A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Sleep Apnea Management for the Dentist [Course Number: 578] Istvan A. Hargitai, DDS, MS
ce-credits-3
The course will review the pathophysiology of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The screening of patients in whom OSA is suspected will be reviewed. Finally, the management of OSA will be discussed with the focus on use of mandibular advancement devices in its treatment.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Geriatric Dentistry: Before You Call 911 [Course Number: 586] Satbir S. Grover, BDS, MS, MBA
ce-credits-2
This continuing education course will provide an overview of some of the essential steps that need to be considered for safe management in the care of older adults and medically complex patients from their entrance to their exit after treatment and the follow up steps after the treatment has been delivered.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Anatomy & Histology of the Gingival Unit and Basic Oral Hygiene [Course Number: 592] Courtney Ison, RDH, MS
ce-credits-1
This course will examine the characteristics of the gingival unit and discuss basic recommendations necessary for achieving and maintaining the health of the gingiva.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
The Oral Microbiome & Systemic Disease [Course Number: 561] Shelly Withers, RDH, MS; Neal Johnson, PhD, DDS, MBA, FACD
ce-credits-1
This course will provide an overview of the oral microbiome and its relationship to various systemic diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and stroke. Techniques for disease prevention and treatment will also be considered.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Introduction to Infection Prevention [Course Number: 582] Barbara A. MacNeill, DMD, MS; Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
ce-credits-2
This course, advisory in nature and informational in content, introduces participants to (1) concepts related to the “chain of infection” and Standard and Transmission-base Precautions; (2) discusses factors that affect the quality of an effective infection prevention program; and (3) presents an overview of pathogenic organisms that may be transmitted in oral healthcare settings and requirements for an ongoing infection prevention education and training program.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Improving Students’ Patient Care Management Using the Thinker’s Guide to Clinical Reasoning [Course Number: 551] Jacqueline A. Singleton, RDH; Jennifer Rudy, MA, RDH
ce-credits-1
This course introduces participants to the basics of the Paul-Elder framework to improve students’ patient care management and encourages faculty members to model critical thinking behavior within dentistry.
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Food for Thought: The Relationship Between Oral Health and Nutrition [Course Number: 583] Diane Vernetti-Callahan, RDH, MS Ed
ce-credits-3
This continuing education course is intended to provide awareness and a deeper understanding of the connection between optimal nutrition and its impact on oral health.
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Practical Panoramic Imaging [Course Number: 589] William C. Scarfe, BDS, FRACDS; Gail F. Williamson, RDH, MS
ce-credits-3
Panoramic radiographic imaging technique, error recognition and error correction are the primary areas of emphasis in this course. The components involved in the optimal production of a panoramic radiographic image will be outlined.
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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.
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Dental Health and Dementia: More than Forgetfulness [Course Number: 566] Maria L. Geisinger, DDS, MS; Maggie A. Misch, BS
ce-credits-2
This course seeks to discuss the interrelationship of oral health and dementia as well as discuss strategies for patients, dental healthcare providers, and caregivers to promote optimal oral health in patients with dementia.
Introduction
Immunological and Inflammatory Aspects of Periodontal Disease [Course Number : 1] Michael P. Mills, DMD, MS
ce-credits-2
This course reviews key components of the immune system and their coordinated roles in preventing and eliminating the etiologic agents of disease. Current concepts in the immunopathogenesis of periodontal disease will be discussed with emphasis on the role of inflammation in periodontal tissue destruction.
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ce-credits-4
The objective of this course is to improve the health and function of all periodontal attachment structures rather than only bone in isolation.
Introduction
The Detection and Management of Temporomandibular Disorders in Primary Dental Care [Course Number : 395] Kimberly Hanson Huggins, RDH, BS; Edward F. Wright, DDS, MS
ce-credits-2
This course provides information about temporomandibular disorders (TMD), suggested patient history questions, clinical examination criteria, methods of treatment, and how to help patients self-manage their TMD pain and symptoms under the guidance of the dental professional.
Introduction
Putting it All Together: Practicum [Course Number : 511] Jennifer K. Blake, CDA, EFDA, MADAA; Salme E. Lavigne, RDH, PhD; Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
ce-credits-1
This video presentation is a summary guide of basic infection prevention recommendations for all dental healthcare settings with special emphasis on competency-based elements of the annual training program.
Introduction
Marijuana Use and Oral Health [Course Number : 460] Sarita Arteaga, DMD, MAGD
ce-credits-1
The purpose of this course is for the dental professional to review legalization of marijuana and gain understanding on marijuana use and the impact on oral health.
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.
Introduction
Oral Health Care: A Whole New Language [Course Number : 21] Patricia J. Nunn, RDH, MS; Patricia A. Frese, RDH, MEd
ce-credits-3
This course is intended for anyone new to the field of oral health care: 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 health care, 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.
Introduction
Therapeutic Mouthrinsing: An Effective Component to Oral Hygiene [Course Number : 317] Pam Hughes, RDH, MS; Susan S. Wingrove, RDH, BS
ce-credits-1
This course reviews three common agents used in chemotherapeutic rinses and recommends factors to consider when advising patients to add a rinse to their oral hygiene routine.
Introduction
Hazardous (and Universal) Waste Management [Course Number : 499] Shelly Feiwell, CDA, EFDA; Ronald L. Occhionero, DDS
ce-credits-2
This continuing education course focuses on those parts of federal EPA regulations (40 CFR Parts 260-273) that are relevant to developing and implementing an effective hazardous waste management program in oral healthcare settings. It is advisory in nature and informational in content.
Introduction
Regulated Medical Waste Management [Course Number : 498] Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
ce-credits-2
Participants in this course will be introduced to evidence-based information related to the management of regulated medical waste, also referred to as infectious or biohazardous waste.
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
ce-credits-3
This course will describe how to develop infection control/exposure control strategies appropriate for the oral healthcare setting.
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.
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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.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Introduction to Infection Prevention [Course Number: 582] Barbara A. MacNeill, DMD, MS; Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
ce-credits-2
This course, advisory in nature and informational in content, introduces participants to (1) concepts related to the “chain of infection” and Standard and Transmission-base Precautions; (2) discusses factors that affect the quality of an effective infection prevention program; and (3) presents an overview of pathogenic organisms that may be transmitted in oral healthcare settings and requirements for an ongoing infection prevention education and training program.
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Food for Thought: The Relationship Between Oral Health and Nutrition [Course Number: 583] Diane Vernetti-Callahan, RDH, MS Ed
ce-credits-3
This continuing education course is intended to provide awareness and a deeper understanding of the connection between optimal nutrition and its impact on oral health.
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.
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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
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.
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Hand Hygiene: Infection Control/Exposure Control Issues for Oral Healthcare Workers [Course Number: 353] Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA; Michaell A. Huber, DDS
ce-credits-2
This course presents the background essential to understand the importance of hand hygiene in healthcare settings and provides evidence based information related to handwashing; hand antisepsis, i.e., antiseptic handwash and antiseptic handrub; and surgical hand antisepsis.