may, 2021

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202115may8:30 am4:30 pmIn-Office Whitening8:30 am - 4:30 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my timeADAQ CPD & Training Centre Event Organized By: ADA Queensland Discipline:Aesthetic DentistryFormat:Hands-on

Event Details

This hands-on course is suitable for Dentists, Oral Health Therapists, Dental Therapists and Hygienists.


Join Emeritus Professor Laurie Walsh to learn how to maximise clinical effectiveness, as well as safety, throughout the tooth whitening process. This course is designed to meet the requirements of the Dental Board of Australia policies regarding in-office whitening undertaken by dental practitioners. 

Prof. Walsh will cover the selection process and methods of the tooth whitening. A theoretical examination will be conducted prior to the hands-on component. Participants will have the opportunity to practice techniques for isolation and tissue protection, and the application of materials. 

Please see below for a detailed course breakdown: 

  • Regulation of whitening products and practices in Australia
  • Case selection and contra-indications
  • Whitening versus lightening
  • Patient work-up and consent
  • Shade assessment
  • Causes of discolouration
  • Chemistry of bleaching systems
  • Choice of systems; chemical versus light activation
  • Advanced oxidation processes for bleaching
  • Maximising effectiveness of individual systems
  • Safety considerations for hard tissues and the dental pulp
  • Soft tissue isolation; material application
  • Intra-operative complications and their prevention and management
  • Post-operative advice; shade relapse and its prevention
  • Maintenance products for at home use


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Correctly identify staining patterns and factors responsible for discolouration
  • Develop a thorough patient assessment scheme, considering the limitations and options for whitening procedures
  • Recognise cases that require more complex bleaching treatments 
  • Appreciate how lightening methods can enhance results
  • Select methods for maximum effectiveness
  • Recognise side effects and prevent them occurring (including minimising sensitivity)
  • Recommend appropriate home care strategies for dealing with extrinsic stains


Speakers for this event

  • Professor Laurence Walsh

    Professor Laurence Walsh

    BDSc (Hons) (Qld), DDSc (Qld), PhD (Qld), GCEd, FFOP (RCPA), FICD, FADI, FPFA, FIADFE

    Professor Walsh is a specialist in special needs dentistry who holds a personal chair in Dental Science at the University of Queensland. He is a clinically active specialist in special needs dentistry and has a particular clinical interest in medically compromised patients. Laurie has lectured nationally and internationally on issues with the provision of dental care to elderly and frail patients, and has contributed to the development of care protocols based on minimal intervention dentistry. Laurie has served as an infection control consultant to a range of government and private sector organisations.

    BDSc (Hons) (Qld), DDSc (Qld), PhD (Qld), GCEd, FFOP (RCPA), FICD, FADI, FPFA, FIADFE


ADA QueenslandThe Australian Dental Association (Queensland Branch) (ADAQ) is the professional association for Dentists in Queensland. We represent more than 4000 members across the State. Our advocacy and services aim to promote excellence in the profession through a range of services, including: the provision of Professional Indemnity (PI) Insurance, support and advice regarding PI claims, CPD events, dental assistant training, and dental practice advisory advice. 22-28 Hamilton Place Bowen Hills Qld 4006


(Saturday) 8:30 am - 4:30 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time


ADA Member – $770, 1st & 2nd Year Graduate ADA Member – $660, ADAQ Member Clinical Staff* – $770, Non-Member – $1000 and Non-Member Clinical Staff* – $1000

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