Noninvasive Caries Management Technique:

Minimally invasive dental treatments are increasing in public awareness and demand. The newly release ADA evidence based clinical practice guideline for nonrestorative caries treatment has helped shed light on the efficacy of these options to dental providers. Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) is a revolutionary approach to combating caries in a non-invasive manner. Learn the principles of case selection, informed consent, treatment planning, and a clinical protocol for SDF. Learn how to restore cavities in a quick, effective, and painless way using Glass Ionomer Cement and SDF, known as Silver Modified Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (SMART). Dealing with congenital enamel defects and incipient carious lesions can prove particularly troublesome for young patients, which when left untreated, often become a source of embarrassment for the patient. Or worse, some lesions may progress to cavitations, particularly post-orthodontic white spot lesions. Icon Resin Infiltration can arrest incipient carious lesions as well as improve or even completely reverse the appearance of congenital enamel defects and white spot lesions while preserving tooth structure and repairing the patient's natural enamel. Find out how offering minimally invasive options like SDF, SMART, and Icon resin infiltration can attract new patients, improve patient satisfaction, and increase internal marketing and word of mouth referrals to your practice.

Learning Objectives:
• Describe the evidence for using SDF and SMART
• Describe the evidence for using Icon Resin Infiltration
• Review informed consent, coding, and billing
• Describe case selection, materials, and clinical protocol for each procedure

  • CE Credit: 3
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  • Supported by:DMG America
  • Supported by:Crest Oral B Proctor & Gamble
Jeanette MacLean

Jeanette MacLean, DDS, DABPD, FAAPD

Dr. Jeanette MacLean is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, owner of Affiliated Children’s Dental Specialists in Glendale, Arizona, and mother of two. She received her dental degree, with honors, from the University of Southern California in 2003 and completed her specialty training in pediatric dentistry in 2005 at Sunrise Children’s Hospital through the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. MacLean has become an internationally recognized advocate and expert on minimally invasive dentistry, appearing in newspapers, magazines, television, and continuing education lectures on this hot topic. Most notably, she was featured in the July 2016 New York Times article “A Cavity Fighting Liquid Helps Kids Avoid Dentists’ Drills,” which brought national attention to the option of treating cavities non-invasively with silver diamine fluoride.

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