Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) is a liquid used on cavities to stop their progression. It arrests tooth decay. It also helps with tooth sensitivity. It is a good and safe treatment alternative that we like to offer especially when working with young kids. It can be easily applied with a brush or with a floss for caries between the teeth. There is no drilling or anesthesia required. However, it does cause a black stain on the cavity. This can be of little concern especially when treating back teeth. Your pediatric dentist will let you know if this atraumatic and non-invasive technique is an effective option for treating your child’s dental decay.
Special Needs Children
Our office and our dental team have experience in providing individualized dental care to children with special health care needs. We understand that children with special health care needs are unique. Any child may have a difficult time acclimating to the dentist at first, and this can be even more difficult for children with special health care needs. Our goal is to get them used to the dental environment, to provide them with a pleasant experience and to build a good and trusting relationship with the child and his family to facilitate overall oral health care. We are dedicated to providing the best dental care to this special population.
Your specialist in pediatric dentistry
DMD, MSc, FRCD(c), Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Rita-Maria Chami obtained a doctorate in dentistry at the University of Montreal in 2017. After finishing her dental degree, she then pursued a one-year multidisciplinary residency program at the Montreal Children’s Hospital at McGill University, during which she was able to broaden her competencies and confirm her interest in the treatment of children.
Dr. Chami went on to complete her 3 year specialty training at the University of Toronto, where she was also awarded a Master of Science degree. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and is a member of both the Canadian and American Academies of Pediatric Dentistry.
After the completion of her training, Dr Chami returned to practice in her hometown of Montreal. She is now a clinical professor at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, as well as a guest lecturer at McGill University’s faculty of dentistry.
As a pediatric dentist, Dr Chami’s goal is to provide a pleasant dental experience for her patients and their families. She aims to provide the best care in a comfortable environment so that every child can leave with a smile on their face after their appointment!
In her free time, Dr Chami enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her friends and family. She also likes trying new restaurants and baking new recipes.