New Option for Treating Cavities

Silver Diamine Fluoride: Cavity Treatment

At our Fall ADCPA (Academy of Dental CPAs) meeting we learned of the wonders of a new cavity treatment called silver diamine fluoride…SDF from one of our knowledgeable members. If you are a pediatric dentist you may already be in the know as this is touted as the latest and greatest thing for treating cavities in baby teeth. No drilling, no anesthesia, no pain. Just a drop is needed for the treatment, so although the service will not be a big ticket item, the margins are fabulous. Not to mention, parents will be ecstatic and tell their friends. But the uses could extend beyond children to the elderly and others, and even to adult molars hidden from view. Do your research. There are pros and cons. But definitely check it out!