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Van B. Haywood, D.M.D., is Professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences, Dental College of Georgia @ Augusta University. A 1974 alumni of the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry, he was in private practice 7 years in Augusta, Georgia and taught at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, NC in Operative and Prosthodontics for 12 years before coming to Augusta University in 1993. In 1989, he co-authored the first publication in the world on Nightguard vital bleaching (at-home tray bleaching), and in 1997 co-authored the first article on extended treatment (six-months) of tetracycline-stained teeth using this technique. While he is most known for his research and articles on tray bleaching, he teaches in the Fixed Prosthodontics courses, the Occlusion course and the Esthetics course, as well as in sophomore and junior Operative and Fixed student clinics

  • Clinical Interests

    Tooth whitening or bleaching
    Restorative care, especially bonding composite restorations

  • Research Interests

    Bleaching teeth
    Tooth sensitivity
    Caries control with bleaching agents
    Tray delivery of materials

  • Philosophy of Care

    Conservative, comprehensive dentistry at the most reasonable fee for the most reliable outcome.

  • Language(s)

    English

Positions

Professor

Education and Training

Medical School: Graduated from the Dental College of Georgia at MCG in 1974, the third graduating class of the new dental school in Augusta, Georgia.

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