POPULAR CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
ce-credits-2
This course describes and discusses four‑handed dentistry; its integration in the modern dental office as well as a review of an ergonomically acceptable instrument transfer for use in four-handed dentistry. In addition, a series of exercises for the dental professional to use for stress reduction is included.
Oral Hard Tissue Disease and Home Care Management (ce661) - Introduction
Oral Hard Tissue Disease and Home Care Management [Course Number: 661] Robert V. Faller, BS
ce-credits-1
The purpose of this interactive course is to provide dental practitioners and students with an overview of hard tissue disease, factors that influence the disease process and evidence-based self-care prevention practices. This course includes patient cases as knowledge point checks.
Introduction - Providing Oral Health Education during COVID-19: Current Practices and Recommendations (ce658)
ce-credits-1
This course will explore the international trends and issues on delivering oral hygiene education during the pandemic and discuss the benefits of using a rechargeable electric toothbrush to enable patients in their self-care.
Introduction - A Palette of Plant-based Dietary Patterns: How do they Impact Dental Health? (ce659)
A Palette of Plant-based Dietary Patterns: How do they Impact Dental Health? [Course Number: 659] Ellen Karlin, MMSc, RDN, LDN, FADA; Sara Karlin, DDS
ce-credits-1
Participants in this video course will be introduced to evidence-based science surrounding the impact of whole-food, plant-based dietary patterns on dental health.
Anomalies of Tooth Structure (ce651) - Introduction
Anomalies of Tooth Structure [Course Number: 651] Gail F. Williamson, Professor Emerita
ce-credits-3
The ability to recognize the normal radiographic appearance of the teeth and their component structures is foundational to basic interpretation of intraoral and panoramic radiographic images. It is of equal importance to recognize when the radiographic appearance of the teeth deviates from normal. Dental anomalies associated with tooth structure will be presented to enable the clinician to recognize and identify alterations whether congenital, developmental, or acquired in nature.
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.
Introduction
Management of Pediatric Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office [Course Number : 391] Steven Schwartz, DDS; Jayakumar Jayaraman, BDS, MDS, FDSRCS, MS, PhD
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 members involved in the patient care. Although the primary focus of this course is the pediatric dental patient, adult medical emergencies will also be addressed in this course.
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 misdiagnosed. This course will address the etiology, prevalence and diagnosis of dentinal hypersensitivity as well as review clinical evidence behind popular desensitizing dentifrices and other treatments.
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 methods for patients with periodontal health, gingivitis, and periodontitis. In August 2016, the Associated Press (AP) printed an article that was widely disseminated in the lay media 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, the 2015 European Federation of Periodontology’s Workgroup 2015 statement, as well as the broader literature and scientific rationale behind flossing and interdental cleaning. Finally, this course will evaluate the utility of interdental cleaning methods in patients with high caries risk, periodontal health, gingivitis, and periodontitis.
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.
Intraoral Imaging: Basic Principles
Intraoral Imaging: Basic Principles, Techniques and Error Correction [Course Number : 559] Gail F. Williamson, Professor Emerita
ce-credits-2
Appropriately 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 radiographs 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
The Dental Professional’s Role in the Opioid Crisis [Course Number : 560] Maria L. Geisinger, DDS, MS; Luis Gerado Suarez Guzman, DMD
ce-credits-2
This course seeks to improve understanding of the role dental healthcare providers can play in the prevention of opioid abuse, provides them with tools to critically assess the individualized needs of their patients who may suffer from substance abuse, and resources to allow referral of those patients to resources to help treat their addictions.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Panoramic Radiographs: Technique & Anatomy Review [Course Number : 533] Shelly Withers, RDH, MS, PhD; 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.
Caries Process and Prevention Strategies: Diagnosis (ce373) - Introduction
Caries Process and Prevention Strategies: Diagnosis [Course Number : 373] Amid I. Ismail, BDS, MPH, MBA, DrPH
ce-credits-1
This is part 6 of a 10-part series entitled Caries Process and Prevention Strategies. This course introduces the dental professional to the importance of caries diagnosis in prevention of the disease, as well as the intricate link between caries diagnosis and treatment.
Introduction
Caries Process and Prevention Strategies: Epidemiology [Course Number : 368] Edward Lo, BDS, MDS, PhD, FHKAM
ce-credits-1
This is part 1 of a 10-part series entitled Caries Process and Prevention Strategies. In this course, emphasis is placed on the relevance of epidemiology to clinical practice and information about the prevalence, incidence and trends of dental caries in the United States is presented.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Applications in Dentistry [Course Number : 531] Regina Casian Ruiz Velasco, DDS, Post-doctoral resident in OMR; Hui Liang, DDS, MS, PhD. Diplomate ABOMR
ce-credits-2
This course will review Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) and its applications in clinical dentistry. The technology and how it differs from other types of dental imaging, keys for optimal imaging based on the desired outcomes, radiation dose to patients, interpretation, and medico-legal considerations will be discussed.
Anomalies of Tooth Structure (ce651) - Introduction
Anomalies of Tooth Structure [Course Number: 651] Gail F. Williamson, Professor Emerita
ce-credits-3
The ability to recognize the normal radiographic appearance of the teeth and their component structures is foundational to basic interpretation of intraoral and panoramic radiographic images. It is of equal importance to recognize when the radiographic appearance of the teeth deviates from normal. Dental anomalies associated with tooth structure will be presented to enable the clinician to recognize and identify alterations whether congenital, developmental, or acquired in nature.
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.
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 - A Palette of Plant-based Dietary Patterns: How do they Impact Dental Health? (ce659)
A Palette of Plant-based Dietary Patterns: How do they Impact Dental Health? [Course Number: 659] Ellen Karlin, MMSc, RDN, LDN, FADA; Sara Karlin, DDS
ce-credits-1
Participants in this video course will be introduced to evidence-based science surrounding the impact of whole-food, plant-based dietary patterns on dental health.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
The Dental Professional’s Role in the Opioid Crisis [Course Number: 560] Maria L. Geisinger, DDS, MS; Luis Gerado Suarez Guzman, DMD
ce-credits-2
This course seeks to improve understanding of the role dental healthcare providers can play in the prevention of opioid abuse, provides them with tools to critically assess the individualized needs of their patients who may suffer from substance abuse, and resources to allow referral of those patients to resources to help treat their addictions.
Introduction - Providing Oral Health Education during COVID-19: Current Practices and Recommendations (ce658)
ce-credits-1
This course will explore the international trends and issues on delivering oral hygiene education during the pandemic and discuss the benefits of using a rechargeable electric toothbrush to enable patients in their self-care.
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 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.
Oral Hard Tissue Disease and Home Care Management (ce661) - Introduction
Oral Hard Tissue Disease and Home Care Management [Course Number: 661] Robert V. Faller, BS
ce-credits-1
The purpose of this interactive course is to provide dental practitioners and students with an overview of hard tissue disease, factors that influence the disease process and evidence-based self-care prevention practices. This course includes patient cases as knowledge point checks.