TOOTH ADORNMENT History and Current Perspectives

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TITLE: Tooth Adornment to Tooth Bling Through the Ages:

History and Current Perspectives

COST: No Charge

CE SUPPORTER: Premier Dental Refining

CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 1 credit

AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE: 010 Basic Sciences; Dental Materials

MODE: Electronically Mediated | Recorded 10.15.21 | Expires 12.31.22 On Demand Home Study

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

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

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

INSTRUCTIONS:  Tap on red banner at top of screen when video begins to dowload course folder and CE credit instructions.      Do not fast forward, as your attendance is monitored and time stamped per AGD PACE standards. At conclusion of recording, tap on  a 2nd blue banner at top of screento complete a quiz and course evaluation. For CE Assistance submit an online request here: https://www.dentalceacademy.com/ceverification

COURSE SUMMARY:  This is a free dental continuing education course hosted by Dental CE Academy Tooth Adornment has existed for nearly 5000 years from antiquity to today's pop culture. Learn how the mouth has symbolically represented power, marriage, status, grief since times of antiquity and to the modern age. This continuing education webinar will assess the history of tooth adornment 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, from antiquity to today's pop culture.

DOWNLOAD HANDOUT AND CE INSTRUCTIONS HERE:  Tap here or cut/paste in your browser:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1pP4Vm4N26-XmZAsSk7Ksjb6RBkKDdOPt?usp=sharing


  • Review tooth adornment in dentistry from an historical perspective

  • Understand how Tooth Adornment and Tooth  Bling such as tooth jewelry, grills, fronts can be an opportunity to connect with your patient regarding the importance of oral health

  • Discuss Old School Gold Restorations as the New Fashion Statement

  • Recognize Trends of  Bling, Tooth Jewelry

  • Discuss metal sensitivity, contraindications, and patient preferences

  • Know the cons of DIY cosmetic dentistry

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,, and as an employee,declares a financial relationship with Dental CE Academy.. She declares no financial affiliation with Premier Dental Refining, and has not received a speaker's honorarium for this presentation.  No corporate entity has influenced the content of this continuing education course. 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. 


Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS

Dr. Roling, DDS is the Chief Education Officer for Dental CE Academy administered by Virtual Dontics® Education LLC.  She completed dental school training at the University of California, San Francisco; during the height of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic.
Dr. Roling is a public health dentist, 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 administered 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.