POPULAR CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES
Introduction - What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic (ce652)
What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus (COVID‑19) Pandemic [Course Number: 652] Maria Goldie, RDH, MS
ce-credits-2
This course will review characteristics of SARS‑CoV‑2, help dental healthcare professionals assess systemic risk factors that may influence COVID‑19 severity and will summarize currently available and developing potential treatments and vaccines, including the concept of herd immunity.
Minimally Invasive Treatment of Proximal Lesions (ce627) - Introduction
Minimally Invasive Treatment of Proximal Lesions [Course Number: 627] Jeanette MacLean, DDS, DABPD, FAPPD
ce-credits-1
This video course will review interventions using topical fluorides, silver diamine fluoride (SDF), and resin infiltration to arrest non-cavitated proximal lesions.
Alveolar Ridge Preservation and Augmentation for Optimal Implant Placement (ce626) - Introduction
Alveolar Ridge Preservation and Augmentation for Optimal Implant Placement [Course Number: 626] Sejal Thacker, DDS, MDSc; Lavanya Rajendran, DMD
ce-credits-2
This course outlines needs and modes of bone preservation and augmentation to facilitate optimum 3-dimensional implant placement.
Introduction - Full Arch Implant Prostheses: Part II - Fabrication Procedures (ce618)
Full Arch Implant Prostheses: Part II - Fabrication Procedures [Course Number: 618] Swati Ahuja, BDS, MDS
ce-credits-1
This course will describe all the procedural steps for fabricating a predictable implant-supported removable prosthesis and an “all-on-4/all-on-5” implant-supported fixed prosthesis. The same steps can also be utilized for the fabrication of various types of implant prostheses.
Full Arch Implant Prostheses: Part I - Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (ce612) - introduction
ce-credits-1
This course will describe the advantages, disadvantages, indications and contraindications for implant-supported removable and fixed prostheses. It will also discuss the various attachment systems with an emphasis on the restorative space requirement of each system. It will detail the entire treatment planning sequence from implant planning to implant placement for an implant-supported prosthesis.
Local Anesthetic Agents in Dentistry (ce646) - Introduction
Local Anesthetic Agents in Dentistry [Course Number: 646] Thomas Viola, RPh, CCP
ce-credits-1
Participants in this course will be introduced to evidence-based information related to the pharmacology of local anesthetic agents and factors to consider in selecting the most effective and least toxic local anesthetic for perioperative pain management.
Smile Design: 7 Deadly Sins (ce642) - Introduction
Smile Design: 7 Deadly Sins [Course Number: 642] David Rice, DDS
ce-credits-1
This video course will discuss the 7 key steps to assess and treat every patient you see, why each step is so valuable to your diagnostic and treatment plan process, and how to implement them in your practice immediately.
Sleep Bruxism: Myths
Sleep Bruxism: Myths, Misconceptions and Management Strategies [Course Number: 630] Warden H. Noble, DDS, MS, MSEd
ce-credits-1
This video course will discuss the mechanisms of acid erosion and tooth softening, sleep bruxism vs. awake bruxism, the factors triggering bruxism, the use of occlusal splint therapy and restorative management.
Choosing a Toothpaste: What’s the Big Deal? (ce565) - Introduction
Choosing a Toothpaste: What’s the Big Deal? [Course Number: 565] Shelly L. Campbell, RDH, MPH
ce-credits-2
This course will establish why all fluoride toothpastes are NOT the same and assist the learner in understanding what differentiates them and makes a particular toothpaste the best fit for an individual patient.
 Anterior Resin Infiltration: A Minimally Invasive Treatment Option for Enamel Caries and Cosmetic Defects (ce634) - Introduction
ce-credits-1
This video course will review the literature and a clinical protocol for resin infiltration to treat smooth surface enamel lesions.
Local Anesthetic Agents in Dentistry (ce646) - Introduction
Local Anesthetic Agents in Dentistry [Course Number : 646] Thomas Viola, RPh, CCP
ce-credits-1
Participants in this course will be introduced to evidence-based information related to the pharmacology of local anesthetic agents and factors to consider in selecting the most effective and least toxic local anesthetic for perioperative pain management.
Human Trafficking (ce600) - Introduction
Recognizing a Human Trafficking Victim or a Perpetrator [Course Number : 600] Nancy W. Burkhart, EdD, MEd, BSDH, AFAAOM
ce-credits-2
This course provides facts about the human trafficking world and the resulting psychological and physical effects to the victims involved. It also provides a guide to help the dental professional identify a trafficking situation as well as information about mandatory reporting of the crime.
