May 1, 2021
Silver modified ART (SMART) is becoming the gold standard of caries management. Riva Star is an adjunct to SDF treatment that enables dentists to heal caries in deciduous and permanent teeth in a single visit without pain, tissue removal or staining.
Although dentists have been aware of the benefits of SDF for almost 50 years it has never found traction within the dental profession due to the staining associated with it; apart from limited treatment of deciduous teeth, root caries and some public health systems.
Riva Star has the potential to revolutionize the global management of caries. It is approved by Health Canada and the Brazilian Government for Caries Arrest and should be approved around the world.
Immediately post placement
Immediately after restoration
4 months Xray post placement
5 months post placement
7 months post placement
14 months post placement
Geoff Knight BDSc MSc MBA PhD
Geoff Knight is a general dentist and internationally noted dental speaker with special interests in Minimal Intervention Aesthetic Dentistry.
He has pioneered a number of innovative clinical procedures in aesthetic dentistry and the pharmacological management of caries and is named on several patents. He has consulted widely across the dental industry and currently works with SDI and PDS.
He has been published in Quintessence International, Australian Dental Journal and Journal of Periodontal Research. He has produced a series of clinical technique videos and written over 100 articles on aesthetic and adhesive dentistry many of which have been translated into a number of languages and published internationally.
*Knight GM, McIntyre JM, Craig GG, Mulyani, Zilm PS, Gully NJ. Inability to form a biofilm of Strep Mutans on silver fluoride and potassium iodide – treated demineralized dentin.
QI 2009; 40:156-161
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