This course does fulfill the 1-hour state requirement for RDH's in Colorado to apply SDF.
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.
The objectives of this course are for the participants to:
- Learn the history and science behind silver nitrate and silver diamine fluoride
- Understand the diagnostic criteria, indications, and limitations for use
- Be comfortable with the procedure for SDF application and be able to implement in practice
- Be familiar with how to use SDF with other treatment options for optimal results
- Discuss expected treatment outcomes and benefits of minimally invasive techniques
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.