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Community Education Courses

Varnishes: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How?

In the last several years, dental varnishes have become popular in dental hygiene practice is this best practice or simply convenience? We will review the history of varnishes, chemical composition, and importance of understanding the goals and aims of the product. With a dedicated review of the science behind varnishes, from the chemistry of the ingredients to the physical/chemical bond to dentin and enamel, we will learn how these varnishes work, and strategies that can help increase their strength and value. Together we will discuss the ideal features and characteristics of a perfect dental varnish.

This course will include fluoride varnishes and chlorhexidine varnishes. The hands on exercises include providing varnish treatment on different dental models, and evaluating the characteristics that make varnishes last longer and carry more active ingredients, while considering the possibility of adverse effects with each potential change. There are many varnishes (both fluoride and chlorhexidine) on the market in the US and throughout the world; this course will help dental hygienists understand the science behind them.

Course Objectives:

1.Learn the science behind dental varnishes 2.Learn how to use varnishes in practice 3.Learn positives and negatives of different varnish formulations 4.Learn which varnishes work best for you and your patients 5.Practice hands on with varnishes

Instructors: Connie Lorich, RDH, BS
Price: $90.00
Date: November 7, 2012
Time: 6 - 9 pm
Location: Norwich Campus
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