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CE 491 - Whitening Introduction

What to Know About Whitening

COURSE NUMBER: 491

Jane L. Forrest, EdD, BSDH; Lesley McGovern Kupiec, RDH, MSDH

Credit Hours:

1 Hour(s)

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As an oral health care professional, it is important to understand what it means to whiten teeth. This course will review the differences between whitening and bleaching and how to identify types of stains or causes of tooth discoloration, ...

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Overview

As an oral health care professional, it is important to understand what it means to whiten teeth. This course will review the differences between whitening and bleaching and how to identify types of stains or causes of tooth discoloration, how to properly include whitening in individual treatment plans, and how to discuss the options, benefits and potential adverse effects.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students, Office Managers

  • Date Course Online:

    Nov 19, 2019

  • Last Revision Date:

    NA

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Nov 18, 2022

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    780

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:


  • Explain the difference between whitening and bleaching.
  • Discuss the etiology of intrinsic and extrinsic stains.
  • Identify indications and contraindications for bleaching.
  • Discuss the 4 categories of whitening options.
  • Discuss the pros and cons for each of the 4 categories of whitening options.
  • Discuss the possible side-effects of bleaching.
  • Given case scenarios, apply criteria in determining whether candidates qualify for bleaching.

Disclaimers

  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

Note:  Registration is required to take test.

Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Lesley Kupiec worked part-time as a dental hygiene educator for P&G.
  • Jane Forrest has done consulting work for P&G.
Jane L. Forrest

Jane L. Forrest

EdD, BSDH

Dr. Forrest is a Professor Emerita of Clinical Dentistry, Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, Los Angeles, CA. She also is the Director of the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research and Practice, Inc. Dr. Forrest is an internationally re...

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Lesley McGovern Kupiec

Lesley McGovern Kupiec

RDH, MSDH

Submission Information

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Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.

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8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027

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Procter & Gamble is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPGC (January 1, 2022-December 31, 2023). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.