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Professional Dental Terminology for the Dental Assistant and Hygienist [Course Number : 542] Vickie Parrish Foster, 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, to 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.
Lessons in a Lunchbox Introduction
Improving Oral Health Literacy: Teaching Primary School Students through the Lessons in a Lunch Box Program [Course Number : 456] Winifred J. Booker, DDS, ABPD; Leslie E. Grant, DDS, MSPA
ce-credits-1
This course defines oral health literacy. It was developed to offer dental health professionals and students an innovative way to improve oral health literacy.
Introduction
Infection Control-related Administrative Policies and Work Restrictions [Course Number : 473] Michaell A. Huber, DDS; Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
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.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
ce-credits-2
According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (AAOMS) and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), 69% of adults 35 to 44 years of age have lost at least one permanent tooth due to dental caries, periodontitis, accidents, or failed endodontic therapy. The AAID states that more than 35 million Americans are partially edentulous or edentulous. By age 74, 26% of adults in the United States are edentulous. In recent years, the demand for dental implants has risen greatly, with a reported success rate at approximately 95-98%.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Community-based Dental Care: An Alternative Approach to Improve Access to Dental Providers [Course Number : 552] Melanie Simmer-Beck, RDH, PhD; Bonnie G. Branson, RDH, PhD
ce-credits-2
This course will introduce the learner to community-based dental care. The learner will be able to describe community-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 community-based care will also be introduced.
Oral Piercings: Implications for Dental Professionals (ce423) - Introduction
Oral Piercings: Implications for Dental Professionals [Course Number : 423] Patricia A. Frese, RDH, MEd
ce-credits-3
The goal of this course is to provide dental team members with the knowledge and skills necessary to appropriately treat the patient with oral piercings.
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 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 7.7% (19.3 million) 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.
An Update on Demineralization/Remineralization (ce73) - Introduction
An Update on Demineralization/Remineralization [Course Number : 73] Robert V. Faller, BS
ce-credits-3
This course is an introduction to the concepts of demineralization and remineralization and how they can and should be incorporated into clinical practice. Upon completion of this course, participants will understand the continued need for fluoride to help protect against the ongoing challenge to tooth structure, secondary lesions and root caries. Participants will also appreciate the need to examine the literature and evidence when applying clinical preventive techniques for caries prevention.
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.
Introduction - What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic (ce652)
What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus (COVID‑19) Pandemic [Course Number: 652] Maria Goldie, RDH, MS
ce-credits-2
This course will review characteristics of SARS‑CoV‑2, help dental healthcare professionals assess systemic risk factors that may influence COVID‑19 severity and will summarize currently available and developing potential treatments and vaccines, including the concept of herd immunity.
ce619 Aerosols in the Dental Office introduction
ce-credits-2
This course seeks to assess the risks posed by aerosols in the dental office and assess infection control measures that can be implemented during dental practice to block the person-to-person transmission routes through standard and transmission-based precautions.
Introduction
ce-credits-3
This course will describe how to develop infection control/exposure control strategies appropriate for the oral healthcare setting.
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.
Choosing a Toothpaste: What’s the Big Deal? (ce565) - Introduction
Choosing a Toothpaste: What’s the Big Deal? [Course Number: 565] Shelly L. Campbell, RDH, MPH
ce-credits-2
This course will establish why all fluoride toothpastes are NOT the same and assist the learner in understanding what differentiates them and makes a particular toothpaste the best fit for an individual patient.
Introduction
Current Concepts in Preventive Dentistry [Course Number: 334] Connie M. Kracher, PhD, MSD
ce-credits-5
This preventive dentistry course includes current, evidence-based content that dental clinicians will utilize during patient assessment. Preventive dentistry is a comprehensive approach where the entire dental team is calibrated, determining individualized care and education of each patient in the dental practice.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
A Clinician’s Guide to Clinical Endodontics [Course Number: 562] James Bahcall, DMD, MS, FICD, FACD
ce-credits-2
The clinical advances and changes in thought within the field of endodontics during the last few years have been significant. Unfortunately, these changes have led to difficulties for the general dentist in keeping up in everyday practice. This course will encompass diagnosis, local anesthesia, instrumentation/obturation, and pain medications and antibiotics in clinical endodontic treatment.
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, MSc, FRCDC, ABP Diplomate
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.
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Advanced Instrumentation for the General Practice Dental Hygienist [Course Number: 569] Vickie Parrish Foster, RDH, MEd
ce-credits-2
This course serves to review different types of instruments, their application and alternative fulcrums, and patient and clinician positioning that can be utilized to better access certain areas of the mouth and address special dental needs that some patients may have.