Fundamentals of Tooth Whitening | IDA |

Help navigate patients safely through the alternatives

Howard E. Strassler, DMD

In the last 20 years, the options for tooth whitening, also referred to as vital bleaching, have changed significantly with the development of in-office, at-home, and over-the-counter (OTC) techniques.1,2 Because of a bewildering array of choices, many patients consult oral healthcare professionals, who can be a...

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National Dental Hygienists Assoc. – NDA

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Historical Perspective

In 1932, the National� Dental Hygienists ' Association (NDHA) was founded by African American Dental Hygienists' to address the special problems faced by the minority hygienist in the profession as well as unite the limited number of minority dental hygiene practitioners in the United States.� It functioned for three...

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The American Dental Association Caries Classification ...

J Am Dent Assoc. 2015 Jun ;146(6):364-5.



The caries lesion, the most commonly observed sign of dental caries disease, is the cumulative result of an imbalance in the dynamic demineralization and remineralization process that causes a net mineral loss over time. A classification system to categorize the location, site of origin, extent, and when possible, activity level of caries lesions consistently over time is necessary to determine which clinical treatments and therapeutic interventions are appropriate to control and treat these lesions.


In 2008, the American Dental Association (ADA) convened a group of experts to develop...

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