Join us for the final General Membership meeting of the year!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
OSU Fawcett Center
5:45 pm

“Medical Management of Caries – Why Silver Diamine Fluoride is the New Black”

 Silver Diamine Fluoride has been used around the world for decades, but only recently gained FDA approval in the US. Uptake in pediatric dentistry has been swift, but SDF can be used more broadly as a medical management tool for dental caries in patients of all ages.


  1. Discuss medical management versus surgical management of dental caries.
  1. Understand the history of SDF, its safety, and indications and contraindications for its use.
  1. Learn how and why you should incorporate SDF into your practice tomorrow.

Presented by:
Kim Hammersmith, DDS, MPH, MS
Pediatric Dentist - Outreach Coordinator
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Dr. Hammersmith graduated from Duke University in 2003, received her DDS in 2008 and her Master of Public Health in 2009 from the University of North Carolina, and completed her pediatric dental residency at the Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital in 2011. She worked with Gaston Family Health Services, an FQHC outside of Charlotte, NC, from 2011-2016, and then returned to Columbus to join the pediatric dental faculty team at the Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital as Outreach Coordinator. Aside from teaching residents in clinic and treating her own patients, Dr. Hammersmith’s current projects and interests include Silver Diamine Fluoride, Teledentistry, and Early Head Start.