What to Know About Whitening
COURSE NUMBER: 491
Jane L. Forrest, EdD, BSDH; Lesley McGovern Kupiec, RDH, MSDH
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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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.
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students, Office Managers
Date Course Online:
Nov 19, 2019
Last Revision Date:
Course Expiration Date:
Nov 18, 2022
AGD Subject Code(s):
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.
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- 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.
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