8/14 – 10:15-12:15pm – Course C1: “The Science of Whitening”

SKU: am2020-cs1 Category:


Thursday, August 14, 2020, 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM
(2 CEUs)
Presented by Diane Peterson, RDH, M.Ed

This program discusses the action mechanism of hydrogen peroxide and the differences between whitening and bleaching products. Strategies on engaging patient whitening discussions and the management of patient clinical outcome expectations will be explored. This course includes discussion of the implementation of an efficient, state-of-the-art whitening system empowered with advanced ionic technology that will transform the whitening experience for both the dental practitioner and patient.

At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Explain how tooth-whitening technology works
  • Determine appropriate whitening treatment options for patient
  • Identify factors affecting whitening treatment expectations
  • Use communication skills to set expectations
  • Discuss the structure and mineral content of enamel that will yield successful tooth whitening
  • Design effective tooth whitening and marketing methods to reach patients
  • Devise effective programs to use whitening as a practice builder
  • Explain Ionic Technology and its implication on the bleaching process
  • Demonstrate the placement of and explain the use of a gingival tissue barrier
  • Tell a patient how to use at-home whitening
  • Outline the process for the use of in-office whitening

Presented by:  Diane Peterson, RDH, M.Ed
Diane Peterson is an Academic Relations Manager for Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, covering seven states in the Northeast region of the country. She joined Colgate from Vermont Technical College where she was a full time faculty member. Diane graduated from the University of Vermont with an Associate’s Degree in dental hygiene. She received both her Bachelor’s Degree and Master of Science Degree in Education at the University of Vermont. She has nearly thirty years of clinical expertise in the field combining many roles including clinician, educator, advocate, and researcher. She has developed and presented courses to student dental professionals, professional associations, dental societies and study clubs. Her focus is to provide dental professionals with current scientific research and information to assist them with making active, evidence-based recommendations in their clinical practice. Diane is an active member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, the American Dental Education Association, and the Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society.

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