DENTAL CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

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A Guide to Clinical Differential Diagnosis of Oral Mucosal Lesions [Course Number: 110] Michael W. Finkelstein, DDS, MS; Emily Lanzel, DDS, MS; John W. Hellstein, DDS, MS
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The primary goal of this course is to help dental professionals learn the process of clinical differential diagnosis of diseases and lesions of the oral mucosa. This course also includes both an interactive and downloadable decision tree to assist in the diagnosis.

CE Credits: 4 Hour(s) Intended Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students Date Course Online: 06/04/2002 Last Revision Date: 03/27/2017 Course Expiration Date: 03/26/2020 Cost: Free Method: Self-instructional AGD Subject Code(s): 730
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A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices [Course Number: 94] James S. Wefel, PhD; Robert V. Faller, BS
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This course is a review and update of cosmetic and therapeutic dentifrices, their impact on market shares and the development of multi-benefit dentifrice technologies.

CE Credits: 2 Hour(s) Intended Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students Date Course Online: 12/19/2006 Last Revision Date: 04/18/2017 Course Expiration Date: 04/17/2020 Cost: Free Method: Self-instructional AGD Subject Code(s): 11
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
A Humanistic Approach to Team Member Motivation [Course Number: 525] Steven Schwartz, DDS
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This course explains Maslow’s “hierarchy of needs theory” and how the principles could be applied to the dental practice. By completing this course, learners understand why the entire dental team has a role in providing great customer service to patients.

CE Credits: 2 Hour(s) Intended Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students Date Course Online: 03/01/2018 Last Revision Date: N/A Course Expiration Date: 02/28/2021 Cost: Free Method: Self-instructional AGD Subject Code(s): 550
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
A String around Your Finger: Do We Really Need to Floss? [Course Number: 550] Maria L. Geisinger, DDS, MS; Gentiane Valiquette, DMD
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This course will review current literature on the effectiveness of flossing and other interdental cleaning in the age of “Flossgate,” the August 2016 assertion in the Associated Press that there is scanty research supporting flossing as a method to improve oral health outcomes. This course will look at the 2011 Cochrane systematic review upon which the government based its decision to omit the recommendation to floss from the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans as well as the broader literature and scientific rationale behind flossing and interdental cleaning. Finally, this course will evaluate the current best evidence for oral hygiene methods to prevent caries and periodontal disease.

CE Credits: 1 Hour(s) Intended Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students Date Course Online: 04/02/2018 Last Revision Date: N/A Course Expiration Date: 04/01/2021 Cost: Free Method: Self-instructional AGD Subject Code(s): 150, 250, 490
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Achieving Patient-centered Care through Interprofessional Collaborative Practice [Course Number: 471] Grishondra L. Branch-Mays, DDS, MS; Keith A. Mays, DDS, MS, PhD
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This course will present an overview of the role of the oral health care provider in interprofessional education and collaborative practice; discuss the importance of oral health on overall health and the necessity of working on an interprofessional team to provide patient-centered care and to improve population health; and will provide an overview of the core competencies for collaborative practice.

CE Credits: 1 Hour(s) Intended Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students Date Course Online: 11/01/2016 Last Revision Date: N/A Course Expiration Date: 10/31/2019 Cost: Free Method: Self-instructional AGD Subject Code(s): 72, 742, 754
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Actinic Cheilosis: Etiology, Epidemiology, Clinical Manifestations, Diagnosis, and Treatment [Course Number: 400] Michaell A. Huber, DDS; Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
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This continuing education course presents the etiology, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of actinic cheilosis.

CE Credits: 2 Hour(s) Intended Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students Date Course Online: 05/11/2012 Last Revision Date: 12/09/2015 Course Expiration Date: 12/08/2018 Cost: Free Method: Self-instructional AGD Subject Code(s): 730
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Adjunctive and Prophylactic Use of Antibacterial Agents in Dentistry [Course Number: 475] Leena Palomo, DDS, MSD; Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
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Participants in this course will be introduced to evidence-based information related to the microbiology of odontogenic infections, the pharmacology of systemic antibacterial agents, and the rationale for the selection of an antibacterial agent for the treatment of odontogenic infections and for prophylactic therapy.

