Distance Whitening - course

Presented by Prof Laurie Walsh

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6 scientific hours



This course is designed for clinicians who want to enhance their clinical practice in the area of in-office whitening (dental bleaching). It covers all different types of dental bleaching technologies. The course also covers at-home tray bleaching and the use of consumer products in the same space.
This course is the online version of the previous course that was approved by the Dental Board of Australia for scope extension. The content has been updated to cover the latest developments.
Course Summary:
The syllabus for the course includes the following topics:
• Regulation of whitening products and practices in Australia
• Case selection and contra-indications
• Whitening versus lightening
• Patient work-up and consent
• Shade assessment
• Causes of discolouration
• Chemistry of bleaching systems
• Choice of systems; chemical versus light activation
• Advanced oxidation processes for bleaching
• Maximizing effectiveness of individual systems
• Safety considerations for hard tissues and the dental pulp
• Soft tissue isolation; material application
• Intra-operative complications and their prevention and management
• Post-operative advice; shade relapse and its prevention
• Maintenance products for at home use


Candidates undertake a written examination (10 questions) which is returned to ADAQ for marking by Professor Walsh

Candidates can refer to the PDF coursenotes when preparing the examination answers.

Prof Laurie Walsh - Whitening

 Professor Laurence J. Walsh BDSc, PhD, DDSc, GCEd, FRACDS, FFOP(RCPA), FIADFE

Laurence Walsh has been Professor of Dental Science at the University of Queensland since 1999, where he leads the research group in advanced technologies and materials. He has undertaken clinical and laboratory trials for a wide range of bleaching systems and technologies, and has published extensively on this topic in the national and international literature. Laurence has over 25 years clinical experience with conventional and laser-based systems for treating more difficult cases including tetracycline staining. He has presented numerous lectures and hand-on courses in tooth bleaching systems and technologies for the past decade across the Asia-Pacific region and in North America.


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