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.