Enamel demineralization with formation of white spot lesions is a frequent and undesirable side effect of orthodontic treatment. Drs. Covell and Huang will describe the etiology and prevalence of white spot lesions, and also discuss methods to prevent them. They will also present management options, including remineralization methods, micro abrasion, bleaching, and resin infiltration. Supporting literature will accompany each option, including two RCTs that Drs. Covell and Huang have been involved with. Future ideas for prevention and management will also be discussed.
Familiarize themselves with the structure of white spot lesions and how this may vary among lesions.
Discuss options for prevention of white spot lesions.
Discuss the existing literature on remineralization of white spots.