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Continuing Education

Choose from more than 150 free continuing dental education courses a CE library provided exclusively by Procter & Gamble’s Crest Oral-B.  The Procter & Gamble Company is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider and is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry for Fellowship, Mastership, and Membership Maintenance Credit.  See details below.

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Disclaimer: Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

Creating a Blueprint to Achieve Total Success

Steven Schwartz, DDS

Whether starting a career or in practice for 20 years, it is important individuals create a process or “blueprint” that clarifies goals and provides a method to achieve them.

2 Hour(s)
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Office Managers, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students
Jun 05, 2014
N/A
Jun 04, 2017

Electronic Cigarettes the Past, Present and Future

Gail Aamodt, RDH, EPDH, MS; David Nguyen, BSDH, EPDH

Knowledge about electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) among healthcare professionals is limited.  This continuing education course will provide an overview of e-cigarette use, key components, mechanism of action, chemical composition, current safety, government regulations and the dental professional’s role in education and recommendations.

2 Hour(s)
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Office Managers, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students
Oct 01, 2014
N/A
Sep 30, 2017

Introduction to Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings

Fady F. Faddoul, DDS, MSD; Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA

Participants in this course will be introduced to evidence-based information related to (1) established guidelines to minimize the transmission of pathogenic organisms in healthcare settings, (2) factors that affect the quality of an effective infection control/exposure control program, (3) the “chain of infection,” and (4) pathogenic organisms implicated in healthcare-associated infections.

1 Hour(s)
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Office Managers, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students
Jul 01, 2014
N/A
Jun 30, 2017

New Elements of Standard Precautions and Essential Elements of Transmission-based Precautions

Fady F. Faddoul, DDS, MSD; Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA

Participants in this course will be introduced to evidence-based information related to (1) new elements of Standard Precautions from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, which emerged following several outbreak investigations in recent years (e.g., Hepatitis C, severe acute respiratory syndrome); and (2) Transmission-based Precautions in the treatment of patients that are to be implemented when the transmission of a suspected or confirmed pathogen is not completely interrupted by Standard Precautions alone.

1 Hour(s)
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Office Managers, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students
Sep 01, 2014
N/A
Aug 31, 2017

Oral Health Care: A Whole New Language

Patricia J. Nunn, RDH, MS

This course is intended for anyone new to the field of oral healthcare: dental assisting, dental therapy, dental hygiene, dentistry, dental laboratory technology, or anyone already in the field who would like a dental vocabulary refresher.  The professionals associated with oral healthcare, most commonly used terms in dentistry will be defined, and memory cues will be provided for most terms.  Useful prefixes and suffixes often used to create dental/medical words are presented, as are some common abbreviations.

3 Hour(s)
Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Office Managers, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students
Mar 26, 2001
May 11, 2012
May 10, 2015

Place-based Dental Care
Place-based Dental Care
[Course Number: 452 ]

Bonnie G. Branson, RDH, PhD; Melanie Simmer-Beck, RDH, PhD

This course will introduce the learner to place-based dental care.  The learner will be able to describe place-based dental care and make decisions regarding how it can be introduced into a community setting.  Strategies that can be used to meet the challenges presented by place-based care will also be introduced.

2 Hour(s)
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Office Managers, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students
Nov 01, 2014
N/A
Oct 31, 2017

Smiles For Tomorrow
Smiles For Tomorrow
[Course Number: 4 ]

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

The topics reviewed in this continuing education course include:  normal oral structures; common oral conditions; eruption patterns; dental caries and prevention; and orofacial trauma.  Upon completion of this course the user will better understand appropriate evaluation, treatment, and preventive measures that should be instituted during infancy and continued on a regular basis to maintain optimal health.

4 Hour(s)
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Office Managers, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students
Dec 20, 1996
Mar 26, 2014
Mar 25, 2017

The Business of Dentistry: Patient Appointments and Scheduling

Lynda Hilling, CDA, MADAA; Lisa Lovering, CDA, CDPMA, MADAA; Linette Schmitt, CDA, RDA, MADAA; Wendy Frye, CDA, RDA, MADAA; Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA; Natalie Kaweckyj, LDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA

This appointment management course focuses on the many procedures and appointments offered by today’s dental offices.  The business assistant must have a basic working knowledge of these procedures and therefore maintain an efficient office scheduling system.

3 Hour(s)
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Office Managers, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students
Oct 04, 2013
N/A
Oct 03, 2016

The Business of Dentistry: Practice Administration

Lynda Hilling, CDA, MADAA; Lisa Lovering, CDA, CDPMA, MADAA; Linette Schmitt, CDA, RDA, MADAA; Wendy Frye, CDA, RDA, MADAA; Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA; Natalie Kaweckyj, LDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA

This practice administration course focuses on the many office and management responsibilities, including tips on success, hiring and termination procedures, and communication in today’s dental offices.  The practice administrator must have a basic working knowledge of these procedures to maintain an efficient and productive staff.

3 Hour(s)
Dentists, Dental Assistants, Office Managers, Dental Students, Dental Assistant Students
Oct 04, 2013
N/A
Oct 03, 2016

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ADA CERP Recognized Provider

The Procter & Gamble Company is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.  ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at: http://www.ada.org/cerp

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Approved PACE Program Provider

About AGD PACE

The Procter & Gamble Company is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry.  The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership, and Membership Maintenance Credit.  Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.  The current term of approval extends from 8/1/2013 to 7/31/2017.
Provider ID# 211886

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Note to Florida Dental Professionals: Procter & Gamble is an approved CE provider for the Florida Board of Dentistry, provider number 50-3035-1. We will electronically report continuing education completed by Florida dental professionals toward license renewal to CE Broker.

Note to Texas Dental Professionals: Procter & Gamble courses satisfy the requirements in Texas for "Self-Study" and "Computer Interactive Courses."

Stage of Curriculum

When using Continuing Education materials as student course work, select the appropriate stage, including:

  • Pre-matriculation: This stage is after a student has been admitted, but before school starts. These courses present foundation information and will help with vocabulary and basic concepts.
  • Pre-clinical: This stage is before a student begins to see patients. These courses review the basic concepts for patient care.
  • Pre-clinical Advanced: This stage is after the first two terms of clinical experience and before more complicated cases are treated.

Disclaimer: Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

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