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

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Dr. Jeanette MacLean, Silver is the New Black: Improving Your Practice with Silver Diamine Fluoride
Speaker: Dr. Jeanette MacLean
CE Credits: 2
Format: MP4 Video
Silver Diamine Fluoride is a revolutionary approach to combating caries in an effective and non-invasive manner. Learn EVERYTHING you need to know on how to successfully incorporate this new option f...more
  • 5.0 (19 Reviews)
  • Running Time: 1.5 hours
  • Released: 9/20/2017
  • Expiration Date: 9/19/2020
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Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 2 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 430.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.


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 Silver Diamine Fluoride 38%, how to successfully incorporate this powerful oral medicine into your practice. This CE course 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 to your practice. Learn EVERYTHING you need to know on how to successfully incorporate this new option for caries management into your clinical practice today including restorative options.

Description of Speaker:
Dr. Jeanette MacLean is a private practice pediatric dentist and owner at Affiliated Children’s Dental Specialists in Glendale, Arizona. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Her clinical research has been published in Pediatric Dentistry, the official publication of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, she is a regular contributor to Dentaltown magazine, and appeared in a “Dentistry Uncensored” podcast with Howard Farran. Notably, Dr. MacLean was featured in the New York Times article A Cavity Fighting Liquid Helps Kids Avoid Dentists’ Drills for her use of Silver Diamine Fluoride.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • 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

In the past 12 months, I (or an immediate family member) have had a financial interest, arrangement or affiliation within the field of dentistry or health care with the following: Air Techniques, Crown Seating, Curaprox,Dentsply Sirona, DentalPost, GC America, MouthWatch, ACTEON. OraVital, pH2OH, Phocal, Solution Reach, Voco, Xlear, Triology, Young Dental, and DentalCodeology.

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5.0  (19 Total Reviews)
 18 people would recommend this course to a friend.
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
User: toddrdmd
Date: 3/14/2018
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
User: LaundryNeverDies
Date: 3/12/2018
Great course.
very informative
User: GloriaEstradaDMD
Date: 3/2/2018
very informative
 just smile mor
User:  just smile mor
Date: 1/31/2018
Very helpful course
Great course—very informative!
User: katemay84
Date: 1/6/2018
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Great info. Easy to follow
User: TrojanRon
Date: 12/13/2017
Tried to give 5 stars but the app wouldn’t let me tap on 5
Excellent treatment!
User: drchrish
Date: 12/1/2017
Wonderful - will change my pediatric practice
User: cliomsl
Date: 11/26/2017
I was looking for an overview of SDF and clinical use instructions and this course covered everything clearly and completely. Really excellent!
CE Policies
American General Dentistry (AGD), Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) approved, FAGD / MAGD CreditApproved PACE Program Provider
FAGD / MAGD Credit
Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or
provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.
1/1/2016 to 12/31/2018
Provider ID# 304396
American Dental Association (ADA), Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) provider
Farran Media is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 2 hours of verifiable CPD.

Legal Disclaimer:
The CE provider (Farran Media) uses reasonable care in selecting and providing content that is accurate. The CE provider, however, does not independently verify the content or materials. The CE provider does not represent that the instructional materials are error-free or that the content or materials are comprehensive. Any opinions expressed in the materials are those of the author of the materials and not the CE provider. Completing one or more continuing education courses does not provide sufficient information to qualify the participant as an expert in the field related to the course topic or in any specific technique or procedure. The instructional materials are intended to supplement, but are not a substitute for, the knowledge, expertise, skill and judgment of a trained health care professional.

Continuing education credits issued for completion of online CE courses may not apply toward license renewal in all licensing jurisdictions. It is the responsibility of each registrant to verify the CE requirements of his/her licensing or regulatory agency.

Computer Requirements:
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Refund Policy
There are no refunds for Online CE courses. Please contact technical support if you run into technical difficulty.

For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education at
To reap the full benefits of this CE course, the presenters (Howie Horrocks and Mark Dilatush) have agreed to create a marketing plan specifically tailored to your practice and your specific market area. Having your marketing plan printed and open while you view the course material, will greatly individualize your learning experience.

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