Comprehensive dental care for under-served children in San Luis Obispo County since 2003
Central Coast Dental Hygienists Society Presents
Using silver products to arrest caries – what every hygienist should know
The antimicrobial use of silver compounds pivots on the 100-year-old application of silver nitrate, silver foil, and silver sutures for the prevention and treatment of ocular, surgical, and dental infections. However it’s approval for use in dentistry in the US is new. This course will provide evidence-based information on the efficacy of two silver products in the management of dental caries – silver diamine fluoride and silver nitrate.
Discuss the history of silver products in dentistry
Describe the action of silver in arresting caries
Describe the efficacy of silver products in arresting caries
Describe the application process along with limitations of each product
Speaker Dr. Kathy Phipps
Dr. Kathy Phipps is an oral epidemiologist with considerable experience in caries research and the development and implementation of oral health surveillance systems. Currently, she is the Data Coordinator for the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and a consultant for the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and the Oglala Sioux Tribe. She is the primary consultant for the Indian Health Service’s Oral Health Surveys of American Indian and Alaska Native Children.