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A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

Sep 10, 2021

This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists TIPisode we are joined by Dr. Joy D. Void-Holmes, RDH, BSDH, MHSc, AADH to discuss Silver Diamine Fluoride and why you should think outside the box and incorporate a new product into your operatory. Dr. Joy is the founder of Dr. Joy, RDH and the creator of the Dental Hygiene Student Planner.


Episode Highlights

  • Silver Diamine Fluoride 
  • Think outside of the box
  • Timeline of SDF
  • Safety
  • Benefits for Patients
  • Off label uses
  • Who is this for


“Why would someone want to purposely blacken teeth?” 


“In 2016 SDF received the Breakthrough Therapy designation by the Food and Drug Administration because of its ability to arrest decay.” 


“This is the first oral health therapy to receive this designation.” 


“That is 2x more fluoride than is found in fluoride varnish.” 


“It's worth the extra step in my opinion for the patient to maintain a cosmetically pleasing smile.” 


“⅓ patients suffer from dentinal hypersensitivity.”


“Approximately 50% of older adults suffer from root caries.”


“Early Childhood Caries is still the number one childhood disease in the world.”


“My math may not be exact but chances are ½ of the patients you see on a daily basis could benefit from Silver Diamine Fluoride.” 


“My patients are worth it, and your patients should be too.” 



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