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DE0949: Great Plains Area CDE Webinar: An update on Silver Diamine Fluoride

Date: 4/12/2024 - 4/12/2024
Course Status: Available
Facility: Online
Location: Online
Instructor: John Zimmer
Level: Review
Audience: Assistants, Dentists, DHA, Hygienists
Quota: 5 - 25 students
Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 0.75 (Total CDE); 0.75 (DANB Non-Clinical); 0.75 (AGD - 430)
Joint Sponsorship: No
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This webinar will provide a new update on SDF.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the indications and contraindications of SDF;
2. Remember the source of information; and
3. Be aware of improved isolation/application supply.

Speaker / Presenter:

John Zimmer — Pediatric Dentist : For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

The speaker has no conflicts of interest to report. John Zimmer DDS graduated from Marquette University COD in 1984. For one year he volunteered at the Guadalupe Clinic in Milwaukee, WI. Beginning in 1985 he worked for IHS in Macy NE, Belcourt ND, and Kyle SD. In 1997 he completed the two-year pediatric dental residency in Omaha NE. As a pediatric dentist, he worked in Pine Ridge SD and Sisseton SD. In addition to the list of previous duty stations he provided TDY services in Sisseton, Eagle Butte, Rosebud, and Pine Ridge. Dr. Zimmer has a strong interest in developmental defects of enamel [DDE} as a risk factor in S-ECC. He is a co-author in one publication correlating DDE, deft, and the need for a general anesthetic to provide comprehensive dental care in children less than seventy-two months old.

Disclosure Policy:

It is the policy of the Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, that faculty/planners disclose any financial or other relationships with commercial companies whose products may be discussed in the educational activity. The Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, also requires that faculty disclose any unlabeled or investigative use of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Images that have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes are prohibited.

None of the faculty/planners for this activity has a conflict of interest, and there is no use of unlabeled or investigative pharmaceutical products or medical devices. No images have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes.The educational objectives, content, and selection of educational methods and instructors are conducted independent of any commercial entity.

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an accredited sponsor of continuing education under the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the IHS at IHS CDE Coordinator or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at



Tuition Payment Information:


Tuition Policy:

Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start date of any course. Request for refunds must be received in writing at least two weeks before the course begins. For each refund request, there will be an administrative charge of $100. No refunds will be made to registrants who fail to attend a course. If IHS CDE program cancels a course, then 100% of the tuition will be refunded.