Minimally Invasive Restorations: Evidence Based option for Non-Surgical Treatment of Dental Caries

Friday, August 14, 2020 from 8AM - 10AM
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Can dental caries be successfully treated without cutting a tooth? Is there evidence to support the use of fluorides, silver diamine fluoride (SDF) or amorphous calcium phosphate? In 2018, the ADA published evidence based guidance and recommendations for non-surgical dental care. In this course, we will explore these recommendations. Silver solutions have provided dentists with tools to pharmacologically arrest dental caries. We will also review effective and evidence based protocols for using SDF and introduce Silver Modified Atraumatic Restorative Techniques (SMART) restorations. Together, these techniques provide additional treatment options for dentists to prevent progression of caries in their patients and to provide treatment for patients whose fragility, challenging behaviors or life circumstances prevent traditional definitive dental care.

Objectives: After completing this course, learners should be able to: i. Describe the ADA's recommended non-surgical treatments for early carious lesions ii. Apply SDF to carious lesions to arrest their progression

iii. Use SMART procedures to place atraumatic restorations in carious lesions that have been arrested with SDF

Educational Methods: Zoom Lecture, PowerPoint Presentation


Dr. Stephen Mitchell


Dr. Stephen C. Mitchell graduated from UAB School of Dentistry in 1995. He then completed a one-year residency in Advanced General Dentistry before he began a four-year duel-training program in Pediatric Dentistry and Caries Research. In June of 2000, Dr. Mitchell received his certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and in June of 2001, he received a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology for his research in Streptococcus mutans Transmission in Early Childhood Caries. Dr. Mitchell is an Associate Professor at UAB School of Dentistry where he served 18 years as the Director of Predoctoral Pediatric Dentistry. He currently directs the Sparks Dental Clinic for the Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled. He is married to Dr. Sonya Mitchell, a 1997 UAB Graduate, and they have two children, Katherine and Reace.



About Us
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider - 11/01/2017 - 12/31/2021.


Registration is $59 per person.


Registration open through 8/13/2020 10:59 PM EST

Continuing Education
Lecture: Credits - 2

Zoom Online Meeting