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.
• 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