Dr. Van Haywood Bleaching & Esthetics/Occlusion and Restorative Augusta, GA


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  • Private practice
  • Faculty, Dental College of Georgia
  • Previous Faculty, University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry  

Thursday Courses
Th215 - Bleaching a Single Dark Tooth
Time: 10 - 11:30 AM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $45.00  Other Fee: $45.00

Bleaching a single dark tooth is very cost-effective for a patient compared to other options and is often the treatment of choice. Single dark teeth can be an indication of other pathology, so a proper examination is needed. Treatment options vary depending on whether the tooth is vital or non-vital. Special tray fabrication designs will be explained, as well as indications and prognosis for different therapy.

Learning Objectives:

1. Learn the technique for bleaching a single dark vital tooth

2. Learn the technique for bleaching a single dark endodontically-treated tooth

3. Understand other pathology that cause single dark teeth

4. Determine tray fabrication techniques and options for combined therapy

Th319 - Bleaching Tips and Pearls: Single Dark Teeth, Sensitivity and Caries Control
Time: 12:30 - 3 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

Starting with an overview of a smile analysis, this course will present tips on bonding composite restorations to bleached 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
Fr335 - Matrix Bands for Posterior Composite Restorations
Time: 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Room: GWCC,
Type: General    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

To obtain a successful posterior composite restoration with proper proximal and occlusal contacts, as well as proper form and function, the matrix band, placement and finishing techniques have to be carefully addressed. This presentation will explore the various options for matrix bands, with tips on placement and finishing the composite. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn segmental matrix techniques and applications.
  • Learn the use of the 12-blade scalpel on finishing composites.
Fr351 - Novel Tray Fabrication Options for Bleaching, Sensitivity and Caries Control
Time: 2 - 3:30 PM
Room: Omni,
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

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. For some patients, a typical alginate impressions may not be desirable, so thermoplastic trays may be indicated for children, orthodontic patients, and high caries patients.

Learning Objectives: 

1. Understand bleaching vs. whitening.

2. Review general bleaching principles.

3. Learn Carbamide and hydrogen peroxide differences.

4. Discuss different types of novel bleaching tray fabrication technique other than conventional, including thermoplastic trays and impression techniques.

Saturday Courses
Sa361 - Occlusal Adjustment Techniques: Limited and Complete
Time: 9:30 - 11 AM
Room: GWCC,
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

Once the signs and symptoms of occlusal disease are identified, often the treatment of choice is to adjust the teeth. This informative and exciting presentation is a step-by-step application of rules for occlusal adjustments to harmonize teeth, joint and muscle function.

Learning Objectives:

1. Learn basic rules for adjustment of posterior teeth into best intercuspation when a CR-MI discrepancy exists.

2. Learn basic rules for maintaining contact on anterior teeth in excursive movements while adjusting into a proper intercuspation and esthetics.

3. Learn adjustment rules for removal of excursive interferences in posterior teeth once MI has been stabilized.