Silver Diamine Fluoride

Silver Diamine Fluoride Protocols and Training Programs

Effective October 3, 2018, the Board adopted rules that allow dental hygienists to use silver diamine fluoride under public health supervision.  The written agreements for public health supervision must be filed with the Bureau of Oral Health and Delivery Systems, and must also be maintained by the dentist and the dental hygienist and made available to the Board upon request.  The agreement must be reviewed, at a minimum, every two years.  The agreement establishes the locations and services that may be provided under public health supervision.  For more information about public health supervision requirements, please refer here.

Iowa Administrative Code 650-10.5(3) establishes the requirements for the use of silver diamine fluoride in public health settings.

  • The supervising dentist and the dental hygienist must complete Board-approved training on the use of silver diamine fluoride if the services are included in the supervision agreement; and
  • The agreement must include specific guidelines for the use of silver diamine fluoride and must comply with Board-approved protocols.

Board-Approved Protocols

At its September 28, 2018 meeting, the Board approved protocols for the use of silver diamine fluoride in public health settings.  The protocols were developed by the Iowa Department of Public Health in conjunction with the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.  The approved protocols are available here.

Board-Approved Silver Diamine Fluoride Training Courses

The Iowa Dental Board has approved the following courses for the purposes of training in the use of silver diamine fluoride under public health supervision:

University of Iowa College of Dentistry
Contact: Amanda Shoemaker
Website: www.dentistry.uiowa/ce
Phone: (319) 335-7166; Fax: (319) 335-7155

Mary Kelly, L.L.C.
Contact: Mary Kelly, R.D.H., B.S., M.S.
Phone: (515) 321-5125

Iowa Dental Association
May 2019 Meeting
"Medical Model of Caries for the Modern Dental Practice: Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) and More"
Presented by: Dr. Jeremy Horst
Approved by the Iowa Dental Board: 4/5/2019


Updated: 4/10/2019

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