Friday, April 21, 2023, 8 am - 11 am
3 Clinical Hours
Course Fee: Dentists $73, Other $32
AGD Codes: 017
Speaker: Dr. Nathaniel Lawson
Lecture Title: Treatment of Anterior Discolorations
Discoloration of anterior teeth can result from a disruption in mineralization of the forming tooth or from the process of caries on the formed tooth. Both dysmineralization and white spot lesions may be an esthetic concern for many patients. Resin infiltration and microabrasion are 2 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.
- Review the clinical signs to determine which cases will have the best chance for success with microabrasion or resin infiltration
- Review the clinical steps to perform microabrasion and resin infiltration
- Present clinical cases with both treatments
Nathaniel Lawson DMD PhD is the Director of the Division of Biomaterials at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry and the program director of the Biomaterials residency program. He graduated from UAB School of Dentistry in 2011 and obtained his PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 2012. His research interests are the mechanical, optical, and biologic properties of dental materials and clinical evaluation of new dental materials. He has published over 200 peer reviewed articles, book chapters, and research abstracts. He was the 2016 recipient of the Stanford New Investigator Award and the 2017 Innovative Research Fellowship both from the American Dental Association. He served on the American Dental Association Council of Scientific Affairs and is on the editorial board of The Journal of Adhesive Dentistry and Compendium. He has lectured nationally and internationally on the subject of dental materials. He also works as a general dentist in the UAB Faculty Practice.