A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Sharpening Periodontal Instruments [Course Number: 526] Leena Palomo, DDS, MSD
ce-credits-1
This is meant to be a self-directed course for any professional who uses or is part of a team that uses periodontal debridement instruments. It presents the purpose and importance of sharpening instruments specific to settings where periodontal scalers and curettes are used extensively and, how to recognize when the working edge becomes dull and less effective.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Endocrine and Metabolic Agents in the Top 200: Clinical Implications [Course Number: 509] Elisabeth A. Banasik, DDS; Fady F. Faddoul, DDS, MSD
ce-credits-3
The main goal of this course is to introduce evidence-based information related to procedure-specific and patient-specific variables that may precipitate a major perioperative medical event in patients with endocrine and/or metabolic disorders. Special emphasis is placed on the pharmacology of endocrine and/or metabolic agents, i.e., their mechanisms of action, indications for use, and potential adverse drug effects.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Introduction to Standard and Transmission-based Precautions [Course Number: 535] Fady F. Faddoul, DDS, MSD; Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
ce-credits-2
This course introduces participants to evidence-based information related to (1) the “chain of infection,” (2) Standard and Transmission-base Precautions, (3) factors that affect the quality of an effective infection prevention program, and (4) infection prevention education and training.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Ethics in Dentistry: Part II - Codes of Ethics [Course Number: 528] Phyllis Beemsterboer, RDH, MS, EdD, FACD
ce-credits-2
This course will explore a code of ethics as one of the essential characteristics of a true professional. Dentistry is granted privileges when providing care to the public and in return the profession should adhere to high ethical standards of conduct. This course is a guideline for the attainment of goals and aspirations of the profession as a tool for self-regulation.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
New and Evolving Concepts in Orthodontics [Course Number: 524] Melissa Alfonso, DMD, MS; Calogero Dolce, DDS, PhD
ce-credits-1
The field of orthodontics has changed markedly in recent years. This course reviews some of the many advances in orthodontics and their impact on patient care. Some of these advances include the use of clear aligner therapy, use of technology, accelerating orthodontic tooth movement, and use of skeletal anchorage.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
No Sugar Coating It! The Link between Periodontal Disease and Diabetes Mellitus [Course Number: 520] Maria L. Geisinger, DDS, MS; Matthew Rasmussen, DMD
ce-credits-1
This course seeks to improve the dental care provider’s understanding of the interaction between periodontal disease and diabetes mellitus as well as aid in the clinical decision making to care for patients with diabetes mellitus and periodontal disease.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Managing Dental Erosion: Current Understanding and Future Directions [Course Number: 517] Donald J. White, PhD; Warden H. Noble, DDS, MS, MSEd; Nicola West, BDS, FDSRCS, PhD FDS (Rest Dent)
ce-credits-2
The purpose of this course is to provide information on the dental erosion process, highlight key similarities and differences between dental erosion and caries, provide effective strategies to help educate patients who are at risk for developing dental erosion, and manage patients who are already experiencing the condition to minimize its effects.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Salivary Diagnostics in Oral Diseases [Course Number: 521] Balwant Rai, BDS, MS
ce-credits-1
Salivary biomarkers are useful in the early detection (diagnosis) and monitoring of oral diseases. The aim of this continuing education course is to offer information on the availability of salivary diagnostics relevant to the practice of dentistry.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Restorative Dental Patient Education [Course Number: 497] Christine Nathe, RDH, MS
ce-credits-1
This course will provide information to dental assistants and dental hygienists regarding dental materials, classification and treatment modalities. Additionally, health education principles will be presented with an emphasis on skills for providing motivation during patient education. This information should enhance the education provided to patients regarding dental materials and the care and maintenance of restorations.
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.
Introduction
Fundamentals of Dentifrice: Oral Health Benefits in a Tube[Course Number : 410]Paula M. Koenigs, PhD; Robert V. Faller, BS
ce-credits-3
The course will focus on the most common dentifrice ingredients and the oral health benefits they provide.  Upon completion of the course, participants will understand not only the fundamentals of dentifrice ingredients, but also key regulatory aspects of the dentifrice market and the role of professional societies in credentialing consumer dentifrices.
Introduction
Creating a Blueprint to Achieve Total Professional Success[Course Number : 447]Steven Schwartz, DDS
ce-credits-2
Whether starting a career or in practice for 20 years, it is important individuals create a process or "blueprint" that clarifies goals and provides a method to achieve them.
