A non-aerosol restorative protocol: SMART (Silver Modified ART), developed by Dr Geoff Knight

The protocol is for treating asymptomatic carious teeth without using a high-speed handpiece.


30.03.20 Press Release

Dental practices across Europe have been asked to reduce exposure of staff and patients to infection by avoiding all aerosol-generating procedures.
A number of international dental associations, including the American Dental Association, have recommended the management of urgent dental care with interim restorative techniques when possible with silver diamine fluoride and or silver diamine fluoride and glass ionomers, the socalled silver ART.
To support this guidance, SDI are safeguarding supplies of Riva glass ionomer and Riva Star SDF for European governments for their emergency clinics.
Riva Star SDF (Silver Diamine Fluoride) is now available in bottle kits – we have good stocks in our German warehouse - enough to treat more than 40,000 patients and we can make further supplies available if demand increases.
Both products are available through normal supply channels in most European countries, however, please contact SDI direct if there is any difficulty in obtaining supplies.


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When it comes to treating cavities, gone are the days of simply reaching for the amalgam. As the EU regulations around the use of amalgam have started to restrict its use in the UK and with patients increasingly asking for mercury-free alternatives – now is the time to switch to the benefits of riva glass ionomers.

Quick and easy to use – riva glass ionomers chemically bond to the tooth structure without the need for a bonding agent as required with composite resins. Other advantages of riva include the extremely high fluoride release and the ability to arrest caries and remineralise the tooth structure. riva even recharges itself – depleted or low content in the cement can be recharged simply by applying fluoride toothpaste or topical neutral fluoride gel over the restoration.

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