Mon, Mar 30|
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WEBINAR - Trends in Minimally Invasive Dentistry: Silver Diamine Fluoride, Glass Ionomer, Hall Technique
With Dr. Jeanette MacLean
Time & Location
Mar 30, 2020, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Webinar - provide email address for link
About the Event
Given the current situation, this program will be free for all participants. One of the VDDS' mandates is to foster and promote collegiality; we feel this is a great way to offer that.
Monday, March 30th program info:
- you will receive a link at 8:00am on Monday, March 30th; please provide the email address you would like this to be sent to
- this program is free to VDDS members and staff
- you can access the program through your computer browser, or download the Zoom app on your mobile device
- you can receive up to 5.0 credit hours; you will need to submit this on your own with your College (be sure to submit it as a “live webinar” when doing so).
- day-of schedule:
8:00am-8:30am: log in (expect challenges with internet being overwhelmed, we encourage you to login early)
8:30am-10:00am: Part 1 - Be SMART: Improve Your Practice with Silver Diamine Fluoride, Glass Ionomer Cement, and the Hall Technique
10:15am-11:15am: Part 1 - Be SMART continued
11:15am-11:30am: Questions via chat for Part 1
11:30am-Noon: Lunch Break
Noon-1:15pm: Part 2 - Less is More Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Treatment Options for Enamel Defects
1:15pm-1:30pm: Questions via chat for Part 2
Part 1: Be SMART: Improve Your Practice with Silver Diamine Fluoride, Glass Ionomer Cement, and the Hall Technique
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 Glass Ionomer Cement, stainless steel crowns, and SDF, known as Silver Modified Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (SMART) and the Hall Technique. Find out how offering minimally-invasive options like SDF, SMART, and Hall crowns can attract new patients, improve patient satisfaction, and increase internal marketing and word of mouth referrals to your practice.
Part 2: Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Treatment Options for Enamel Defects
Unsightly congenital enamel defects and acquired white spot lesions can be troublesome for many patients. Historically, these blemishes have been treated with invasive and costly resin bondings and veneers. Dealing with enamel defects 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. This course will review three simple and painless options to manage enamel defects. MI Paste, ICON Resin Infiltration, and etch/bleach seal can 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.
• Describe the evidence for using SDF and SMART to treat and prevent dental caries
• Describe the evidence for the Hall Technique
• Describe the evidence for using MI Paste, ICON Resin Infiltration, and Etch/Bleach/Seal
• Review informed consent, coding, and billing
• Describe case selection, materials, and clinical protocol for each procedure
• Review the pros and cons for each technique
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.
March 30th Live Webinar