Florida Dental Convention

FDC2023 Session Directory

Treatment of Anterior Discolorations and Bioactive Materials

Course Code: C63
Speaker: Dr. Nate Lawson, DMD, PhD
CE Hours: 3.00
Start: Saturday, July 1, 2023, 9:00 AM
End: Saturday, July 1, 2023, 12:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Assistants


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Discoloration of anterior teeth can result from a disruption in mineralization of the forming tooth or from the process of carries on the formed tooth. Both demineralization and white spot lesions may be an aesthetic concern for many patients. Resin infiltration and microabrasion are two different conservative treatments for these discolorations. This lecture will review clinical tips for case selection for both types of treatment as well as the steps to perform both techniques. Bioactive has become a buzz word in dentistry; however, many of us struggle to define exactly what that term means. This lecture will also present the bioactive claims of both pulp capping materials and restorative materials as well as the evidence for these claims. Clinical examples of the use of these materials will be presented.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • understand the clinical signs to determine which cases will have the best chance for succes with microabrasion or resin infiltration.
  • understand the clinical steps to perform microabrasion and resin infiltration.
  • review the claims and evidence for bioactive pulp capping and restorative materials.
  • discuss some of the future directions of bioactive material development. 

Speaker: Dr. Nate Lawson, DMD, PhD, UAB School of Dentistry

About the speaker: Dental degree, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Dentistry; doctorate in biomedical engineering, UAB; associate professor and division director of biomaterials, UAB School of Dentistry; general dentist, UAB faculty practice.

Disclosure: I or members of my immediate family have a financial relationship with 3M, Dentsply, DMG, Doxa, Ivoclar, Nobio, and Vista. that may be relevant to this presentation.

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