Be SMART: Improve Your Practice with Silver Diamine Fluoride and Glass Ionomer Cement

When:  Feb 18, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM (ET)

Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) is a revolutionary approach to combating caries in a non-invasive manner.  Following a widely publicized 2016 feature in the New York Times, there has been tremendous interest surrounding the use of SDF from patients and dentists.  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 SDF and Glass Ionomer Cement, known as Silver Modified Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (SMART).  Find out how offering minimally-invasive options like SDF and SMART 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 to treat and prevent dental caries
  • Review informed consent, coding, and billing
  • Describe case selection, materials, and clinical protocol for each procedure

Cost for attending: $20 for AGD members, $30 for nonmembers.

AGD Subject Code: 430 Pediatric Dentistry

PAGD thanks Elevate Oral Care and GC America for their sponsorship of this course.



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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