Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1831-1836

Assessment of knowledge about silver diamine fluoride in Riyadh Elm University among students (levels 11 and 12) and interns

Authors: Al Anoud Fahad Al Salem, Shahad Abdulrahman Al Shamrani, Lama Abdullah Al Ashwal, Munirah Ibrahim Al Kharan.

ABSTRACT

Background: Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a solution containing ionic silver, fluoride, and ammonia, which arrests carious lesions' progress and prevents the development of future caries. The silver particle extends into the dentin tubules and could create bonding problems for subsequent composite resin restorations placed over SDF-treated darkened tooth structures. This study aimed to assess knowledge about SDF and to educate the students in levels 11 and 12 and in terns about the SDF. Methodology: The study is based on a designed questionnaire, which contained 715 questions regarding the knowledge of SDF, which was then distributed to the targeted undergraduate dental students (levels 11 and 12) and interns via papers and an online survey (Survey Monkey) Results: The results show that knowledge about SDF in Riyadh Elm University among students (levels 11 and 12) and interns were low. A total of 252 respondents were participated in the survey. The majority (79.4%) of them were ≤25 years old. Furthermore, 33.7% of participants were from level 11, 42.9% from level 12, and 23.4% were interns. Conclusion: In summary, SDF appears to be a useful immediate treatment for children who can receive traditional restorative treatment for dental decay. It helps caries arrest and prevent new lesions on the teeth, where it is applied and is a minimal intervention treatment that is safe and affordable. Given the preceding, it might be expected that SDF will be wide ly implemented for caries control to meet the patient's needs.

Keywords:
Knowledge; Silver Diamine Fluoride; Riyadh Elm


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Assessment of knowledge about silver diamine fluoride in Riyadh Elm University among students (levels 11 and 12) and interns


Authors
Al Anoud Fahad Al Salem
Riyadh Elm University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Shahad Abdulrahman Al Shamrani
Riyadh Elm University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Lama Abdullah Al Ashwal
Riyadh Elm University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Munirah Ibrahim Al Kharan
Riyadh Elm University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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. Riyadh Elm University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia;; alanoudas94@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 22 Sep 2020
Accepted 03 Oct 2020
Published online 25 Oct 2020
Published in print 05 Nov 2020

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Salem AAFA, Shamrani SAA, Ashwal LAA, Kharan MIA. Assessment of knowledge about silver diamine fluoride in Riyadh Elm University among students (levels 11 and 12) and interns. IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1831-1836. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600606870


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Salem AAFA, Shamrani SAA, Ashwal LAA, Kharan MIA. Assessment of knowledge about silver diamine fluoride in Riyadh Elm University among students (levels 11 and 12) and interns. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=136559 [Access: January 26, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600606870


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Salem AAFA, Shamrani SAA, Ashwal LAA, Kharan MIA. Assessment of knowledge about silver diamine fluoride in Riyadh Elm University among students (levels 11 and 12) and interns. IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1831-1836. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600606870


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Salem AAFA, Shamrani SAA, Ashwal LAA, Kharan MIA. Assessment of knowledge about silver diamine fluoride in Riyadh Elm University among students (levels 11 and 12) and interns. IJMDC. (2020), [cited January 26, 2021]; 4(11): 1831-1836. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600606870


Harvard Style

Salem, A. A. F. A., Shamrani, . S. A. A., Ashwal, . L. A. A. & Kharan, . M. I. A. (2020) Assessment of knowledge about silver diamine fluoride in Riyadh Elm University among students (levels 11 and 12) and interns. IJMDC, 4 (11), 1831-1836. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600606870


Turabian Style

Salem, Al Anoud Fahad Al, Shahad Abdulrahman Al Shamrani, Lama Abdullah Al Ashwal, and Munirah Ibrahim Al Kharan. 2020. Assessment of knowledge about silver diamine fluoride in Riyadh Elm University among students (levels 11 and 12) and interns. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (11), 1831-1836. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600606870


Chicago Style

Salem, Al Anoud Fahad Al, Shahad Abdulrahman Al Shamrani, Lama Abdullah Al Ashwal, and Munirah Ibrahim Al Kharan. "Assessment of knowledge about silver diamine fluoride in Riyadh Elm University among students (levels 11 and 12) and interns." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1831-1836. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600606870


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Salem, Al Anoud Fahad Al, Shahad Abdulrahman Al Shamrani, Lama Abdullah Al Ashwal, and Munirah Ibrahim Al Kharan. "Assessment of knowledge about silver diamine fluoride in Riyadh Elm University among students (levels 11 and 12) and interns." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.11 (2020), 1831-1836. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600606870


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Salem, A. A. F. A., Shamrani, . S. A. A., Ashwal, . L. A. A. & Kharan, . M. I. A. (2020) Assessment of knowledge about silver diamine fluoride in Riyadh Elm University among students (levels 11 and 12) and interns. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (11), 1831-1836. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600606870


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