A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Botulinum Toxin Therapies for Orofacial Pain and Dental Esthetics [Course Number: 555] Patricia A. Frese, RDH, MEd
ce-credits-1
The Botulinum Toxin Therapies for Orofacial Pain and Dental Esthetics course will define BTX, give a brief history, discuss general and dental uses, explore the mechanism of action, list side effects, consider administration guidelines, suggest patient management techniques and provide additional resources.
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
Ethics in Dentistry: Part III – Ethical Decision-making [Course Number: 546] Phyllis Beemsterboer, RDH, MS, EdD, FACD
ce-credits-2
This course will present the various types of ethical decision-making models used in health care and dentistry. Issues in decision making such as moral distress will be discussed and related to cases in the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
The Management of Patients with Periodontal and Cardiovascular Diseases [Course Number: 544] Maria L. Geisinger, DDS, MS; Hussein S. Basma, DDS, DESS
ce-credits-1
This course will review the current scientific evidence about the association between cadriovascular diseases (CVDs) and periodontal disease.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Welcoming Older Adults to Your Dental Office [Course Number: 568] Samuel Zwetchkenbaum, DDS, MPH
ce-credits-2
Many older adults are taking the steps necessary for maintaining their natural teeth. Dental professionals need to understand older adults’ distinctive risk factors in dental disease, the primary causes of xerostomia, maintenance techniques for dental prostheses, and appropriate communication skills. This course presents information that addresses that knowledge and those skills.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Pharmacology of Selected Therapeutic Agents in Oral Medicine [Course Number: 541] David Leonard Ojeda Diaz, DDS; Michaell A. Huber, DDS
ce-credits-2
This course will identify the therapeutic agents used to manage common mucosal disorders and to briefly review their mechanism of action and indications for use.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Professional Dental Terminology for the Dental Assistant and Hygienist [Course Number: 542] Vickie P. Overman, RDH, MEd
ce-credits-2
This course is designed to introduce dental assisting and hygiene students, and serve as a review to practicing assistants and hygienists, the professional dental terminology that is utilized in dentistry. Case scenarios are used that represent various members of the dental team speaking with patients and other team members.
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.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Panoramic Radiographs: Technique & Anatomy Review [Course Number: 533] Shelly Withers, RDH, MS; 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.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Epinephrine: Friend or Foe? [Course Number: 547] M. Louay Taifour, BDS, DMD; Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
ce-credits-3
This course will provide evidence-based information essential for determining the therapeutic dose of epinephrine to minimize toxicity when treating anaphylaxis or when epinephrine is used as a vasoconstrictor in conjunction with local anesthesia.
Introduction
Oral Cancer[Course Number : 348]Richard C. Jordan, DDS, PhD, FRCD(C) FRCPath
ce-credits-1
This course presents the important general features of oral cancer, its causes and clinical presentation and how the disease is managed.
Introduction
Care & Maintenance of Dental Restorations[Course Number : 468]Shelly Withers, RDH, MS; Marilynn Heyde, RDH, MPH
ce-credits-1
This free continuing education course will provide an overview of the various types of esthetic restorations and how to properly care for them. The course will also discuss methods for evaluating and maintaining amalgam restorations.
Introduction
Effective Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Administration for Children[Course Number : 92]Steven Schwartz, DDS
ce-credits-2
Administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia/anxiolysis is a safe and effective technique for reducing and even eliminating anxiety during dental treatment. This course will describe the objectives, indications and contraindications, and technique for successful administration of nitrous oxide to the pediatric patient.
Introduction
Are You A Supertaster?[Course Number : 455]Nancy W. Burkhart, BSDH, MEd, EdD; Carol Perkins, RDH, BA, AS
ce-credits-2
As dental professionals, we get numerous questions about the tongue, taste and any sensation associated with the oral cavity. Super-tasting is being recognized by more healthcare professionals, researchers and industry. This course addresses the relationship of taste, smell and the etiology of these sensations; while presenting information on the health benefits and health risks of all three classifications of tasters. Specific techniques are outlined that assists the practitioner in determining the classifications of tasters.
Introduction
Treating the Aging Baby Boomer: Looking through the Crystal Ball[Course Number : 459]Salme E. Lavigne, RDH, PhD
ce-credits-2
This topic explores the oral and general health issues facing one of the fastest growing population groups, the aging Baby Boomers. This course will focus on what their future oral health needs will be, how their oral health could impact their overall health, issues surrounding those confined to institutional care, and how to make decisions about which oral treatment options would be the most beneficial for all levels of Baby Boomer needs.
Introduction
Radiographic Techniques for the Pediatric Patient[Course Number : 63]Steven Schwartz, DDS
ce-credits-2
The purpose of this course is to provide a discussion on the guidelines for radiographic exposure intervals for the reduction of ionizing radiation and innovative techniques that are helpful in conducting radiographic examinations for the pediatric patient. Also, suggestions for communicating with patients and parents about radiation safety and the need for radiographs are covered.
Introduction
Postexposure Evaluation and Follow-up[Course Number : 472]Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
ce-credits-1
This continuing education course presents concept of postexposure management of healthcare personnel and will be provided evidence-based guidance on the importance of prompt wound care, reporting, and evaluation of occupational exposures to pathogenic organisms, the timely initiation of postexposure prophylaxis, and the implementation of postexposure follow-up strategies in order to prevent infection and the development of disease.
Introduction
Infection Control-related Administrative Policies and Work Restrictions[Course Number : 473]Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA; Michaell A. Huber, DDS
ce-credits-1
This course provides best available evidence for the development of strategies to minimize latex-related problems among oral healthcare personnel (OHCP) and patients, to minimize the exposure of OHCP with acute or chronic diseases to patients who have been diagnosed with a transmissible infectious disease, and to minimize the exposure of patients to OHCP who have been exposed to or have been diagnosed with an infectious disease.
Introduction
Sterilization and Disinfection of Patient-care Items in Oral Healthcare Settings[Course Number : 474]Ronald L. Occhionero, DDS; Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
ce-credits-1
This course presents evidence-based information for the preferred methods of transporting, cleaning, sterilizing and disinfecting patient-care items in oral healthcare settings.
Introduction
Mandated, Highly Recommended, and Other Vaccines for Oral Healthcare Personnel[Course Number : 479]Michaell A. Huber, DDS; Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
ce-credits-2
This course presents currently available knowledge essential for the development and implementation of an effective vaccination strategy in an oral healthcare setting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Professional Dental Terminology for the Dental Assistant and Hygienist [Course Number: 542] Vickie P. Overman, RDH, MEd
ce-credits-2
This course is designed to introduce dental assisting and hygiene students, and serve as a review to practicing assistants and hygienists, the professional dental terminology that is utilized in dentistry. Case scenarios are used that represent various members of the dental team speaking with patients and other team members.
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
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.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Botulinum Toxin Therapies for Orofacial Pain and Dental Esthetics [Course Number: 555] Patricia A. Frese, RDH, MEd
ce-credits-1
The Botulinum Toxin Therapies for Orofacial Pain and Dental Esthetics course will define BTX, give a brief history, discuss general and dental uses, explore the mechanism of action, list side effects, consider administration guidelines, suggest patient management techniques and provide additional resources.