Dr. Van Haywood Bleaching & Esthetics/Occlusion and Restorative Augusta, GA
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  • Co-Author, first publication in the world on Nightguard vital bleaching 
  • Professor, Department of Restorative Sciences, Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University

Thursday Courses
TH308 - Bleaching Tips and Pearls: Single Dark Teeth, Sensitivity and Caries Control
Time: 8:30 - 11 AM
Room: GWCC, GWCC B401
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

This exciting course will include an overview of a smile analysis, tips on bonding composite restorations to lighten teeth, appropriate tray fabrication for a single dark tooth as well as techniques for internal bleaching of endodontically treated teeth. Attendees will also learn “boil and form” tray fabrication for children, and treatment of bleaching sensitivity. Explore new caries diagnosis, according to the International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS) along with different restorative treatment for minimally involved teeth. Additionally, the new use of bleaching materials for caries control in elderly and orthodontic patients will be explained.

Friday Courses
FR263 - Occlusal Disease, Occlusal Examination, Adjustment and Splint Fabrication
Time: 9 - 11:30 AM
Room: Omni, Omni Chestnut
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $80.00  Other Fee: $50.00

Occlusal disease is one of the three main challenges to maintaining a healthy dentition. Recognizing the signs on the teeth and restorations allows the dentist to initiate treatment to minimize the effects and avoid restoration failures from occlusal trauma. The occlusal examination includes an evaluation of the dynamic and static components of the mouth, as well as the function of the joint. Treatment can consist of an occlusal adjustment of the teeth, or a bruxism splint to protect both the teeth and restorative care. Finally, the decision to use a semi-adjustable articulator, or a simple hinge is predicated on the occlusal and esthetic status of the patient.

FR151 - Seven Tray Options for Bleaching, Sensitivity and Caries Control
Time: 1 - 4 PM
Room: GWCC, GWCC B316
Type: Participation    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $85.00  Other Fee: $85.00

Use this hands-on experience to understand the options for trays for various functions. Attendees will construct and adjust two custom-bleaching trays on a properly trimmed cast. Casts will be provided for all course participants to use and take with them for patient demonstration purposes of the tray. Other tray options, such as boil and form and disposable trays, will be presented, as well as their use in sensitivity treatment and caries control.

Saturday Courses
SA291 - Occlusal Disease, Occlusal Examination, Adjustment and Splint Fabrication
Time: 8:30 - 11 AM
Room: GWCC, GWCC A304
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $80.00  Other Fee: $50.00

Occlusal disease is one of the three main challenges to maintaining a healthy dentition. Recognizing the signs on the teeth and restorations allows the dentist to initiate treatment to minimize the effects and avoid restoration failures from occlusal trauma. The occlusal examination includes an evaluation of the dynamic and static components of the mouth, as well as the function of the joint. Treatment can consist of an occlusal adjustment of the teeth, or a bruxism splint to protect both the teeth and restorative care. Finally, the decision to use a semi-adjustable articulator, or a simple hinge is predicated on the occlusal and esthetic status of the patient.


Registering for the Hinman Dental Meeting is required to attend ALL courses and Special Events.
Course type description:
General = No additional fee (registration required for these courses – we no longer accept walk-ups)
Registered, Interactive, Participation and Special Events = Fee courses