John Frachella, DMD is a pediatric dentist in Oregon and Maine with 45 years experience in the delivery of dental services in public and private settings. For the first 32 years of his career he was the dental director of a free clinic for indigent children in Bangor, Maine and for ten years served as the director of federal clinics in Wheeler County, Oregon. He also works in private practices across the country, is on staff at OHSU Dental School and lectures for NYU Lutheran Medical College dental residency programs. Dr. John Frachella is a national leader in the use of SDF and how SDF impacts dental schools and clinical practice.
VIDEO - DUwHF #1213 - John Frachella
AUDIO - DUwHF #1213 - John Frachella
He presents new options in the management of caries lesions, especially in certain instances and populations. Over the past decade, Dr. Frachella has been using silver solutions in combination with glass ionomer technology to arrest caries while simultaneously addressing destructive dental cavitation (called Silver Modified Atraumatic Restorative Technique - SMART). He sees the minimally invasive medical management of caries as a new, historically proven, highly preventive standard of care for the treatment of worldwide populations of children and special needs adults who desperately need dental services the most.