Online Continuing Education / Restorative Dentistry / Course Details

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

The Science of Tooth Whitening

Categories: Restorative Dentistry

Author(s): Rod Kurthy

Course Type: elearning

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists

Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Describe how and why peroxides make teeth lighter
   
2. Review the effect of design and fit of whitening trays on the outcome of whitening treatments

3. List and describe the variables that affect whitening gels, predictability and outcomes

4. Review the treatment of tetracycline stains, fluorosis, and other challenging cases

Abstract

A good understanding of the science behind the treatments we provide, such as restorative dentistry, implants, oral surgery, and periodontal treatment, is necessary to make solid judgments on behalf of our patients. During this webinar, the science of tooth whitening will be reviewed, including the physics, chemistry, physiology and microanatomy of whitening and the results that can be achieved. In addition, the potential frustrations of sensitivity and unpredictability of tooth whitening will be discussed, including solutions that address these.

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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