Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Editorial Volume 8 Issue 5

Silver Diamine Fluoride: A Game-Changer in Pediatric Dentistry

Faraed Dawood Salman*

Professor in Dental Assistant Department/Medical Technical Institute, Erbil Polytechnic University, Erbil, Iraq

*Corresponding Author: Faraed Dawood Salman, Professor in Dental Assistant Department/Medical Technical Institute, Erbil Polytechnic University, Erbil, Iraq.

Received: March 14, 2024; Published: May 01, 2024


Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) has emerged as a revolutionary treatment modality in pediatric dentistry, offering a minimally invasive and cost-effective approach to managing dental caries in children [1]. This editorial explores the efficacy, safety, and practical implications of using SDF as a caries-arresting agent, particularly in high-risk populations [2]. Drawing upon recent research findings and clinical evidence, the abstract highlights the potential of SDF to mitigate the burden of untreated dental caries and improve oral health outcomes in children worldwide [3]. Furthermore, the abstract discusses key considerations for integrating SDF into pediatric dental practice, including regulatory considerations, patient acceptance, and long-term monitoring [4]. Overall, SDF represents a promising tool in the armamentarium of pediatric dentists, offering a non-surgical solution for caries management and prevention in young patients [5].


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  3. Mei ML., et al. “Clinical Use of Silver Diamine Fluoride in Dental Treatment”. Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry 2 (2016): 93-98.
  4. Crystal YO., et al. “Parental perceptions and acceptance of silver diamine fluoride staining”. Journal of the American Dental Association 7 (2017): 510-518.
  5. Rosenblatt A., et al. “Silver Diamine Fluoride: A Caries "Silver-Fluoride Bullet"”. Journal of Dental Research 2 (2009): 116-125.


Citation: Faraed Dawood Salman. “Silver Diamine Fluoride: A Game-Changer in Pediatric Dentistry”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 8.5 (2024): 01.


Copyright: © 2024 Faraed Dawood Salman. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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