A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Ergonomics: Working to be More Comfortable [Course Number: 508] Bruce N. Hamilton, MS, DDS; Anne Hill, DDS
ce-credits-1
This course is designed to aid the reader in modifying the manner in which he/she practices dentistry. It is intended to provide methods to improve balance and strength as well as to examine existing clinical equipment to determine if modifications are needed to practice in a stress free environment.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Factors Involved in Dental Care Delivery Expansion [Course Number: 496] Christine Nathe, RDH, MS
ce-credits-2
This course will provide basic knowledge of access issues, trends and the infrastructure, including models to improve dental care in the United States.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Creaky Joints and Bleeding Gums: The Interactions between Periodontal Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) [Course Number: 519] Elizabeth M. Garner, DMD; Maria L. Geisinger, DDS, MS
ce-credits-1
This course will review the current scientific evidence about the association between rheumatoid arthritis and periodontal disease and to aid in the clinical decision making to care for patients with RA in a dental setting.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Understanding and Evaluating Associateship Opportunities [Course Number: 515] David G. Dunning, MA, PhD; Robert D. Madden, DDS, MBA
ce-credits-3
Associateships encompass a number of foundational variables, ranging from employment agreements to payment of laboratory expenses to practice valuation to assignment of patients. This course explores these and other key parameters in associateships. A special section addresses large group practices and DSOs. The course concludes with a detailed vetting process for evaluating associateship opportunities.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
From Gumline to Waistline: The Link between Periodontal Disease and Obesity [Course Number: 518] Maria L. Geisinger, DDS, MS; Mary Elizabeth Bush, BS
ce-credits-1
This continuing education course will review the current scientific evidence about the association between obesity status and periodontal disease and to aid in the clinical decision making to care for patients with periodontal disease and obesity in a dental setting.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Pathogens Associated with Putative Healthcare-associated Infections in Oral Healthcare Settings [Course Number: 482] Jennifer K. Blake, CDA, EFDA, MADAA; Salme E. Lavigne, RDH, PhD; Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
ce-credits-2
This course identifies those pathogenic organisms that may be transmitted in oral healthcare settings and provides an overview of their modes of transmission, clinical features, prevention, and medical management. It provides the basis for understanding the rational for Standard and Transmission-based Precautions.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy in Traditional Dental Settings [Course Number: 507] Anna Sinclair, RDH, BSDH; Kathryn P. Bell, RDH, MS
ce-credits-2
This course will introduce the reader to orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) and OMT. It has been designed to educate the reader regarding common OMDs, signs and symptoms of OMDs, and to discuss the goals and potential outcomes of therapy.
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.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Managing Adult Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office [Course Number: 516] Palma A. Freydinger, DDS; Fady F. Faddoul, DDS, MSD
ce-credits-4
Participants in this course will be introduced to information essential to diagnose and respond to adult medical emergencies in oral healthcare settings. Special emphasis is placed on factors to be considered in risk-assessment, recognizing medical emergencies that are immediately life-threatening and must be acted upon promptly (e.g., cardiac arrest); and those problems that, while not immediately life-threatening, require timely stabilization (e.g., hypoglycemia).
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Ethics in Dentistry: Part I - Principles and Values [Course Number: 510] Phyllis Beemsterboer, RDH, MS, EdD, FACD
ce-credits-2
This course will review the health care principles used in dentistry to help identify, clarify and support choices when faced with an ethical problem or dilemma.
Introduction
A Guide to Clinical Differential Diagnosis of Oral Mucosal Lesions [Course Number: 110] Michael W. Finkelstein, DDS, MS
ce-credits-4
The primary goal of this course is to help you learn the process of clinical differential diagnosis of diseases and lesions of the oral mucosa. The first step in successful therapeutic management of a patient with an oral mucosal disease or lesion depends upon creating a differential diagnosis. This course also includes both an interactive and downloadable decision tree to assist in the diagnosis.
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.
