Dental Bleaching
Hands-on course
06 May 2017 Dubai, UAE Area of interest: General Dentistry

Course Abstract

Nowadays the clinician is faced with the difficult challenge of covering discoloration sometimes quite severe.
Currently, we can use extremely predictable techniques of dental bleaching, allowing sometimes to avoid the covering discolored elements, achieving excellent results in terms of aesthetics and durability. The choice of extremely versatile products, together with the use of appropriate techniques, facilitates the clinician in cases of discoloration of medium severity.
In contrast, in more complex situations, which require changes in shape, color, and position, it is possible to use high-performance ceramic materials, in order to perform high aesthetic rehabilitations, however using minimally invasive procedures.

Theoretical Session

A brief history of dental bleaching.
The importance of a white smile for patients.
Marketing tips&tricks.
Dental bleaching first examination.
The color of teeth: what and how.
Reorganization of common shade guides.
Function and use of a spectrophotometer.
Dental photography.
Chemistry of dental bleaching.
Dental bleaching materials.
New laws about the use of all dental bleaching products.
Roles and competence of dental hygienists.
OTC products.
Home or in-office? What is the correct treatment?
Home bleaching: tradition vs innovation.
New customized Mo.Bi. technique for home bleaching trays: laboratory and clinical phases.
Vital in-office bleaching technique.
Power bleaching with lamps and laser: myth or reality?
Non-vital in-office bleaching techniques.
Adjuvant treatments: microabrasion.
New techniques and material for microabrasion in comparison to tradition.
Macroscopic and histological effects of dental bleaching on hard dental tissues.
The relationship between bleaching and adhesion.
The relationship between bleaching and restorative direct techniques.
The relationship between bleaching and indirect ceramic restorations.
Veneers, additional veneers and no-prep veneers in case of bleached teeth.
Not only color: the connection between color, shape, texture, and tissues for an ideal esthetic composition.
Management of severely discolored abutments in case of prosthetic rehabilitation in the esthetic field.
Ingot ceramic choice in case of severe discoloration not treatable with dental bleaching.
Collateral effects and common problems using dental bleaching: gum burns, hypersensitivity, recurrences, root resorptions, refractoriness.
Treatment of common problems and clinical mistakes.
Duration and maintenance.

Course Objective

The participants will realize on stone models the home-bleaching trays, according to the new Mo.Bi. technique explained during the theoretical session.
This technique has been published by the lecturer in articles and books published in these years.

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