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Continuing Dental Education

Novel Tray Options for Bleaching, Sensitivity, Caries Control, & Splints in a Pandemic – live webinar

Van B. Haywood, DMD

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This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series

This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*


Course Description

While the typical bleaching tray fabrication is well described, sometimes there are situations for which either different tray fabrication options or different impression techniques may serve the patient and the practice better. In this pandemic when typical alginate impressions may not be desirable on some patients, thermoplastic trays may be indicated for children, orthodontic patients, high caries patients, while splints may need a different approach as well.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand Bleaching vs. Whitening
  • Review General bleaching principles
  • Carbamide and hydrogen peroxide differences
  • Discuss different types of novel bleaching tray fabrication technique other than conventional, including thermoplastic trays and impression techniques
  • Discuss different methods for splint fabrication made directly in the mouth or on any articulator


Dr. Van HaywoodDr. Van Haywood is Professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences, Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University. In 1989, he co-authored the first publication in the world on Nightguard vital bleaching (at-home tray bleaching), and in 1997 co-authored the first article on extended treatment (six-months) of tetracycline-stained teeth using this tray technique. He has completed further research and over 145 publications on the tray bleaching technique and the topic of bleaching and esthetics, including first papers on treating bleaching sensitivity with potassium nitrate, direct thermoplastic tray fabrication, bleaching primary teeth, and caries control with bleaching materials. Many of these articles are on his free website He teaches in the Fixed Prosthodontics courses, the Occlusion course and the Esthetics course, as well as in sophomore and junior student Fixed and Operative clinics. While he is more known for his introduction of tray bleaching to the world in 1989, he directed the Occlusion course for many years, and has published on articulators, splints and occlusion.

Course Logistics

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Online Webinar

Professional Dental Community

5:00pm – 6:00pm Pacific Standard time


1 hour

*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.


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The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 1 continuing education credit.