The Science of Whitening: Something New to Smile About

  • Thursday 1/26/2023
  • Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Course Code: 178TL
  • Cost: No Charge
  • Room Location: BCEC Exhibit Floor Classroom D
  • Credits: 2 CE Hours
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Christine Ochsner, RDH is a Regional Academic Manager for Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals. She received her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University, and Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the New Hampshire Technical Institute. She has worked as a clinical RDH in practices in and around Boston for 15 years. Christine has been with Colgate for 14 years, first as an Oral Care Consultant and Clinical Trainer, and most recently, as an Academic Manager working with dental schools and dental hygiene schools, providing Continuing Education courses to dental professionals.

Would you believe 88% of your patients want whiter teeth? Delivering an easy to achieve, whiter, more youthful smile with virtually no sensitivity will make you a hero to your patients. This course reviews the science behind dental whitening, small steps you can take to increase treatment acceptance and implement an efficient, state-of-the-art whitening system that will transform the whitening experience for both you and your patient. The instructor discuss the mechanism of action of hydrogen peroxide with an enhanced peroxide delivery method, the synergistic effects of a shorter wavelength LED device and their combined implication for easier and more rapid tooth whitening. Strategies for engaging patient whitening discussions and the management of patient clinical outcome expectations will be explored.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Design effective marketing practices and programs for both in-office and take-home whitening as a practice builder
  • Discuss the mechanism of action of tooth-whitening technology including enhanced peroxide delivery and shorter wavelength LED device
  • Identify factors affecting whitening treatment expectations
  • Practice communication skills to discuss whitening for greater patient acceptance
  •  Identify factors affecting whitening treatment expectation
  • Design effective marketing practices and programs for whitening as a practice builder
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist, Office
Ambient Noise Disclaimer: Please note that this course will be held on the Exhibit Hall Floor and will be subject to ambient noise.
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