Dental Board Adopts SDF and BLS/CPR Rule Changes

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The Colorado Dental Board has adopted revisions to the BLS/CPR requirements in Rule III and the supervision requirements for application of Silver Diamine Fluoride by dental hygienists in Rule XXVI. The CDA has supported these changes and actively engaged throughout the legislative and rulemaking processes. The adopted changes to Rule XXVI ensure full alignment with legislative intent regarding the level …

SDF Rule to be Reopened

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The Colorado Dental Board meets Thursday, March 28, and is expected to vote to reopen rules governing the application of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) by dental hygienists to clarify the current interpretation. Following the meeting, the board will hold several stakeholder meetings to receive input from the public. CDA staff will inform membership of the stakeholder meeting dates as they …

Were the Odds Ever in Our Favor? 2018 Legislative Wrap-Up

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By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA Director of Government Relations From the Summer 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Colorado’s 2018 state legislative session began on Jan. 10 and ended on May 9. Legislators considered several bills that affect dental offices. Bills with the greatest impact on dentists are detailed below. Dental Hygiene Authorization to Administer Silver Diamine Fluoride In 2017, …

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 …

New Rules Adopted on Application of SDF by Dental Hygienists

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On June 14, the Colorado Dental Board adopted new rules governing the application of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) by dental hygienists. Under these rules, which take effect Aug. 14, dental hygienists will be able to apply SDF when working in collaboration with a licensed dentist. To qualify to apply SDF, a licensed dental hygienist must first complete at least a …

Dental Board to Hold Silver Diamine Fluoride Hearing

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On June 14, the Colorado Dental Board is holding its next rulemaking hearing on Rule XXVI, the Application of Silver Diamine Fluoride by Dental Hygienists. The CDA recommends oral health professionals in the state weigh in on these rulemaking decisions. When making its decision to adopt the rule, the board is looking to identify its effect on consumers, positive or …

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 …