The New York Times Silver Diamine Fluoride Article, One Year Later
By pure serendipity, Knox came to see me for his check-up today, on the 1 year anniversary of
the New York Times silver diamine fluoride article. His mom had not made the connection. I told him he was ‘world famous’ and he and his mom got a kick out of that. She said people she hadn’t spoken to in years, even from across the country, called and emailed her, “is that your son?!” You might recall she is an anesthesiologist and we had a poignant discussion about the significance of this option and how it can help many children avoid deep sedation and anesthesia. (P.S. that’s my patient, Paul, in the background photo bombing us. He has Down Syndrome and has been coming to our office since he was 2 years old – so for 43 years!!?!! He couldn’t wait for his turn. And yup, he got SDF too!!💕) Life is good!
By Catherine Saint Louis
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