DATE: Sunday, June 3, 2018
TIME: Registration: 8:30 a.m. | Lecture: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry - Prince Hall, 11092 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92350
TUITION: $195 DDS / $145 AUX
LUNCH: Will NOT be provided
CREDIT: This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 7 units of continuing education.
AGD Code: 780
Van B. Haywood, DMD
Professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences
Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
Morning Session: Tooth Bleaching: The Bottom Line
How current is your knowledge of bleaching products, appropriate concentrations, and technique variations? What is the proper examination for an bleaching procedure? Which technique is safest, cost-effective and efficacious? Explore tray bleaching, in-office bleaching, and OTC bleaching based on published research and clinical experience, especially for children and older adults. Treatment for discolorations such as brown and white spots, single dark teeth, as well as nicotine stains and tetracycline-stained teeth will be discussed.
The participant will:
- Discover bleaching examination components.
- Understand hydrogen and carbamide peroxide differences.
- Identify differences between tray, in-office and OTC products and techniques.
- Discuss treatment options for brown & white discolorations, plus nicotine stains.
- Review treatment of tetracycline-stained teeth and long-term safety.
- Learn indications for different bleaching techniques and research support for each.
Afternoon Session: Bleaching Tips and Pearls: Single Dark Teeth, Sensitivity and Caries Control
Bleaching pearls include an overview of a smile analysis, tips on bonding composite restorations to lighter teeth, appropriate tray fabrication for a single dark tooth as well as techniques for internal bleaching of endodontically-treated teeth. Also learn "boil and form" tray fabrication for children, and treatment of bleaching sensitivity. Explore new caries diagnosis (ICDAS) which suggest different restorative treatment for minimally involved teeth, and the new use of bleaching materials for caries control in elderly and orthodontic patients.
The participant will:
- Understand bleaching options for single dark teeth with internal and external stains.
- Discuss treatment for tooth sensitivity using bleaching trays and potassium nitrate.
- Review bonding tips and shades for bleached teeth after smile analysis.
- Learn caries control with bleaching agents in yourth and adults.
- Discover various tray fabrication techniques and indications-intraoral and laboratory.