Hydroxyapatite: A Fresh Approach to Remineralization Discussing the Evidence on Hydroxyapatite Use in Oral Care Products (On-Demand)

FREE ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | Take a fresh approach on your remineralizing oral care ingredients by exploring the non-toxic and biocompatible mineral, hydroxyapatite.

Original Live Date: June 25, 2024 | 8:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM CST
Duration: 1 Hour
Credits: 1
Cost: Free

Take a fresh approach on your remineralizing oral care ingredients by exploring the non-toxic and biocompatible mineral, hydroxyapatite. Discovered by NASA in the 1970s to effectively aid in our astronaut’s bone repair and teeth remineralization, this mineral has since become the gold standard and active anti-caries agent used in Japan as well as several other countries. This course will take a deep dive on the 40+ years of clinical evidence behind HA’s efficacy, discuss particle size and safety, as well as uncover a few surprising facts in its numerous comparisons to fluoride. Be proactive in educating yourself and patients on the rising trend of non-toxic and effective product formulations available in the dental industry today.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be shown:

  • Develop an understanding of the mineral, hydroxyapatite, where it is sourced, and its biocompatibility within the body.
  • Discuss the history of HA use in oral care products and why we are beginning to see it emerge as a viable remineralizing ingredient in the United States. 
  • To evaluate an array of peer-reviewed, published clinical literature and studies on the efficacy and use of hydroxyapatite for various remineralization and sensitivity concerns. 
  • Create a comparative awareness of the different HA particle sizes used in oral care products, their safety, and guidelines for responsible use. 
  • Provide clinically-proven education on non-toxic remineralization that can be effectively communicated to patients.

Presented By

Dr. Derek Gatta, a highly accomplished Prosthodontist practicing in Boca Raton, Florida.  He obtained a BS in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University in 2003 and continued his dental education at Nova Southeastern University in 2009. Dr. Gatta was then awarded a scholarship with the US Navy, which led to his service in the Dental Corps for eight years. He underwent a General Practice Residency at Camp Pendleton, CA, and an MS in oral biology and a certificate in Prosthodontics at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Dr. Gatta is a board-certified Prosthodontist and a diplomat of the American College of Prosthodontists. He remains an active member of several prestigious dental organizations, including the Academy of Osseointegration, ITI, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Supported in part through an unrestricted educational grant by:

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • 1 Test
  • Course Certificate
  • CE credit(s): 1

    Course Type: On-Demand Webinar

    Published Date: June 26, 2024

    This continuing education (CE) activity was developed by Endeavor Business Media with no commercial support.

    This course was written for dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants, from novice to skilled.

    Educational methods: This course is a self-instructional journal and web activity.

    Provider disclosure: Endeavor Business Media neither has a leadership position nor a commercial interest in any products or services discussed or shared in this educational activity. No manufacturer or third party had any input in the development of the course content.

    Requirements for successful completion: To obtain 1 CE credits for this educational activity, you must pay the required fee, review the material, complete the course evaluation, and obtain an exam score of 70% or higher.

    CE planner disclosure: Laura Winfield, Endeavor Business Media dental group CE coordinator, neither has a leadership nor commercial interest with the products or services discussed in this educational activity. Ms. Winfield can be reached at lwinfield@endeavorb2b.com.

    Educational disclaimer: Completing a single continuing education course does not provide enough information to result in the participant being an expert in the field related to the course topic. It is a combination of many educational courses and clinical experience that allows the participant to develop skills and expertise.

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    Scientific integrity statement: Information shared in this CE course is developed from clinical research and represents the most current information available from evidence-based dentistry.

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    Registration: The cost of this CE course is Free for 1 CE credits.

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    Provider information:

    Dental Board of California: Provider RP5933. Course registration number CA code: 1-5933-22286. Expires June 26, 2025. “This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 1 units of continuing education.”


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