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Lighten Up!

A full-day hands-on course for dental hygienists and dental therapists.

22 March 2014

Offer the most-requested cosmetic dental procedure to your patients:

  • Increase your range of skills
  • Expand your scope of practice
  • Improve your income

Lectures include:

  • The history of tooth whitening
  • Why patients request this service
  • Patient selection
  • Pre-assessment
  • Methods of whitening
  • Modes of action
  • Trouble-shooting
  • Hands-On Sessions include:
  • Predictable impression-taking
  • Shade-taking
  • Isolation for power-whitening
  • Casting models
  • Constructing whitening trays
  • Clinical photography
  • Marketing tooth whitening
  • Fee-setting

This course provides 7 hours verifiable CPD

The course fee includes:

  • All materials
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Course notes


At the end of the course you will be given a Certificate of Attendance. You will also be given a free, sealed 'Dentist's Pack' containing all the information your dentist needs to help you obtain a Certificate of Competence after completing 6 supervised procedures and passing short written and oral examinations. This Certificate of Competence can be displayed at your practice and the audit can be used to strengthen your position with medico-legal societies should a complaint ever be made about you. The pack also contains prescription forms for your dentist to issue to comply with GDC regulations.

Fee For The Course:

£200.00 Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists to include lectures and hands-on sessions
£50.00 Dentists and Dental Nurses (as observers only, subject to space.)
The hands-on course is strictly limited to 8 delegates so that everyone will receive individual help and attention.


Avenue Road Dental Practice, Isle of Wight, PO4 Tel: 01983 759567

About Avenue Road Dental Practice:

Avenue Road Dental Practice is situated in Freshwater, in the west of the lovely Isle of Wight. The closest ferry terminal is Yarmouth, Isle of Wight (about 2 miles away). Ferries also serve Fishbourne, Cowes and Ryde. Regular train services connect from the mainland.

For those wishing to stay on the Island for a day or two a range of accommodation is available from B&B to exclusive hotels. Please contact the practice if you need help finding accommodation.

The Isle of Wight is well-known for its stunning scenery, coastal walks and abundant visitor attractions including Osborne House (Queen Victoria's favourite palace) Carisbrooke Castle (where King Charles 1 was imprisoned by Oliver Cromwell) and its Zoo with its collection of rare mammals as well as being a popular destination for 'dinosaur hunters' searching for fossils along its many beaches.

Avenue Road Dental Practice is a working single-handed private dental practice owned by dentist Philip Lewis. Philip is well-known among professionals for his many articles in the dental press and as an Ambassador for the Mouth Cancer Foundation. An International lecturer, Philip speaks on clinical and practice management subjects all over the world. Philip Lewis is a Committee Member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry as well as being a certified member of the European Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is a Gold Member of the British Dental Bleaching Society and serves as a Media Spokesman for the British Dental Association. Philip is on the editorial boards of various UK dental magazines and writes extensively for the dental and consumer press with articles being published world-wide. He runs Avenue Road Dental Practice with the help of 2 dental hygienists and a dental therapist.

Reaching the Isle of Wight:

The car ferry services to the Island are expensive and it is recommended that unless you want full freedom to explore you leave your vehicle at the ferry port and cross as a foot passenger. Public transport on the Island is very good. Delegates arriving at Yarmouth, Isle of Wight can receive help with the short transfer to the Practice. Please telephone 01983 749567 or email philip-lewis@btconnect.com for details, stating the time you expect to arrive. Train services from the mainline support all the ferry ports to the Island. From London Waterloo the total travel time is about 3 hours but please check www.nationalrail.co.uk for connections.

Booking the Course:

Applications will be taken on a first-come-first-served basis. ( Maximum, 8 delegates for the hands-on sessions). Please apply on this website or email: philip-lewis@btconnect.com. On receipt of payment your place will be confirmed. Payment may be made by debit or credit card through PayPal to philip-lewis@btconnect.com or send a cheque payable to Philip Lewis to:

Avenue Road Dental Practice
Avenue Road
Isle of Wight PO30 9UT

In the event of the course being over-subscribed your payment will be returned and you will be asked if you wish to apply for a later course date.

To pay by PayPal:

You'll need a PayPal account. Go to www.paypal.co.uk Registration is quick and easy and payments are secure.


Course Objectives:

To understand the principles of tooth whitening
To gain practical experience in whitening techniques
To confidently promote tooth whitening in your practice
To engage in a new learning pathway

About The Course:

This course was first presented in the UK in 2010. Since then it has been presented here and internationally. The course has been completely updated to comply with new European Directives and much new material has been added. This course is designed to help you develop as a dental professional and give you skills that will be valuable when promoting yourself to potential employers. From the dentist's point of view; dental hygienists and dental therapists providing tooth whitening services add a new income stream to the practice. This should be reflected in your remuneration.

Dental Nurses:

Dental nurses can of course assist other clinicians during the tooth whitening procedures. An understanding of procedures is essential to this but they can do much more.

With appropriate training Expanded Duties allow dental nurses to:
  • Take clinical photographs
  • Take impressions
  • Pour models
  • Construct whitening trays

These skills greatly reduce the time necessary for clinicians to complete the whitening process. Utilising these skills reduces clinician chair-side time and laboratory costs. This course will allow dental nurses to observe the lectures and hands-on elements of Lighten Up! at minimal cost. A further course including hands-on instruction for dentists and dental nurses is also available. Please email philip-lewis@btconnect.com for details including 'dentist and nurse whitening' in the subject line.

Tooth whitening can produce a valuable profit centre in any dental practice. In order to do this all team members have to have an understanding of the procedures and be enthusiastic about provision. Most dentists realise patients are more influenced by their team members than by themselves when recommending cosmetic procedures! For this reason it really is essential to have the whole team on board. Attending these courses helps engage enthusiasm throughout the practice. For a practice owner that can be priceless!

Avenue Road Dental Practice is proud to present its course on tooth whitening 'Lighten Up' once again. Even during the economic recession cosmetic dental procedures remained popular as patients , deprived of other luxuries, still wanted to feel good about themselves. Now, as the economy shows undeniable signs of improvement a renewed surge in demand is beginning to materialise. Don't be left out! The time to increase cosmetic services is NOW!

Enlarge your range of services. Work smarter, not harder by utilising those professionals who can help. Improve your practice profitability while rewarding your team-members properly for their services. Most importantly, make sure everyone understands and becomes eager to promote the excellent services you offer.



Contact: philip-lewis@btconnect.com or book through www.chloesdiamondevents.co.uk