A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Digital Imaging in Dentistry: Intraoral, Extraoral, and 3D Technology [Course Number: 512] Connie M. Kracher, PhD, MSD
ce-credits-2
The primary objective of this course is to increase your general knowledge of digital imaging and the latest advances in digital technology.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Powerful Therapeutic Spices in Medicine [Course Number: 549] Diane Vernetti-Callahan, RDH, BS
ce-credits-1
This course will discuss the properties of spices regarding nutrient density, their therapeutic uses in medicine, safety profile, and practical culinary applications. As oral health educators, we have the responsibility to understand the scientific evidence surrounding complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and provide safe and accurate information to our patients.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
ce-credits-2
The objectives of the course are to identify therapeutic agents commonly prescribed for the treatment of respiratory, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary disorders, present their mechanisms of action, discuss indications for their use, and correlate the information to clinical dentistry.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Practice in Motion: Part II - 6 Components of Posture [Course Number: 554] Jacquelyn M. Dylla, DPT, PT, OCS; Jane L. Forrest, EdD, BSDH
ce-credits-2
The focus of this course is to educate dental professionals about the 6 components of posture and various movement strategies, stretches and exercises that can assist with minimizing strain to pain sensitive tissues. This course builds on Practice in Motion - Part I. In addition, the science behind sitting and elements of a good supportive seat are discussed.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Practice in Motion: Part I [Course Number: 553] Jacquelyn M. Dylla, DPT, PT, OCS; Jane L. Forrest, EdD, BSDH
ce-credits-3
The primary focus of this course is to educate dental professionals about efficient sitting positions and movements that assist with minimizing occupational pain and/or injury. As part of this course, we will examine why many practitioners need to change how they sit, discuss common postures/habits that contribute to lifelong pain and the consequences of not changing.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Maintaining Healthy, Pain-free Posture for the Dental Professional [Course Number: 523] Dianne Saywell, RDH, RYT
ce-credits-2
Dental professionals and office staff often suffer body pain and injury as a result of continual use and position of the body. Breathing, stretching and strengthening key muscle groups to better support and release tension will lead the dental professional and seated office staff to freedom in the body, the mind and the spirit. This course focuses on stretching and strengthening several key muscle groups: the legs, hips and lower back.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Pharmacology of the Central Nervous System: Clinical Implications [Course Number: 539] Tim S. Whittingham, PhD, MBA; Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
ce-credits-2
The objectives of the course are to identify therapeutic agents prescribed for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) disorders, present their mechanisms of action and indications for their use.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Applications in Dentistry [Course Number: 531] Diane J. Flint, DDS, MS, Diplomate ABOMR, Diplomate ABGD; Regina Casian Ruiz Velasco, DDS, Post-doctoral resident in OMR
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.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Tobacco 101: A Guide to Working with Nicotine Addicted Patients [Course Number: 534] Nevin Zablotsky, DMD
ce-credits-3
The goal of this course is to provide an understanding of how tobacco products impact your patients, and educate you on how to confidently guide your tobacco and nicotine using patients to quit their addiction.
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.
Introduction
Caries Process and Prevention Strategies: Erosion[Course Number : 374]Susan Higham, BSC, PhD, CBiol, MSB
ce-credits-1
This is part 7 of a 10-part series entitled Caries Process and Prevention Strategies. This course establishes the concept of dental erosion as a condition that is distinct from caries, and as an emerging public health issue with increasing prevalence in people of all ages. Although often generalized under the heading of "tooth wear," there are actually two distinct tooth surface loss processes that must be taken into account. Tooth surface loss can be the result of physical mechanisms, such as attrition and abrasion, or chemical mechanisms triggered by acid. Both of these mechanisms are discussed, as well as the chemical, biological, and behavioral factors that increase or reduce risk of tooth surface loss. In addition, diagnosis and prevention measures related to dental erosion are introduced.
Introduction
Evidence-based Decision Making: Introduction and Formulating Good Clinical Questions[Course Number : 311]Jane L. Forrest, EdD, BSDH; Lesley McGovern Kupiec, RDH, MSDH
ce-credits-2
The primary learning objectives for this course are to: 1) increase your knowledge of evidence-based concepts, principles and skills, and 2) specifically how to formulate a good clinical question in order to find relevant evidence to answer that question.
