TOOTH BLING: History and Cultural Trends in Pop Culture


Wednesday, August 17, 2022


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TITLE:  TOOTH BLING - History and Cultural Trends in Pop Culture


CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 1 credit

AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE: 010 Basic Sciences; Dental Materials

MODE: Electronically Mediated | Live interactive lecture

SPEAKER: Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS  (Bio below)

CE SUPPORTER: Premier Dental Refining

AUDIENCE: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants

TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED:  Mobile device, laptop or desktop with internet connection | Google Chrome Browser

INSTRUCTIONS: Upon registration, a confirmation email will be sent to you from "no-reply@clickmeeting.com". Save that email, and login 15 minutes prior to the start of the live presentation. A handout will be provided during the course. Following completion of the live presentation, you will be sent an email to complete an evaluation. Your CE Credit verification will then be sent to your email within 1 - 5 minutes. Note - to avoid spam or blocking filter, we strongly advise adding "support@dentalcenow.com" to your safe sender list. Not doing so may result as a delay in receiving your CE credits by 24 - 72 hours. 


For centuries, metals have been used in the fabrication of direct and indirect restorations and  prosthetics in dentistry. However, with the advent of cosmetic dentistry, patient preferences and innovative laboratory processing; a shift towards ceramic restorations including tooth "bling" are common options for patients.. Have gold restorations become yesteryear's dentistry or are they now being reinvented as a fashion statement in pop culture?

This continuing education webinar will assess the history of metallurgy in dentistry, evidence based studies, and the ways dentistry has aligned with growing trends in the area of ceramics, dental "enhancements" such as "bling", patient preferences and indications.

This continuing education webinar will assess the history of metallurgy in dentistry, evidence based studies, and the ways dentistry has aligned with growing trends in the area of dental cosmetic "enhancements," patient preferences and indications.  


At the end of this continuing education course the learner should be able to:•Review metallurgy in dentistry as an historical and cultural


• Examine tooth modifications including decoration, staining, and mutilation in various cultures.

• Discuss Old School Gold Restorations as the New Fashion Statement

• Recognize Trends Bling, Tooth Jewelry

• Discuss metal sensitivity, contraindications, and patient preferences

• Know the cons of DIY cosmetic dentistry

​ABOUT THE SPEAKER:  Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS is the Chief Education Officer for Dental CE Academy administered by Virtual Dontics®. She completed dental school training at the University of California, San Francisco; during the height of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic. Dr. Roling is credited as an early pioneer of Teledentistry. Her clinical practice spans pediatrics to geriatrics. Previously an Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF; and Public Health Preceptor, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Dr. Roling also held the position as Chief for the Office of Oral Health, Maricopa County, Department of Public Health where she administed the nation's largest pediatric oral health prevention programs for the third largest U.S. public health department. As a mobile dental provider, she commanded a large teledentistry practice to treat homebound geriatric patients. She is a recipient of the Pediatric Oral Health Access Program (POHAP) scholarship and provided dental services pro bono to at risk infants and foster children. She has completed certification through the American Dental Education Association in conjunction with the Academy of Academy Leadership and Institute for Allied Health Educators "Advances in Educational Methodology." In 2017 she was published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry, and in 2018 interviewed on National Public Radio. 

CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE OF SPEAKER: This course is supported by Premier Dental Refining. The speaker, Dr. Kirsten Roling is the Chief Education Officer for Dental CE Academy. She is not paid an honorarium. She declares a financial relationship with Dental CE Academy. For written documentation contact support@dentalcenow.com.

DENTAL CE ACADEMY DISCLAIMER: The views expressed and opinions and materials presented during these live and recorded presentations represent the personal views and opinions of the individual speaker and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Dental CE Academy or its parent company Virtual Dontics®.  Dental CE Academy assumes no responsibility for the content of the presentations made by the individual speakers. Any suggested protocols for treatment, materials, or services may be based up on the speakers' own clinican experience and should not be construed as Dental CE Academy recommended or endorsed. Selected presentations may include exploratory research or experimental procedures and are intended for informational purposes that may lead to new interest and scientific breakthroughs in the fields of dentistry.  Dental CE Academy appreciates its educators who share their knowledge and expertise. This level of dedication to dentistry allows our profession to expand and thrive and provokes necessary discussion and understanding.