Introduction
Pharmacology of Analgesics: Clinical Considerations[Course Number : 442]Anita Aminoshariae, DMD, MS; Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
ce-credits-3
Participants in this course will be introduced to evidence-based information related to the basic mechanisms of pain, the pharmacology of analgesics, and the rationale for the selection of a disease-modifying analgesic regimen for the treatment of acute odontogenic pain.
Introduction
HIV: Infection Control/Exposure Control Issues for Oral Healthcare Personnel[Course Number : 97]Michaell A. Huber, DDS; Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
ce-credits-2
This course presents the background essential to understand the transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in healthcare settings and provides evidence based information related to post-exposure prophylaxis and follow-up.
Introduction
Environmental Infection Prevention and Control[Course Number : 363]Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA; Michaell A. Huber, DDS
ce-credits-2
This continuing education course presents essential elements of environmental infection prevention and control in oral healthcare settings with emphasis on meeting basic expectations for safe care.
Introduction
Sports-Related Dental Injuries and Sports Dentistry[Course Number : 127]Connie M. Kracher, PhD, MSD; Rick Knowlton, DMD, MAGD
ce-credits-2
Whether for exercise, competition or the simple enjoyment of recreational activity, increasing numbers of health conscious Americans are involved in sporting activities. Over the past decade, 46 million U.S. children were involved in sports. It’s estimated that 30 million of these children are participating in organized sports. Sports injury accounts for 10-39% of all dental injuries. Children most prone to sports-related oral injury are between 7-11 years old.
Introduction
An Update on Demineralization/Remineralization[Course Number : 73]Mark E. Jensen, MS, DDS, PhD; Robert  V. Faller, BS
ce-credits-3
This course is 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.
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
Treating Patients with Autism in a Dental Setting[Course Number : 402]Josalyn Sewell, RDH
ce-credits-3
Autism affects 1 in 68 US children.  It is more common than pediatric AIDS, diabetes, and cancer combined.  Individuals with autism have difficulties with communication, social interaction and sensory processing.  These characteristics pose very unique challenges in a dental setting.  This course will give all team members a better understanding of the disorder and prepare professionals for the rewarding experience of helping patients with autism.
Introduction
Periodontal Screening and Recording: Early Detection of Periodontal Diseases[Course Number : 53]Tanya Villalpando Mitchell, RDH, MS
ce-credits-1
Periodontal Screening and Recording (PSR) is a rapid method of screening patients to decide if a more comprehensive assessment is necessary. After taking this course, the participant will understand the benefits of the PSR system, identify who should be screened for periodontal problems, discuss the PSR system scoring and understand how it works, recommend treatment based upon the code interpretations, and discuss the PSR system with patients.
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
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
ce-credits-3
This course will describe how to develop infection control/exposure control strategies appropriate for the oral healthcare setting.
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
An Update on Demineralization/Remineralization [Course Number: 73] Mark E. Jensen, MS, DDS, PhD; Robert  V. Faller, BS
ce-credits-3
This course is 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.
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
Managing Dental Erosion: Current Understanding and Future Directions [Course Number: 517] Donald J. White, PhD; Warden H. Noble, DDS, MS, MSEd; Nicola West, BDS, FDSRCS, PhD FDS (Rest Dent)
ce-credits-2
The purpose of this course is to provide information on the dental erosion process, highlight key similarities and differences between dental erosion and caries, provide effective strategies to help educate patients who are at risk for developing dental erosion, and manage patients who are already experiencing the condition to minimize its effects.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Introduction to Standard and Transmission-based Precautions [Course Number: 535] Fady F. Faddoul, DDS, MSD; Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
ce-credits-2
This course introduces participants to evidence-based information related to (1) the “chain of infection,” (2) Standard and Transmission-base Precautions, (3) factors that affect the quality of an effective infection prevention program, and (4) infection prevention education and training.
Introduction
ce-credits-3
Part one of this two-part series on Women, Aging and Oral Health appears in the dentalcare.com CE library and introduced the global prevalence and risk factors of three common health conditions among aging women: cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoporosis.  The aim of this course is to provide dental professionals with prevention and treatment approaches, information on connections to oral health and specific treatment plans for each condition.
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).