Pilot evaluation of the therapeutic effect of Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) in Arresting dental caries in the primary teeth of Cambodian slum children
Mengkheng Chray, Shunhour Khorn, Sreykhouch Da, Bathsheba Turton, Callum Durward
Available Online May 2018.
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- arrest of caries, dental caries, cambodia, silver diamine fluoride, primary teeth
- Background. Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) is a clinically applied treatment that controls active dental caries and aids in preventing further progression of the car-ies process. Aim of study. To establish the effectiveness of SDF in arresting pri-mary tooth caries in 6-12-year-old Cambodian children. Methods. A longitudinal observational study was conducted using a convenience sample of 167 children from Api Wat Meanchey primary school who were recruited following consent. Participants received two applications of SDF (Cariestop 30%, Biodinamica, Ibi-pora, Brazil) at six-month intervals and follow-up examinations after 1 year. Oral health education was provided to the participants at the beginning of the study and a school tooth brushing program was in place. Results. 118 (70.7%) of the participants were followed up after one year of which 56.8% were female. The mean dmft/DMFT at baseline was 10.5 (SD 7.6) / 4.6 (SD 4.9). At follow up 82.5% of open carious lesions were arrested. Conclusions. Application of 30% SDF solution two times per year was an effective way to manage caries in this very high caries risk population.
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TY - CONF AU - Mengkheng Chray AU - Shunhour Khorn AU - Sreykhouch Da AU - Bathsheba Turton AU - Callum Durward PY - 2018/05 DA - 2018/05 TI - Pilot evaluation of the therapeutic effect of Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) in Arresting dental caries in the primary teeth of Cambodian slum children BT - 11th International Dentistry Scientific Meeting (IDSM 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 125 EP - 133 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/idsm-17.2018.17 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/idsm-17.2018.17 ID - Chray2018/05 ER -