A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
The Management of Patients with Periodontal and Cardiovascular Diseases [Course Number: 544] Maria L. Geisinger, DDS, MS
ce-credits-1
This course will review the current scientific evidence about the association between cadriovascular diseases (CVDs) and periodontal disease.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Welcoming Older Adults to Your Dental Office [Course Number: 568] Samuel Zwetchkenbaum, DDS, MPH
ce-credits-2
Many older adults are taking the steps necessary for maintaining their natural teeth. Dental professionals need to understand older adults’ distinctive risk factors in dental disease, the primary causes of xerostomia, maintenance techniques for dental prostheses, and appropriate communication skills. This course presents information that addresses that knowledge and those skills.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Pharmacology of Selected Therapeutic Agents in Oral Medicine [Course Number: 541] David Leonard Ojeda Diaz, DDS; Michaell A. Huber, DDS
ce-credits-2
This course will identify the therapeutic agents used to manage common mucosal disorders and to briefly review their mechanism of action and indications for use.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Professional Dental Terminology for the Dental Assistant and Hygienist [Course Number: 542] Vickie P. Overman, RDH, MEd
ce-credits-2
This course is designed to introduce dental assisting and hygiene students, and serve as a review to practicing assistants and hygienists, the professional dental terminology that is utilized in dentistry. Case scenarios are used that represent various members of the dental team speaking with patients and other team members.
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
ce-credits-1
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.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Panoramic Radiographs: Technique & Anatomy Review [Course Number: 533] Shelly Withers, RDH, MS; Marilynn Heyde, RDH, MPH
ce-credits-2
The purpose of the course is to provide students and clinicians with a review of panoramic imaging techniques in order to take diagnostic images. The course will review normal and abnormal radiographic anatomy and structures, as well as various technique errors and how to correct them.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Epinephrine: Friend or Foe? [Course Number: 547] M. Louay Taifour, BDS, DMD; Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
ce-credits-3
This course will provide evidence-based information essential for determining the therapeutic dose of epinephrine to minimize toxicity when treating anaphylaxis or when epinephrine is used as a vasoconstrictor in conjunction with local anesthesia.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Intraoral Imaging: Basic Principles, Techniques and Error Correction [Course Number: 559] Gail F. Williamson, RDH, MS
ce-credits-2
Properly prescribed intraoral radiographs are an important component of patient diagnosis and treatment. Radiographs are especially helpful in the diagnosis of dental caries, periodontal bone loss, periapical pathosis, and for other observations that may impact patient treatment. It is of the utmost importance that dental professionals are competent in taking intraoral and extraoral radiographic image to ensure the production of diagnostically acceptable images, while keeping the amount of radiation exposure to patients as low as reasonably achievable. This course will focus on intraoral imaging.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
A Humanistic Approach to Team Member Motivation [Course Number: 525] Steven Schwartz, DDS
ce-credits-2
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.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Digital Imaging in Dentistry: Intraoral, Extraoral, and 3D Technology [Course Number: 512] Connie M. Kracher, PhD, MSD
ce-credits-2
The primary objective of this course is to increase your general knowledge of digital imaging and the latest advances in digital technology.
Introduction
Radiographic Techniques for the Pediatric Patient[Course Number : 63]Steven Schwartz, DDS
ce-credits-2
The purpose of this course is to provide a discussion on the guidelines for radiographic exposure intervals for the reduction of ionizing radiation and innovative techniques that are helpful in conducting radiographic examinations for the pediatric patient. Also, suggestions for communicating with patients and parents about radiation safety and the need for radiographs are covered.
Introduction
Sterilization and Disinfection of Patient-care Items in Oral Healthcare Settings[Course Number : 474]Ronald L. Occhionero, DDS; Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
ce-credits-1
This course presents evidence-based information for the preferred methods of transporting, cleaning, sterilizing and disinfecting patient-care items in oral healthcare settings.
Introduction
Infection Control-related Administrative Policies and Work Restrictions[Course Number : 473]Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA; Michaell A. Huber, DDS
ce-credits-1
This course provides best available evidence for the development of strategies to minimize latex-related problems among oral healthcare personnel (OHCP) and patients, to minimize the exposure of OHCP with acute or chronic diseases to patients who have been diagnosed with a transmissible infectious disease, and to minimize the exposure of patients to OHCP who have been exposed to or have been diagnosed with an infectious disease.
