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As one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available, teeth whitening has fashioned into an ever-growing industry that includes an assortment of different procedures and products. The challenge of finding a solution that’s best for each patient is on the rise. Outside of the in-office whitening advancements, over-the-counter products have evolved from simple whitening strips to products like the GLO Personal Teeth Whitening Device, which offers consumers in-home professional whitening technology. So, what does this mean for dentists?

It’s never been more important to be up-to-date with the latest technology and whitening procedures, so dentists can advise their patients on the appropriate treatment.

This year’s Midwinter Meeting will host multiple lectures to educate dentists on how to evaluate what procedure is right for their patients and explore what advanced techniques are currently available. Lectures will also address the common question of: “How white is white enough?” So, mark your Midwinter Meeting calendar for one of these know-it-all teeth whitening courses:

  Does Your Practice Pass the “Whitening Systems” Test?  

When: Thursday, February 23, from 9:30 – 11 a.m.; repeated Thursday afternoon from 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Description: A “live” in-office lecture and demonstration by Sherri Hicks where attendees will learn how to evaluate the best treatment for the patient using the right product.

CE Hours: 1.5

Course: FTV101 and repeated as FTV101R1 Thursday afternoon

Cost: This free lecture and live demonstration will take place on the Exhibit Floor. No registration is needed.

 White, Whiter and Whitest 

When: Saturday, February 25, from 9 a.m. – noon

Description: A comprehensive look at whitening techniques by Linda Greenwall, including an in-depth classification of different bleaching methods, how to evaluate new patients requesting bleaching, and a discussion on the question of how white is white enough. 

CE Hours: 3

Course: C306

Cost: $75 when you pre-register or $90 on site.

 Advanced Tooth Whitening and Esthetic Dentistry after Whitening 

When: Saturday, February 25, from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Description: A look at advanced bleaching techniques with Linda Greenwall, including a look at comprehensive intra-oral examinations prior to bleaching, understanding advanced techniques, and treatment options for tetracycline discoloration.

CE Hours: 3

Course: C317

Cost: $75 when you pre-register or $90 on site.

 For a full list of courses and availability, access the online Course Catalog.