Minimally-Invasive Cosmetic Treatment Options for Enamel Defects

  • Friday 1/27/2023
  • Time: 8:00 - 10:00 am
  • Course Code: 402RL
  • Cost: $75
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 107 C
  • Credits: 2 CE Hours
Jeanette MacLean, DDS is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and owner of Affiliated Children’s Dental Specialists in Glendale, Arizona. She received her dental degree, with honors, from the University of Southern California in 2003 and completed her specialty training in pediatric dentistry in 2005 at Sunrise Children’s Hospital through the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. MacLean has become an internationally recognized advocate and expert on minimally invasive dentistry, appearing in newspapers, magazines, television, and continuing education lectures on this hot topic. Most notably, she was featured in the July 2016 New York Times article “A Cavity Fighting Liquid Helps Kids Avoid Dentists’ Drills,” which brought national attention to the option of treating cavities non-invasively with silver diamine fluoride.

Unsightly congenital enamel defects and acquired white spot lesions can be troublesome for many patients. Historically, these blemishes have been treated with invasive and costly resin bondings and veneers. Dealing with enamel defects can prove particularly troublesome for young patients, which when left untreated, often become a source of embarrassment for the patient. Or worse, some lesions may progress to cavitations, particularly post-orthodontic white spot lesions. This course will review three simple and painless options to manage enamel defects. MI Paste, Icon Resin Infiltration, and Etch Bleach Seal can improve or even completely reverse the appearance of congenital enamel defects and white spot lesions while preserving tooth structure and repairing the patient’s natural enamel.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Discuss case selection
  • Review the evidence for using MI Paste
  • Examine the evidence for Icon Resin Infiltration
  • Explain the evidence for Etch Bleach Seal
  • Learn the clinical protocol for each procedure
  • Identify the pros and cons for each technique
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist

The GC America Inc. grant has been applied to this course.

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