Van B. Haywood, D.M.D., is Professor in the Department of Restorative
Sciences, Dental College of Georgia @ Augusta University. In 1989, he co-authored the first publication in the world on Nightguard vital bleaching (at-home tray bleaching) with Dr. Harald Heymann, and in 1997 co-authored the first article on extended treatment (six-months) of tetracycline-stained teeth using this technique. He has completed further
research and over 145 publications on the tray bleaching technique and
the topic of bleaching and esthetics, including first papers on treating
bleaching sensitivity with potassium nitrate, direct thermoplastic tray
fabrication, bleaching primary teeth, and caries control with bleaching
materials. Many of these articles are on his free website
His book titled “Tooth Whitening: Indications and Outcomes of Nightguard Vital Bleaching” was published by Quintessence International in 2007 and is now available on iBooks. He has lectured in over 30 different countries, 31 states and several dental schools, including four schools abroad. Since 2001, he has been listed every year in the “Top Leaders in Continuing Education” for the United States by Dental Products Report. His main areas of speaking involve bleaching, sensitivity, and caries control. Related topics include smile analysis, bonding, occlusion, restorative dentistry, and splints, with how those areas relate to a functional and esthetic evidence-based conservative treatment of a patient.