Introduction
An Overview of Dental Anatomy [Course Number: 500] Vickie P. Overman, RDH, MEd
ce-credits-1
This continuing education course will provide an overview of dental anatomy, including the primary and permanent dentitions, normal facial and intraoral anatomy and the anatomy of the periodontium.  This information can be used as a review in order to compare findings outside of the normal.
Introduction
ce-credits-3
This course will describe how to develop infection control/exposure control strategies appropriate for the oral healthcare setting.
Introduction
An Update on Demineralization/Remineralization [Course Number: 73] Mark E. Jensen, MS, DDS, PhD; Robert  V. Faller, BS
ce-credits-3
This course was one of the first courses available on dentalcare.com. The course has been updated without changing the original content, which is still valid. The update includes information on new technologies emerging for caries detection and evaluation as well as information on the evidence-based approach for dentistry in the area of demineralization and remineralization. This primarily includes the use of fluorides with information and resources on how to approach evidence-based dentistry for clinical practice. This course begins with an historical perspective on caries as a concern in the 1940's as a major public health problem and moves to the clinical practice today...from cure to prevention. An up-to-date understanding of the caries process in both enamel and root caries are detailed through the discussion of demineralization/ remineralization. This course has been widely used by clinical staff (dental assistants, hygienists, and dentists in clinical practice) as well as students from all over the world. This course is not meant to be a comprehensive cariology course but rather 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.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Managing Adult Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office [Course Number: 516] Palma A. Freydinger, DDS; Fady F. Faddoul, DDS, MSD
ce-credits-4
Participants in this course will be introduced to information essential to diagnose and respond to adult medical emergencies in oral healthcare settings. Special emphasis is placed on factors to be considered in risk-assessment, recognizing medical emergencies that are immediately life-threatening and must be acted upon promptly (e.g., cardiac arrest); and those problems that, while not immediately life-threatening, require timely stabilization (e.g., hypoglycemia).
Introduction
A Prospective Clinical Study to Evaluate the Effect of Manual and Power Toothbrushes on Pre-existing Gingival Recessions [Course Number: 349] Christof E. Dörfer, DDS, PhD; Daniela Joerss, DDS; Diana Wolff, DDS
ce-credits-1
The aim of this course is to evaluate gingival recession changes after six months of brushing with an oscillating-rotating power toothbrush (PT) or an ADA reference manual toothbrush (MT).
Introduction
Intraoral Radiography: Principles, Techniques and Error Correction [Course Number: 137] Gail F. Williamson, RDH, MS
ce-credits-2
Proper patient care includes obtaining diagnostic intraoral and extraoral radiographs which are essential to patient assessment, periodontal therapy, treatment and re-evaluation.  Radiographs are especially helpful during instrumentation as a guide for detection of calculus deposits or faulty restorations, as well as the diagnosis of dental caries, alveolar bone loss, pulpal changes, and anatomical imperfections in tooth and root surfaces.  It is imperative that dental professionals are competent in taking radiographs to ensure diagnostically acceptable images, while keeping the amount of radiation exposure to patients at a minimum.
Introduction
Child Abuse and Neglect: Implications for the Dental Professional [Course Number: 49] Stephen A. Jessee, DDS; Amos S. Deinard, MD, MPH
ce-credits-2
This continuing education course will provide information on the various types of child abuse and neglect; describe its victims and perpetrators; and outline the dental professionals’ responsibilities in the recognition, reporting, treatment, and prevention of such cases. Dental Students:  This is part two of a two-part continuing education series.  The first part is Dr. Amos Deinard’s “Intimate Partner Violence and Elder Maltreatment” course.  For students taking these courses, both courses should be completed.  As healthcare providers, you are obligated to understand these topics and report, as appropriate.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Bruxism: The Grind of the Matter [Course Number: 485] Lara James, RDH
ce-credits-2
This course will provide information for the dental healthcare team on the common causes, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of this condition. Early treatment can help prevent acute pain and, in severe cases, chronic pain, periodontal involvement and possible tooth loss. Educating the patient on bruxism and the importance of maintaining a healthy oral environment will also be covered.