Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) and Glass Ionomer Cement (GIC)

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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During this lecture program, you will learn techniques and proper indications for SDF and GIC.
Despite caries risk assessment and therapeutic tools such as fluoride that have been in use for decades, dental caries remains a significant problem in many populations. The ADA Caries Classification System (ADA CCS) was published to classify all stages of caries lesions and to help discern when surgical restoration versus chemical remineralization is likely needed. Silver diamine fluoride (SDF), a unique chemotherapeutic agent used with or without glass ionomer cement (GIC), may well bridge the gap between remineralization and traditional restoration, especially in certain populations and situations.


You Will Learn

  • To classify caries lesions and determine appropriate treatment using the ADA CCS
  • To train other dental healthcare team members to place SDF
  • To identify which dental healthcare providers can place SDF
  • Proper placement technique of both SDF and GIC
  • How to best communicate with patients regarding the treatment options
  • To identify proper CDT codes to use with these techniques


Who Should Attend
This program is designed for all dentists and allied dental professionals, such as RDAEFs and RDHAPs. Individuals licensed to place fluoride can apply SDF.


University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry would like to acknowledge and thank GC America, Inc. for their generous support of this program.



About Us

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of the nation's premier dental schools and has served the Bay Area community for more than 100 years. The dental school is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, community service and patient care. The Division of Continuing Dental Education is dedicated to educating dental professionals by providing the highest quality CE programs available in dentistry today.



CE Credit

CEU: Units - 6

This activity is designated for 6 units of continuing education credit.

Course Fees

Tuition: $295 Dentists, $195 Allied Dental Professionals

Course includes lunch and coffee/tea service in the morning.


Jeremy Alan Horst DDS, MS, PhD, is a practicing pediatric dentist and fellow in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UCSF. He studies the mechanisms of silver diamine fluoride and other tools to fight dental caries, using cutting-edge technologies such as genome sequencing. Dr. Horst also led the assembly of the UCSF guidelines on silver diamine fluoride.

Douglas A. Young, DDS, EdD, MBA, MS, is a professor at the Dugoni School of Dentistry where he is an active and ardent educator in the field of minimally invasive dentistry, dental material, and cariology. He is one of the founders of the Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) Coalition. Dr. Young served on the ADA Council of Scientific Affairs and is a cariology consultant for the ADA.



Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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