Silver Diamine Fluoride Application

Silver Diamine Fluoride is a great preventative and conservative treatment option for baby teeth with small cavities. It is a liquid that is applied directly to the cavity, either with a brush or a piece of floss, and cured with a LED light. Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) is a topical antimicrobial and remineralizing non-invasive treatment option for interproximal lesions (decay between the teeth).

Policy statement by the AAPD:

• supports the use of SDF as part of an ongoing caries management plan with the aim of optimizing individualized patient care consistent with the goals of a dental home.

• recognizes the application of SDF as a minimally invasive approach that may prevent or delay the need for more extensive and expensive procedures.

• supports delegation of application of SDF to qualified allied dental personnel with training and supervision according to a state’s dental practice act by prescription or order of a dentist after a comprehensive oral examination and caries risk assessment.

• supports the education of dental students, residents, other oral health professionals and their staffs to ensure understanding of the appropriate clinical use of SDF.

• encourages more practice-based research to be conducted on SDF to evaluate its efficacy and impact on oral health-related quality of life for infants, children, adolescents, and individuals with special health care needs.


Ask Dr. Tara or Dr. Janna about this service at your next visit!


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329 W. Carl Albert Parkway
McAlester, Oklahoma 74501