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March 17, 2022

Latest Under the Coverage Episode Features Al Lewis Discussing Dental Treatments

Have you ever considered Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) as an alternative to crowns or fillings? There may be a silver lining to this dental treatment.  Listen to learn why from Al Lewis, CEO of Quizzify, who joins Nova’s latest podcast, “There’s More Than One Way to Fill a Tooth.”

In this week’s episode of “Under the Coverage,” Lewis discusses his personal experience trying SDF, which is an FDA-approved topical solution that can be used to treat a cavity, more quickly and cost effectively than the traditional way. The one caveat is it turns the decay black.

“I said, well, I don't really care because number one, it it’s the wisdom tooth way in the back, and two, I’m already married. I'm not trying to impress anybody,” noted Lewis of his experience at the dentist.

As CEO and co-founder of Quizzify, Lewis works to help consumers make healthier choices through a health care learning platform. Quizzify teaches health literacy using a format similar to Jeopardy, offering humorous, trivia-style quizzes reviewed by doctors at Harvard Medical School to explain complex topics. Stream this week’s episode to learn more from Lewis.

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