Continuing Dental Education

CE1861: Law/Lewis Lecture in Pediatric Dentistry

Treating Caries with Glass, Steel, Silver, Fluoride, Iodine, Xylitol, Dairy, Liver, and Fish!

Jeremy Horst, DDS, PhD

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Treating Caries with Glass, Steel, Silver, Fluoride, Iodine, Xylitol, Dairy, Liver, and Fish!

The University of Washington gratefully acknowledges the Arcora Foundation and GC America for the educational grants provided in support of this course.

Course Description

The ADA just announced a new paradigm of dentistry: NonRestorative Caries Treatment. Enabled by Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) and bolstered by Fluoride varnish, ART/ITR, SMART, and Hall crowns, “leaving caries in the tooth” with or without a restoration is now standard of care. These changes have brought about new opportunities and new challenges. While SDF and complimentary techniques are faster and less invasive, defining a billing philosophy is tricky and monitoring outcomes is fundamentally different than for restorations. Nevertheless, they can be combined. Attendees will learn why SDF is Dr. Jeremy’s gateway drug to high viscosity glass ionomer cements (HV-GICs). Meanwhile, great progress has been made in defining which preventives actually work, including nutrients. Hands-on experiences will include application of SDF and HV-GIC, and a science experiment on the relevant dynamics of saliva pH – complete with surprises to enhance learning.

Course Objectives

As a result of attending this program you will be able to:

  • Explain the indications, benefits, and risks for SDF, SMART, and Hall crowns to patients.
  • Perform the technique for placing sealants and fillings with high viscosity glass ionomer cement.
  • Guide families through deciding whether to start with restorative or nonrestorative caries treatment.
  • Monitor and properly respond to outcomes of non-restorative caries treatments.
  • Select effective prevention strategies beyond brushing and flossing for your community.
  • Explain how evidence-based non-invasive methods can overcome access and disease management issues faced by traditional dentistry.
  • Discuss the procedural (provider) and experiential (patient) differences between NonRestorative and Restorative caries management.


Jeremy Horst is a pediatric dentist in private practice and a quantitative biologist at UC San Francisco. His mission is to decrease suffering from tooth decay by driving developments in minimally-invasive dentistry. Jeremy was an early leader in introducing Silver Diamine Fluoride into the United States. He continues to do clinical and laboratory research to investigate its strengths and limitations, and develop better treatments and preventives for the future. Clinically he focuses on maximally effective, minimally invasive techniques to stop dental caries and create an easy relationship to dentistry for children and people with special healthcare needs.


  • Dr. Horst has received a past unrestricted grant to UCSF from Advantage Silver Dental Arrest, and has received honoraria paid by various dental groups and dental companies.
  • The staff of the University of Washington Office of Continuing Dental Education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Course Logistics

Friday, May 10, 2019

The Mountaineers Club
7700 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115

This course is designed for dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and office staff.

Download Course Application Form
Register Online (available until the Wednesday before the course).

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:30am
Course: 8:30am – 4:30pm

TUITION – price includes lunch:
Until May 8, 2019(after, $25 more)
$189/Hygienist, Dental Assistant, Office Staff
$260/Current Dental Alumni Member

* This course is eligible for a 10% tuition discount if you are a current member of the UW Dental Alumni Association.

7 hours

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University of Washington designates this activity for 7 continuing education credits.