This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 781.
There is no fee to view this course. There is a fee of $36 to take the exam and claim CE credits for this course.
Typical whitening systems are designed to provide what dentists and patients want, however these “wants” typically fly in the face of what is physically and chemically possible. For whitening success, tooth color molecules must be broken down by radicals produced by peroxide, however, there are a myriad of stumbling blocks to achieving this goal.
With most current whitening systems, peroxide gels may already be degraded when received because of inadequate
handling and lack of refrigeration by whitening product companies; gels may be chemically altered to lengthen shelf life,
leading to acidic pH, higher osmolarity, higher sensitivity and less effectiveness of the products; and they typically have
inadequate continuous activity to accomplish thorough cleansing and whitening of tooth structure.
In-office whitening lacks the time necessary to thoroughly degrade color molecules, and antioxidants found in saliva and
sulcular fluid rapidly seep under and into whitening trays, destroying peroxide on contact.
Description of Speaker:
Dr. Rod Kurthy practices in Mission Viejo, California. He graduated with highest honors from Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry in 1978, and completed a GP residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
Dr. Kurthy’s 35 years of research and development include laser and surgical periodontal bone regeneration; endodontic surgery, including bone regeneration and repair of resorptive lesions; teeth whitening; teeth sensitivity; and development of several cosmetic techniques and impression techniques, to name a few. His first participation in periodontal research was in 1976, and teeth whitening in 1977.
He is an international lecturer and author of five popular clinical and dental marketing books. He is the recipient of awards and accolades including the Mosby Scholarship Award; FDU Prosthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry Awards; the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Gold Key Award; a commendation from the Chief Attorney of the United States Department of Defense for his role in supporting patients’ rights in disputes with insurance carriers; and in March,
2005, he was selected as the most respected member of Dentaltown.com by more than 60,000 of his peers.
Kurthy has authored numerous articles; is frequently interviewed by dental journals and consumer magazines; has appeared numerous times on the covers of several widely-read dental journals in the USA; has been featured six times on national tape interview series; and is a consultant to magazines such as People Magazine and has been a feature writer for Oxygen Women’s Fitness magazine. He has been interviewed and featured numerous times
in national media, and has been the personal dentist for the United States Men’s World Cup Soccer Team. Most recently, Kurthy has been widely known for his KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching System.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
- 1. Why teeth have differing color
- 2. What is responsible for tooth color
- 3. How and why teeth darken over time
- 4. How peroxide causes teeth to lighten
- 5. Requirements for routinely successful teeth whitening
- 6. Reasons for unsuccessful whitening
- 7. Physics of why whitening lights and lasers are of no benefit to whitening
- 8. The laws of physics that determine effectiveness of whitening
- 9. The laws of chemistry that determine effectiveness of whitening
Dr Kurthy discloses that he has a financial interest in KOR Whitening Deep Bleaching System.
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This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.
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