Silver Diamine Fluoride for Caries Control

Presenter: Scott L. Tomar
Moderator: Victoria Leck
Originally Presented: May 10, 2017

CDHA Member Pricing: $ 10.00
Duration: 60 minutes


Silver-containing products have long been used as antimicrobial agents in many medical applications, including dentistry. Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) has been used for caries management in other countries for more than 80 years, gained acceptance by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2014, and was approved by Health Canada in 2017. During this webinar, Dr. Scott Tomar will discuss the mechanisms by which SDF works, the clinical indications for SDF, and its method of application based on the scientific literature.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the scientific literature on the efficacy of SDF in arresting dental caries
  • Discuss the mechanisms by which SDF arrests dental caries
  • Describe the indications for using SDF and its method of application
  • Describe the limitations of SDF


Presenter: Scott L. Tomar, DMD, DrPH

Scott L. Tomar, DMD, DrPH

Dr. Scott L. Tomar is Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Among his research interests are disparities in oral health, community-based prevention of oral diseases, and facilitating access to care for vulnerable populations. Dr. Tomar currently serves as Chair of the American Public Health Association’s Oral Health Section and he is a diplomate of the American Board of Public Health.


Moderator: Victoria Leck, MHM, RDH

Victoria Leck, MHM, RDH

Victoria has 25 years of experience as a dental hygienist, with 18 of those spent in public health. She is a graduate of the dental hygiene program at Canadore College, holds a bachelor’s degree in health administration from Ryerson University, and a master's degree in health management from McMaster University. Victoria is the manager of professional development at the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association.

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