A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Data Protection & Security for Dental Professionals [Course Number: 577] Scott Aurnou, Esq, CISSP, CIPP/US, CIPT, FIP
ce-credits-3
This continuing education course will provide dental professionals with a fundamental understanding of the potential cyber security issues facing a modern dental office.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
General Principles of Pharmacology [Course Number: 580] David Leonard Ojeda Diaz, DDS; Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
ce-credits-3
This course presents an overview of general pharmacological principles. It discusses (1) the conceptual basis of drug action, (2) pharmacodynamic mechanisms, (3) pharmacokinetic processes, and (4) sets forth key points to consider in clinical decision making related to pharmacotherapy and for a disciplined approach to prescription writing.
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Biological Effects of Radiation [Course Number: 572] Hassem Geha, DDS, MDS, Diplomate of the ABOMR
ce-credits-1
This course discusses the interaction of ionizing radiation with biological systems and how this affects the integrity of cellular proteins, including DNA.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Removal of Amalgams: Is it Beneficial? [Course Number: 557] Nancy W. Burkhart, BSDH, MEd, EdD, AFAAOM
ce-credits-2
This course is designed to assist dental professionals in answering specific questions a patient may ask about their concerns related to dental amalgam materials.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Re-examining the Plaque-Gingivitis Connection and the Role of Stannous Fluoride [Course Number: 579] Sherri M. Lukes, RDH, MS, FAADH
ce-credits-2
The purpose of this course is to review the role of plaque in the initiation of periodontal disease, share novel insights on the mechanism by which stannous fluoride reduces plaque-induced gingivitis, and discuss practical implications for dental professionals.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Cardiovascular Drugs Our Patients Take [Course Number: 581] David Leonard Ojeda Diaz, DDS; Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
ce-credits-3
This course (1) presents an overview of cardiovascular pharmacology, (2) identifies prevalent cardiovascular diagnoses in ambulatory settings based on the mechanisms of action of cardiovascular drugs dispensed by U.S. community pharmacies, and (3) discusses key points for practice.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
The Radiographic Image [Course Number: 571] Hassem Geha, DDS, MDS, Diplomate of the ABOMR
ce-credits-1
The purpose of this course is to explain the basic concepts of image formation and the factors that affect image brightness, contrast, sharpness and overall quality.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
ce-credits-2
This course seeks to evaluate the use of laser therapy as an adjunctive means of implant surface detoxification in conjunction with surgical and non-surgical therapies.
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Radiographic Interpretations [Course Number: 513] Connie M. Kracher, PhD, MSD
ce-credits-2
The primary objective of this course is to increase your general knowledge of radiographic interpretations by examining case studies.
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From Evidence to Causality: How do We Determine Causality? [Course Number: 530] Salme E. Lavigne, RDH, PhD
ce-credits-2
This course will assist clinicians with their evidence-based-decision-making and dialogue with patients when discussing matters of causality. From a public health and epidemiological perspective, this course will provide participants with the tools to evaluate cause and effect relationships and to better understand the principles of determining causality.
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Therapeutic Mouthrinsing: An Effective Component to Oral Hygiene [Course Number : 317] Pam Hughes, RDH, MS
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.
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An Overview of Dental Anatomy [Course Number : 500] Vickie Parrish Foster, 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.
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Diagnostic Guidelines for Blood Pressure Screening Techniques [Course Number : 490] Connie M. Kracher, PhD, MSD
ce-credits-1
The information in this course includes blood pressure assessment, hypertension risks, as well as providing the appropriate method of taking blood pressure measurements, and resource recommendations regarding lifestyle modifications and referrals to medical colleagues.
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Hazard Communication Compliance [Course Number : 502] Shelly Feiwell, CDA, EFDA; Ronald L. Occhionero, DDS; Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
ce-credits-2
Participants in this course will be introduced to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1920.1200, also known as HazCom 2012. The course is advisory in nature and informational in content. Its purpose is to assist oral healthcare facilities to identify relevant parts of the rule. In addition, it provides guidance to develop and implement an effective HazCom program.
