University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

A Practical Guide to Incorporating Silver Diamine Fluoride in your Practice for Primary Teeth


Self-Study Online (Recorded)


Recorded 4-23-20


Registration open through 4/30/2021 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Content will be reviewed at that time.



Following Registration and Payment:

Please Read the instructions in your Confirmation email.

This will include links and instructions for participating

in this self-study online course.

This is a self-study online course. You will have access to the material for one year.

After watching the recorded video course content, you will be directed to a short quiz.

After successfully completing the quiz, you will receive an email link to an evaluation form within 30 minutes.

Once submitted, you will receive a follow-up email (within 30 minutes) with a link to your completion certificate. Please print and save the completion certificate for your records.

Course Description

This course is designed for dental practitioners and their staff who wish to learn more about the use of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) on primary teeth and how to incorporate SDF into their dental practice. The course will provide an introduction to SDF, summary of the primary literature on the efficacy of SDF in children, review a protocol for applying SDF on primary teeth, and discuss clinic set-up and materials to facilitate the use of SDF. This practical guide on incorporating SDF into a dental practice will include a discussion of family education, informed consent, recommended patient selection, application duration, documentation, dentist's role, assistant's role and video of application with clean-up. This course is consistent with the AAPD's 'Chairside guide: Silver Diamine Fluoride in the Management of Dental Caries Lesions.'

NOTE: SDF is particularly relevant in the current climate as a minimally invasive caries arresting treatment without hand piece aerosol.

After completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • discuss the use of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) as a caries-preventive intervention for primary teeth in the United States
  • cite primary literature and professional guidelines related to SDF in primary teeth
  • describe a protocol for applying SDF in a clinic setting, including the dentists' role, the assistant's role, clinic supplies, billing and progress notes


Jacqueline Burgette, DMD, PhD


Assistant Professor, Department of Dental Public Health and Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine



Self-Study Online (Recorded)


Tuition: $30
Credit: Self-Study Online: Credit Hours - 2
Course #: 53820SI
AGD Code: 430



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Continuing Education




Self-Study Online: Credit Hours - 2



For this re-licensure cycle, due to COVID-19, the PA State Board is allowing all self-study online CE to count toward requirements. (Normally, only 50% of self-study credits count toward re-licensure requirements.


Check with your State Board for licensure requirements..


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