$25.00 USD

A Smarter Approach: Silver Fluorides and Glass Ionomer


Live Webinar hosted by Dental Explorer Network and 360 Dental Navigations via ZOOM

Speaker: Alyssa Aberle MA, RDH

Date:  2/7/2023

Time: 6:30- 8:00 pm MST

CEU: 1.5

AGD Subject Code: 430

Course Objectives:

- Learn the history and science behind silver nitrate and silver diamine fluoride 

- Understand the diagnostic criteria, indications, and limitations for use 

- Become comfortable with the procedure for SDF application and be able to implement in practice 

- Introduce attendees with how to use SDF for SMART restorations 

- Discuss expected treatment outcomes and benefits of SDF and SMART techniques.

 Course Description:

Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is not new, but is still unfamiliar to many dental professionals in the US. This course will talk about the successful use of silver diamine fluoride, and its silver-based predecessors, in other countries over the past centuries. Learn about the various uses for silver diamine fluoride in your practice and how it can be a great treatment option for our patients of all ages. In this expanded course, we’ll also dig into SMART (silver modified atraumatic restorative technique) and how combining SDF with glass ionomer for sealants and restorations can further improve patient outcomes.


Speaker Bio: 

Alyssa Aberle is a 2009 graduate of the University of Colorado’s dental hygiene program. Alyssa has spent her dental hygiene career working with several local nonprofit organizations including Kids In Need of Dentistry, Salud Family Health Centers, Colorado Orthodontic Foundation, STRIDE Community Health Center (formerly MCPN). Through her work within these organizations, she had the desire to gain knowledge on business operations and management to complement her clinical background. In 2013, Alyssa graduated with a Masters in Business Administration from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Alyssa still works clinically for a federally qualified health center and coordinates their school-based dental program. Alyssa has seen first hand how lack of access to dental care can affect a student’s ability to learn and relationships with their peers. Learning about SDF and other minimally invasive treatment options has been a game changer for her work with these underserved populations. Her dream is that someday all people will have access to affordable and quality oral health care.