Introduction
Counseling and Treating Bad Breath Patients: A Step-By-Step Approach [Course Number : 130] Patricia A. Lenton, RDH, MA; Georgia Majerus, RDH, BS; Bashar Bakdash, DDS, MPH, MSD
ce-credits-2
This course will provide dental professionals with practical strategies to facilitate the discussion and treatment and oral malodor in the dental office.
Introduction
Actinic Cheilosis: Etiology, Epidemiology, Clinical Manifestations, Diagnosis, and Treatment [Course Number : 400] Michaell A. Huber, DDS; David Leonard Ojeda Diaz, DDS
ce-credits-2
This continuing education course presents the etiology, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of actinic cheilosis.
Introduction
Dental Implants and Esthetics [Course Number : 203] Charles J. Goodacre, DDS, MSD; Chad J. Anderson, MS, DMD
ce-credits-1
Dental implants offer patients a means to replace one tooth or multiple teeth in a way that meets functional and esthetic needs.  This course reviews various categories of esthetic complications, including: environmental morphology; surgical and soft tissue healing protocol; implant location; crown/prosthesis form and type of abutment; facial esthetics; and prosthesis discoloration.
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The Intraoral and Extraoral Exam [Course Number : 337] Nancy W. Burkhart, BSDH, MEd, EdD, AFAAOM; Leslie DeLong, RDH, AS, BSHS, MHA
ce-credits-3
This continuing education course will introduce the protocol for a complete oral cancer examination with proper techniques for both the intraoral and extraoral exam; provide patient education information, as well as information on some adjunct devices and materials that may be utilized in lesion detection and lastly, to emphasize that all patients be told they are receiving a complete oral cancer examination. Additionally, forms are included to make referrals easier for the clinician and to provide the propter information needed to the referral specialist for a complete evaluation.
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Hypertension: Risk Stratification and Patient Management in Oral Healthcare Settings [Course Number : 407] Michaell A. Huber, DDS; David Leonard Ojeda Diaz, DDS
ce-credits-2
This continuing education course presents information on hypertension and its impact on the clinical process in dentistry.  It emphasizes disease-specific and procedures-specific risk factors and the importance of determining a patient’s functional capacity to minimize intraoperative hypertensive, hypotensive, and cardiac risks.
Introduction
Diabetes: A Multifaceted Syndrome with Treatment Considerations in Dentistry [Course Number : 93] Lynne H. Slim, RDH, BSDH, MSDH; Cynthia A. Stegeman, RDH, EdD, RD, LD, CDE, FAND
ce-credits-2
This course provides current evidence-based information for the dental professional to include in the treatment and education for patients with diabetes. The course reviews the relationship between oral health and diabetes, followed by practical and applicable recommendations that can be easily incorporated into the dental treatment plan.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Removal of Amalgams: Is it Beneficial? [Course Number: 557] Nancy W. Burkhart, BSDH, MEd, EdD, AFAAOM
ce-credits-2
This course is designed to assist dental professionals in answering specific questions a patient may ask about their concerns related to dental amalgam materials.
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.
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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
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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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.
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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.
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.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Cardiovascular Drugs Our Patients Take [Course Number: 581] David Leonard Ojeda Diaz, DDS; Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
ce-credits-3
This course (1) presents an overview of cardiovascular pharmacology, (2) identifies prevalent cardiovascular diagnoses in ambulatory settings based on the mechanisms of action of cardiovascular drugs dispensed by U.S. community pharmacies, and (3) discusses key points for practice.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Re-examining the Plaque-Gingivitis Connection and the Role of Stannous Fluoride [Course Number: 579] Sherri M. Lukes, RDH, MS, FAADH
ce-credits-2
The purpose of this course is to review the role of plaque in the initiation of periodontal disease, share novel insights on the mechanism by which stannous fluoride reduces plaque-induced gingivitis, and discuss practical implications for dental professionals.