Social media is strongly influencing our patient's choices and decisions when it comes to teeth whitening. The dental team is consulted less as people search the internet for whitening suggestions and concoctions. Unfortunately, many of these fads are completely ineffective, and some are even harmful.
The following webinar we will discuss the best traditional peroxide techniques and products, as well as how to manage patient expectations and success limitations. We’ll also take a look at the plethora of the internet’s “do-it-yourself” suggested whitening remedies. Then conclude with a discussion of powerful communication skills, which will allow your office to take back control of your patient's teeth whitening decisions.
• Teeth Stains: Intrinsic vs Extrinsic. What responds and why.
• Traditional Peroxides: In-Office, Dental Dispensed, Over-the-Counter and Internet Whitening Remedies.
• What works, what doesn't, and what is safest and best regimes for success.
• Sensitivity: How best to manage it.
• Communication skills to manage patient expectations
Dr. Peter Vanstrom DDS, FAGD, FPFA, PC
Dr. Vanstrom is widely recognized as one of today’s leading authorities on dentistry. In 2002, he achieved the honor of becoming a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. In 2011 he was inducted as a Fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Vanstrom has appeared as a dental expert on CNN Weekend House Call and several segments of CNN, CBS, NBC and ABC. He currently serves as a dental consultant for CNN medical as well as a member of the editorial board for WebMD, reviewing articles for publication.
Dr. Vanstrom has published many articles on topics including oral cancer, periodontal care and dental practice management for the general practitioner. He has been an invited speaker at the Academy of General Dentistry, the Hinman Dental Meeting, the Greater New York Dental Meeting, the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the British Dental Association.