Introduction
Postexposure Evaluation and Follow-up[Course Number : 472]Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
ce-credits-1
This continuing education course presents concept of postexposure management of healthcare personnel and will be provided evidence-based guidance on the importance of prompt wound care, reporting, and evaluation of occupational exposures to pathogenic organisms, the timely initiation of postexposure prophylaxis, and the implementation of postexposure follow-up strategies in order to prevent infection and the development of disease.
Introduction
ce-credits-3
This course will describe how to develop infection control/exposure control strategies appropriate for the oral healthcare setting.
Introduction
Adjunctive and Prophylactic Use of Antibacterial Agents in Dentistry[Course Number : 475]Leena Palomo, DDS, MSD; Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
ce-credits-3
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.
Introduction
Personal Protective Equipment[Course Number : 483]Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
ce-credits-1
Participants in this course will be introduced to (1) the concept of personal protective equipment (PPE), (2) federal agencies with advisory and regulatory/enforcement jurisdiction related to PPE, (3) the indication for and selection of PPE for use in oral healthcare settings, and (4) a hierarchy of steps to follow for putting on and safely removing PPE to prevent skin, mucosal, clothing, and environmental contamination.
Introduction
ce-credits-2
The dentist's successful management of medical emergencies requires preparation, prevention and knowledge of definitive management not just by the dentist but also by all dental staff. Although the primary focus of the Management of Pediatric Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office course is the pediatric dental patient, adult medical emergencies will also be addressed.
Introduction
Sedation in the Dental Office: An Overview[Course Number : 464]Hussein M. Assaf, DDS, MS
ce-credits-2
The purpose of this course is for the dental professional to gain understanding on sedation in the dental office.
Introduction
Dentinal Hypersensitivity: A Review[Course Number : 200]Patricia A. Walters, RDH, MSDH, MSOB
ce-credits-1
Dentinal hypersensitivity is a common dental problem yet it is often under-reported by patients or misdi-agnosed. This course will address the etiology, prevalence and diagnosis of dentinal hypersensitivity as well as review clinical evidence behind popular desensitizing dentifrices.
Introduction
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
ce-credits-4
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.
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
ce-credits-1
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.
Introduction
ce-credits-3
This course will describe how to develop infection control/exposure control strategies appropriate for the oral healthcare setting.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Professional Dental Terminology for the Dental Assistant and Hygienist [Course Number: 542] Vickie P. Overman, RDH, MEd
ce-credits-2
This course is designed to introduce dental assisting and hygiene students, and serve as a review to practicing assistants and hygienists, the professional dental terminology that is utilized in dentistry. Case scenarios are used that represent various members of the dental team speaking with patients and other team members.
Introduction
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices [Course Number: 94] James S. Wefel, PhD; Robert V. Faller, BS
ce-credits-2
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.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
An Introduction to Substance Use Disorders for Dental Professionals [Course Number: 545] Patricia A. Frese, RDH, MEd; Elizabeth McClure, RDH, MEd
ce-credits-3
Drug abuse remains a significant epidemic in present day society. According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.4% of the United States population use illegal drugs. As contemporary dental professionals, it is important that we are educated on the current effects of commonly used and abused drugs or medications including alcohol and nicotine.
Introduction
Current Concepts in Preventive Dentistry [Course Number: 334] Connie M. Kracher, PhD, MSD
ce-credits-5
This course includes current, evidence-based content on preventive dentistry that dental clinicians will utilize during patient assessment.  Preventive dentistry is a comprehensive approach that should calibrate the entire dental team in the individualized care and education of each patient in the dental practice.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Panoramic Radiographs: Technique & Anatomy Review [Course Number: 533] Shelly Withers, RDH, MS; Marilynn Heyde, RDH, MPH
ce-credits-2
The purpose of the course is to provide students and clinicians with a review of panoramic imaging techniques in order to take diagnostic images. The course will review normal and abnormal radiographic anatomy and structures, as well as various technique errors and how to correct them.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Pharmacology of Selected Therapeutic Agents in Oral Medicine [Course Number: 541] David Leonard Ojeda Diaz, DDS; Michaell A. Huber, DDS
ce-credits-2
This course will identify the therapeutic agents used to manage common mucosal disorders and to briefly review their mechanism of action and indications for use.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Epinephrine: Friend or Foe? [Course Number: 547] M. Louay Taifour, BDS, DMD; Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
ce-credits-3
This course will provide evidence-based information essential for determining the therapeutic dose of epinephrine to minimize toxicity when treating anaphylaxis or when epinephrine is used as a vasoconstrictor in conjunction with local anesthesia.