from an early adopter of Advantage Arrest Silver Diamine Fluoride 38% how to successfully incorporate this powerful oral medicine into your practice.  This session will walk you through the scientific evidence which helped earn SDF the prestigious FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation.  Learn the principles of case selection, informed consent, treatment planning, and a clinical protocol for SDF.  Learn how to treat cavities in a quick, effective, and painless way using Silver Modified Atraumatic Restorative Technique (SMART).  Find out how offering non-invasive options like SDF and SMART can attract new patients, improve patient satisfaction, and increase internal marketing and word of mouth referrals.

Course Objectives:

At the end of the course, participants will be better able to:

  • Describe the evidence for using SDF to treat and prevent dental caries
  • Identify and dispel common misconceptions for SDF
  • Describe the key talking points and patient education objectives for SDF
  • Review informed consent and treatment planning for SDF and SMART
  • Demonstrate proper documentation, coding, and billing for SDF and SMART
  • Describe case selection, materials, and clinical protocol for SDF and SMART
  • Demonstrate how to grow your practice by offering SDF and SMART

Teaching Method: Lecture and participation

Schedule:

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.    Lecture
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.    Lunch
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.      Clinical case studies and open Q & A
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.      Hands-on portion for SMART technique, SDF and Glass Ionomer

Recommended for: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Front Office/Auxiliary

Additional Information: Breakfast, lunch and free parking will be provided.

Date Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Price Dentist: $495

Staff: $145

CEUs 6
AGD code  250 (3 hours)
430 (3 hours)

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