The aim of this article is to review indications for 38% SDF and the appropriate technique for use. Evidence-based recommendations by the American Dental Association and umbrella reviews of systematic reviews are summarized to provide indications for SDF use in primary and permanent teeth, including sound surfaces and those with non-cavitated and cavitated caries lesions. High-quality evidence supports that SDF is an effective treatment alternative for managing active cavitated coronal and root caries lesions and preventing root caries lesions. Dentists can help by incorporating SDF as an option into their caries prevention and management armamentarium and by helping to train medical providers interested in using SDF on the correct indications and techniques for successful outcomes.
Fontana, Margherita DDS, PhD
"SFD Indications and Technique: When and How to Use SDF to Manage Caries Lesions,"
The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association: Vol. 105:
3, Article 3.
Available at: https://commons.ada.org/journalmichigandentalassociation/vol105/iss3/3