New Rules on SDF Application by Dental Hygienists Take Effect

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New rules governing the application of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) by dental hygienists have officially taken effect as of Aug. 14. Under the new rules adopted by the Colorado Dental Board, hygienists can now apply SDF when working in collaboration with a licensed dentist. To qualify, a licensed dental hygienist must complete a live, interactive training course offered by a …

Stakeholder Meeting: Silver Diamine Fluoride Rulemaking

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With the passage of HB18-1045, dental hygienists in Colorado have gained the ability to deliver silver diamine fluoride (SDF) treatments to patients in cooperation with a dentist. Prior to the passage of this bill, the Colorado Dental Board had considered SDF to be outside the scope of dental hygiene practice. As part of the implementation of HB18-1045, the Colorado Dental …

SDF in Colorado: HB18-1045 Passes

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From the Spring 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association In the last two years since Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, silver diamine fluoride (SDF) has become more widely used by Colorado dentists, and especially pediatric dentists. Given the safety profile of SDF treatment and its potential for expanding access in many underserved and non-traditional settings, states around the …

UCSF Protocol for Caries Arrest Using Silver Diamine Fluoride: Rationale, Indications and Consent

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By Jeremy A. Horst, DDS, PhD; Hellene Ellenikiotis, DDS; and Peter L. Milgrom, DDS From the California Dental Assoication, With Permission to Reprint In the Spring 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Abstract The Food and Drug Administration recently cleared silver diamine fluoride for reducing tooth sensitivity. Clinical trials document arrest and prevention of dental caries by silver diamine …

Meeting to Look at Limited Prescriptive Authority for Hygienists

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A Colorado Dental Board stakeholder meeting will be held at noon Jan. 3, 2018, to collect input on draft revisions to Rule XIII – Limited Prescriptive Authority for Dental Hygienists. Draft Rules Download the official notice and draft rules for the stakeholder meeting. 3 Ways to Participate In Person: Civic Center Plaza, 1560 Broadway, Conference Room 1250A, Denver, CO 80202. …