Dentistry CPD: new this week – introducing teeth whitening treatments into practice

Dentistry CPD: new this week – introducing teeth whitening treatments into practiceDentistry CPD is a hub of activity delivering CPD for thousands of delegates – and it is all completely free of charge.

Launching earlier this year, there are already more than 200 courses available to view. With something available for all members of the dental team covering all dental interests.

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  • Regular video lectures
  • Create your own Personal Development Plan
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New this week

Megan Fairhall provides a point-by-point introduction to offering tooth whitening in your practice

As stated in The Dentistry Act 1984, legally only dentists or dental hygienists and dental therapists (under the prescription of a dentist) can carry out teeth whitening procedures in the UK, using teeth whitening products over 0.1% hydrogen peroxide and up to 6% hydrogen peroxide (EU Cosmetic Regulation, 2013). The GDC states that these clinicians must have appropriate training and indemnity to perform teeth whitening treatments on patients. 

The first steps to introducing teeth whitening treatments into your practice are to ensure that the relevant members of the team have undergone the appropriate training.

In addition, educating the whole dental team on teeth whitening procedures to ensure everyone’s knowledge is up to date and in-depth. This will help create consistency throughout the practice for your patients when booking or enquiring about teeth whitening treatments.

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Obesity and caries in children

Childhood obesity and dental decay are highly prevalent, multifactorial conditions that pose major public health challenges. They are more common among children and families living in deprived areas of the United Kingdom (UK).

Common risk factors for childhood obesity and dental decay are socio-economic, genetic, biological and environmental in nature, with diet playing a predominant role. Current figures suggest children and young people consume up to three times more sugar than the recommended levels, placing them at greater risk of developing obesity and dental decay, as well as other chronic conditions such as Type 2 diabetes.

Dental decay is the most common oral disease affecting children and young people in the UK. It disproportionately affects children and young people from areas with non-fluoridated water, as well as those from more deprived backgrounds.

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