In-Office Whitening

In-Office Whitening

event overview

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

  • Maximising 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

The theory section concludes with a written examination. The hands-on section includes techniques for isolation and tissue protection, and application of materials to maximize effectiveness and safety.


Speaker biography

Professor Laurence Walsh AO


Laurence Walsh has been Professor of Dental Science at UQ 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 30 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.

Event Pricing

ADA Member - $770

1st & 2nd Year Graduate ADA Member - $660
ADA Member Clinical Staff* - $770
Non-Member - $920
Non-Member Clinical Staff* - $920

*Clinical staff include Oral Health Therapists, Dental Therapists and Hygienists.

CPD Points

6 Scientific hours 


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10/31/2020 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
ADAQ CPD & Training Centre 26-28 Hamilton Place Bowen Hills, QLD 4006 AUSTRALIA

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