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Silver diamine fluoride is widely accepted in the United States

Non-surgical treatments, especially with Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) and Hall Crowns, offer alternative options for people experiencing barriers to traditional treatment. The researchers wanted to know to what extent these treatment options attract attention in pediatric oral care education in the United States.

For this purpose, an online survey of 29 questions was conducted among the departments of the University of Pediatrics. The data were compared with the results of a similar survey conducted in 2015 to identify trends, reporting ethics, restrictions on use, and possible causes for changes.

Respondents of 82 research projects completed the survey (89% response). Although only 26% of respondents in 2015 said they use SDF, that percentage has risen sharply to 100% by 2020 (p <0.001).

Hall crowns were part of 90% of educational programs, and 69.5% of respondents used the method at least occasionally in their clinic. Long wait times (4 weeks – 14 months) for anesthesia treatment and anesthesia (1 week – 12 months) increased the use of SDF, temporary restoration and hall crowns. Guidelines supporting SDF usage have also led to an increase in the use of this Charis Inhibitor. These changes may be caused by various barriers to providing traditional restoration care. The rapid increase in the learning and use of low-invasive therapy provides physicians with additional options for caries management for patients with barriers to the use of traditional therapy.

Conclusion. SDF has been widely adopted in education by American educational institutions to prevent temporary polycystic ovary disease, and this trend is spreading to other non-surgical therapies.

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Crystal Y, Janelle MN, Yim S, Nelson DJ.. Teaching and application of silver diamine fluoride and Hall-style crowns in American pediatric dental residency programs. Yes Dent Ashok 2020; 151: 755-763.