Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST
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Delta Dental 
1 Delta Drive
Concord, NH 03301

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New Hampshire Dental Hygienists' Association 


"SDF for the Dental Team" 

2.0 Clinical CEUs

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join NHDHA for an interactive presentation by speaker

John S. Echternach, DDS

Course Objectives:

1)      Give a brief history of silver nitrate and SDF.

2)      Detail the science, both chemistry and microbiology, of the interaction between SDF and tooth structure.

3)      Emphasize the importance of complete and thorough understanding of SDF by all staff members in order to implement a successful SDF program.

4)      Detail specific SDF and SDF-related protocols, including, but not limited to, combining fluoride varnish and glass ionomer materials.

5)      Review Informed Consent Form and how it dovetails with SDF education.

6)      Review all related CDT codes for SDF use and success.




5:30 - 6:00 PM  Registration and Refreshments

6:00 - 8:00 PM  John S. Echternach, DDS, "SDF for the Dental Team"

2.0 Clinical CEUs



  • SADHA MEMBER:     $25

Registration Deadline is January 3, 2019.

Payment Options:  Credit cards and checks accepted. Checks must be received in the NHDHA office by February 5. Pay with credit card by clicking on the PayPal button in the Registration Form. PayPal account is not required.

Refund Policy: Cancellations received by 2/5/19 will be refunded less a 25% administrative fee. No refunds accepted on or after 2/6/19.

John S. Echternach, DDS

John S. Echternach, D.D.S., is a retired general dentist who maintained a private practice in Henniker, NH, for 40 years.  He has been an active member of the American Dental Association, the New Hampshire Dental Society (NHDS) and Concord Dental Society (CDS). His role in organized dentistry includes more than 16 years in a leadership capacity in both the NHDS and the CDS.

In his retirement, John has assumed the role as a teacher of healthcare professionals with his focus on a specific treatment: the science and clinical applications of silver diamine fluoride (SDF).  After learning about the uses of SDF toward the end of his career, he successfully used this method on both children and adults for the last three years in his Henniker practice.

In his spare time, Dr. Echternach enjoys bike riding and power walking with his wife, Judie.  He also practices tai chi and tinkers with old clocks in his cozy clock shop.


Upcoming Events

NHDHA Evening CE:

April 2nd - "Head, Neck, and Jaw: A Yoga Tune Up Workshop," Concord

NHDHA CE Saturdays:

March 9th - "Generational Differences Related to the RDH and to the Oral Health of Your Patients" / "Medical Marijuana: What You Need to Know," Manchester


Check the NHDHA website often for details and additional events!