State to State Variation in Rules Governing the Application of and Reimbursement for Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)

UPCOMING POSTER PRESENTATION

Audience: AcademyHealth’s 2021 Annual Research Meeting
Date: June 14-17, 2021
Presented by: Jean Moore

(Poster #429)
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a promising agent for both the prevention and arrest of dental caries. Dental hygienists (DHs) are well positioned by training and education to provide preventive services, including application of SDF. This poster examines state-level regulations and dental board opinions related to DHs’ ability to apply SDF, including infographics illustrating state and regional variations. The significant variation in conditions for the application of SDF across states may discourage its integration into practice.