Tooth Bling: History and Current Trends in Pop Culture

CE Supporter: Premier Dental Refining

Free dental continuing education course hosted by Dental CE Academy
Available Live interactive and On Demand Dental CE Webinar
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2021 Schedule

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2022 Schedule


TITLE: Tooth Bling - History and Current 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 webinar.

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: Choose from dates above. Tap on button to register. Confirmation email will be sent to you from "". Save that email, and login 15 minutes prior to the start of the live presentation. A handout will be provided during the course. For information concerning CE Credit Distribution visit HERE

COURSE SUMMARY:  This is a free dental continuing education course hosted by Dental CE Academy

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.  


  • Review metallurgy in dentistry as an historical perspective

  • Discuss Old School Gold Restorations as the New Fashion Statement

  • Describe the types of metals used in dentistry

  • Evaluate properties of various metal restorations and prosthetics used in dentistry

  • Recognize Trends of Metals vs. Ceramics, 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. 


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

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.