Silver diamine fluoride for early childhood caries- A boon for dentists during COVID-19 pandemic


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Author Details : A. Pradeepika Liyana Arachchige*, Amina Sultan, Chandra Herath

Volume : 7, Issue : 3, Year : 2021

Article Page : 161-165

https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijohd.2021.033



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Abstract

Early Childhood Dental Caries (ECC) is a global burden. Management protocols of a disease are changing constantly with the improving knowledge of the disease, new materials, and treatment strategies. Clinical studies have confirmed the use of Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) is an effective and efficient caries arrest and a prevention therapy. It is a simple, safe, and quick treatment option for carious deciduous teeth. More importantly, caries removal is not indicated before the application which makes the topical application of SDF solution a good alternative in the management of ECC during the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Keywords: Covid­19, Early Childhood Caries [ECC], Silver Diamine Fluoride, Caries Prevention


How to cite : Arachchige A P L, Sultan A, Herath C, Silver diamine fluoride for early childhood caries- A boon for dentists during COVID-19 pandemic. Int J Oral Health Dent 2021;7(3):161-165


Copyright © 2021 by author(s) and Int J Oral Health Dent. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (creativecommons.org)





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Received : 22-08-2021

Accepted : 28-08-2021

Available online : 24-09-2021


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