CE Credits: 3 Hour(s) Intended Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students Date Course Online: 03/31/2015 Last Revision Date: N/A Course Expiration Date: 06/30/2018 Cost: Free Method: Self-instructional AGD Subject Code(s): 16
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Adverse Drug Reactions - Part I [Course Number: 536] Kristin A. Williams, DDS, MPH; M. Louay Taifour, BDS, DMD
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The global objectives of the course are to present the mechanisms of ADRs characterized by (1) “on-target”, (2) “off-target”, and (3) cytotoxic reactions; provide a clinical frame of reference for ADRs; and to raise the level of awareness of oral healthcare providers of the spectrum of potential ADRs affecting oral tissues and various organ systems.
CE Credits: 3 Hour(s) Intended Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students Date Course Online: 07/01/2017 Last Revision Date: N/A Course Expiration Date: 06/30/2020 Cost: Free Method: Self-instructional AGD Subject Code(s): 10
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Adverse Drug Reactions - Part II [Course Number: 537] Kristin A. Williams, DDS, MPH; M. Louay Taifour, BDS, DMD
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The global objectives of the course are to provide a clinical frame of reference for adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and to raise the level of awareness of oral healthcare providers of the spectrum of potential ADRs affecting oral and various other tissues and organ systems.
CE Credits: 3 Hour(s) Intended Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students Date Course Online: 08/01/2017 Last Revision Date: N/A Course Expiration Date: 07/31/2020 Cost: Free Method: Self-instructional AGD Subject Code(s): 10
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This course will review global prevalence and risk factors of three common health conditions among aging women: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. It explores prevention and treatment approaches, connections to oral health, and specific treatment plans for each condition. (This is Part 1 of a 2-part series on women, aging and oral health. Part 2 is available in the dentalcare.com CE library.)

CE Credits: 2 Hour(s) Intended Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students Date Course Online: 09/01/2007 Last Revision Date: 10/20/2017 Course Expiration Date: 10/19/2020 Cost: Free Method: Self-instructional AGD Subject Code(s): 750
FEATURED EDUCATION COURSES

Syllabus: Clinical Pharmacology – A Review for Oral Healthcare Providers

The information in this 14-module syllabus is intended (1) to meet academic requirements for Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, and Dental Assistant Students related to clinical pharmacology; (2) to provide a framework for an in-service training program in oral healthcare settings; and (3) to serve as a resource for oral healthcare personnel wishing to review evidence-based information on specific topics related to clinical pharmacology. A PDF is also available for each of the modules that may serve as a convenient chairside resource.

Syllabus: Infection Prevention, Hazardous Waste Management, and Hazard Communication Compliance

The information in this 14-module syllabus is intended (1) to meet initial educational/training requirements for Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, and Dental Assistant Students as mandated by OSHA and other federal, state, local and professional organizations, (2) to provide a framework for an in-service training program in oral healthcare settings to meet annual educational/training requirements as mandated by OSHA and other federal, state, local and professional organizations, and (3) to serve as a resource for oral healthcare personnel wishing to review evidence-based information on specific topics related to infection prevention, hazardous waste management, and hazard communication compliance.

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 dental CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at:
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ADA CERP

Approved PACE Program Provider

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 8/1/2017 to 7/31/2021.
Provider ID# 211886

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Reports CE

Note to Florida Dental Professionals: Procter & Gamble is an approved dental 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 within 30 days of program completion.

Note to Iowa Dental Professionals: Procter & Gamble is approved by the Iowa Dental Board as a sponsor of dental continuing education courses and programs. Courses on the following topics are not considered eligible for credit towards renewal by the Iowa Dental Board: personal development, business aspects of practice, personnel management, government regulations, insurance, collective bargaining, and community service presentations. If you have any questions, visit http://www.dentalboard.iowa.gov.

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

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.