Introduction
Strategies for Searching the Literature Using PubMed[Course Number : 340]Jane L. Forrest, EdD, BSDH; Syrene A. Miller, BA
ce-credits-3
This continuing education course is a follow up to the course, Evidence-Based Decision Making: Introduction and Formulating Good Clinical Questions. The primary learning objectives for this course are to increase your skills in conducting an efficient computerized search using PubMed to answer a specific clinical question, the second step of the Evidence-based process.
Introduction
Peri-implant Disease: Pathogenesis, Risk Factors, Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment[Course Number : 457]Leena Palomo, DDS, MSD; Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
ce-credits-1
Participants in this course will be introduced to evidence-based information related to (1) the pathogenesis, (2) risk factors, (3) diagnosis, and (4) preventive and treatment of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis.
Introduction
Using Research for Clinical Decision-Making: Elements of a Research Report[Course Number : 45]Ann L. McCann, RDH, PhD; Emet D. Schneiderman, PhD
ce-credits-2
This course describes the parts of a research report and the information that should be contained within each section.  This will guide practitioners in their review of research articles so that they can identify the specific research questions/hypotheses being explored and what was discovered about them.  These skills will help oral health professionals decide whether or not to incorporate these research findings into their patient therapy and practice procedures.
Introduction
Using Research for Clinical Decision-Making: Evaluating a Research Report[Course Number : 46]Ann L. McCann, RDH, PhD; Emet D. Schneiderman, PhD
ce-credits-2
This continuing education course describes the criteria for judging the quality of a research report and provides guidelines for interpreting the research information. These skills will help oral healthcare professionals decide whether or not to incorporate the research findings into their patient therapy and practice procedures.
Introduction
Electronic Cigarettes the Past, Present and Future[Course Number : 451]David Nguyen, BSDH, EPDH; Gail Aamodt, RDH, EPDH, MS
ce-credits-2
Knowledge about electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) among healthcare professionals is limited.  This continuing education course will provide an overview of e-cigarette use, key components, mechanism of action, chemical composition, current safety, government regulations and the dental professional'€™s role in education and recommendations.
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.
Introduction
Improving Oral Health Literacy: Teaching Primary School Students through the Lessons in a Lunch Box Program[Course Number : 456]Winifred J. Booker, DDS; Leslie E. Grant, DDS, MSPA
ce-credits-1
This continuing education (CE) course defines oral health literacy.  It was developed to offer dental health professionals and students an innovative way to improve oral health literacy.
Introduction
ce-credits-2
This course will review global prevalence and risk factors of three common health conditions among aging women: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. It explores prevention and treatment approaches, connections to oral health, and specific treatment plans for each condition. (This is Part 1 of a 2-part series on women, aging and oral health. Part 2 is available in the dentalcare.com CE library.)
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.
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.
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.
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
Tobacco 101: A Guide to Working with Nicotine Addicted Patients [Course Number: 534] Nevin Zablotsky, DMD
ce-credits-3
The goal of this course is to provide an understanding of how tobacco products impact your patients, and educate you on how to confidently guide your tobacco and nicotine using patients to quit their addiction.
Introduction
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
Maintaining Healthy, Pain-free Posture for the Dental Professional [Course Number: 523] Dianne Saywell, RDH, RYT
ce-credits-2
Dental professionals and office staff often suffer body pain and injury as a result of continual use and position of the body. Breathing, stretching and strengthening key muscle groups to better support and release tension will lead the dental professional and seated office staff to freedom in the body, the mind and the spirit. This course focuses on stretching and strengthening several key muscle groups: the legs, hips and lower back.
Introduction
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.
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
Powerful Therapeutic Spices in Medicine [Course Number: 549] Diane Vernetti-Callahan, RDH, BS
ce-credits-1
This course will discuss the properties of spices regarding nutrient density, their therapeutic uses in medicine, safety profile, and practical culinary applications. As oral health educators, we have the responsibility to understand the scientific evidence surrounding complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and provide safe and accurate information to our patients.