Valleau, VanDeven & Massie
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF), Hall Technique, Icon Infiltration - Minimally Invasive Dentistry

How can we help you?

We understand that you may have (a lot!) of questions about your child's oral health. Here is a list of our most frequently asked questions (FAQs). If your question is not on the list or is not fully answered here, please do not hesitate to contact our office to speak with one of our team members who will gladly and comprehensively answer any of your questions. 

Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF), Hall Technique, Icon Infiltration - Minimally Invasive Dentistry

Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a minimally invasive, low-cost treatment that dentists paint on the teeth to painlessly treat cavities. SDF was approved by the FDA in 2014. Until now, no option for the treatment of cavities besides restorative dentistry (i.e.fillings) has shown substantial efficacy. Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a topical medicament that can be used to treat cavities in the least invasive way possible. The silver acts an an antimicrobial and the fluoride promotes remineralization. Although countries around the world have been using SDF for decades, the FDA recently cleared the product for the U.S. market in 2014. Our doctors would be more than happy to discuss the uses and applications of SDF and to find out if it is an appropriate alternative treatment for your child. 

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To all of our patients and families:

On behalf of everyone at Valleau, VanDeven, and Massie Dentistry for Children, we thank you for being a part of our family and for your continued support and patience.

As of June 1st, our practice has resumed patient care with many extra COVID-19 precautions. The quality of your child's treatment will continue to be provided at the highest level. Please review our new protocols to know what to expect for your child's appointment. 

For all patients coming in this Fall and Winter, you will be receiving a letter that explains the many changes made at our office to keep everyone safe and healthy, specifically during the COVID pandemic. Visit our safety info page here for more info.  These will change periodically as we stay up to date on the guidelines outlined by our professional and scientific authorities.

Thank you for being on this journey with us and trusting us to care for your children.

See you soon, friends!