Colgate Dentist First

Expert Lecture


Topic: SDF: An Old New Dentistry

Speaker: Dr. Sreekanth Kumar Mallineni

Venue: Exotica, King Court Avenue, Magunta Layout, Nellore

Time: 7 pm to 10 pm on 19th July, 2019

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About Speaker

Dr. Sreekanth Kumar Mallineni :

  • Qualification
    • BDS, PGDipHP, MDS, AdvDipDSPediatDent, FICD
    • Associate Professor - Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Narayana Dental College and Hospital
    • Clinic Head and Consultant Paediatric Dentist - RICH Dental Hospital, Nellore, AP, India
    • Honorary Research Associate, Paediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Professional Affiliations
    • Member of International Association of Pediatric Dentistry
    • Member of Indian Dental Association
    • Member of AP Dental Council
    • Member of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
  • Awards and Active roles
    • Student Ambassador: Asia Pacific Dental Students congress - 2010
    • Scientific Committee Member: National Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive dentistry conference- 2017 (PEDOSpeare-2017)
    • Academician of the year 2017 - FAMDENT dentistry Excellence Awards - 2017
    • Young Pedodontist Researcher Award - 2017 - Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
    • Outstanding Dentist of the year (Jury) - 2018 - FAMDENT Dentistry Excellence Awards - 2018
    • Profile of the Month - December 2018 - Indian Dental Association Head Office, Mumbai, India

Lecture synopsis

  • Abstract
    • Dental Caries remains a rigorous oral health problem amongst the population and its impact in terms of pain, impairment of function and oral health-related quality of life. Dental phobia, financial constraints, appointment scheduling difficulties, and transportation issues are among the significant barriers to proper dental care.
    • Conventional management of the carious lesions follows the removal of the carious tooth structure and the placement of an appropriate restorative material. Consequently, minimal invasive dentistry (MID), which aims at maintenance of the sound tooth structure using non-invasive techniques, has replaced the usual strategies.
    • Most recently, Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) had recently gained attention by oral health professionals globally due to its effectiveness in arresting the progression and prevention of the carious lesions. Originally, SDF had have been introduced in the dentistry in the early 19th century and it’s been started refocusing more recently by the dental fraternity. SDF allows arresting remaining decay, remineralizing and hardening leathery dentin leading to the dark color change. SDF is applied directly to carious lesions, to arrest and prevent dental caries. Since the management of dental caries with SDF is non-invasive and much contentedly performed, it can be a favorable means to treat carious teeth.