POPULAR CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES
 Misconceptions and Management Strategies (ce630) - Introduction
Sleep Bruxism: Myths, Misconceptions and Management Strategies [Course Number: 630] Warden H. Noble, DDS, MS, MSEd
ce-credits-1
This video course will discuss the mechanisms of acid erosion and tooth softening, sleep bruxism vs. awake bruxism, the factors triggering bruxism, the use of occlusal splint therapy and restorative management.
Choosing a Toothpaste: What’s the Big Deal? (ce565) - Introduction
Choosing a Toothpaste: What’s the Big Deal? [Course Number: 565] Shelly L. Campbell, RDH, MPH
ce-credits-2
This course will establish why all fluoride toothpastes are NOT the same and assist the learner in understanding what differentiates them and makes a particular toothpaste the best fit for an individual patient.
 Anterior Resin Infiltration: A Minimally Invasive Treatment Option for Enamel Caries and Cosmetic Defects (ce634) - Introduction
ce-credits-1
This video course will review the literature and a clinical protocol for resin infiltration to treat smooth surface enamel lesions.
Using an Evidence-based Approach to Making Patient Recommendations for Power Toothbrushes (ce648) - Introduction
Using an Evidence-based Approach to Making Patient Recommendations for Power Toothbrushes [Course Number: 648] Lesley McGovern Kupiec, RDH, MSDH; Jane L. Forrest, EdD, BSDH
ce-credits-3
This course will help dental professionals make the best product recommendations based on proven clinical effectiveness and gentleness, their own clinical experience, and patient preferences.
 Should Your Practice be Concerned? Why? (ce621) - Introduction
ce-credits-1
This video course will bring to light not only the need to evaluate your patients for disturbed sleep patterns but offer the basic information to add to your existing evaluation process for all patients of record.
Prevention and Non-Surgical Treatment of Caries (ce640) - Introduction
Prevention and Non-Surgical Treatment of Caries [Course Number: 640] Nathaniel Lawson, DMD, PhD
ce-credits-1
This video course presents a simple approach for treating caries based on the risk factors of our patients.
2018 AAP Classification of  Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases (ce620) - Introduction
ce-credits-1
This course will examine the concepts of staging and grading to classify each patient by complexity of case management, likelihood of less predictable response to therapy, and potential for periodontitis development.
Mental Health Care in Dentistry (ce645) - Introduction
ce-credits-1
The goal of this course is to help educate dental professionals in understanding the prevalence of untreated depression, trauma, and suicidality. This course will also provide dental professionals with resources, strategies, and information to help decrease the risk factors when faced with trauma, depression, and anxiety.
Silver Diamine Fluoride (ce633) - Introduction
A Non-Aerosol Caries Treatment Option: Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) [Course Number: 633] Jeanette MacLean, DDS, DABPD, FAPPD
ce-credits-1
This course will discuss the science and clinical use of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) for dentinal desensitization and caries arrest. A brief review of the literature and basic clinical application protocol will be reviewed.
How Mobile Technologies Can Change the Way We Interact with Our Patients (ce602) - Introduction
How Mobile Technologies Can Change the Way We Interact with Our Patients [Course Number: 602] Mario Rui Araujo, PhD Candidate, M. Psych, BSDH
ce-credits-1
Research has shown apps and text messages are effective tools for promoting behavioral changes needed to help treat oral diseases. Those strategies can be used as an important promoter of behavioral change and knowledge gained about oral health.
Tobacco 101: A Guide to Working with Nicotine Addicted Patients (ce534) - Introduction
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
Aging, Systemic Disease and Oral Health: Implications for Women Worldwide (Part I) [Course Number : 302] Pam Hughes, RDH, MS; Maria Goldie, RDH, MS
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.)
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
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.
Sterilization and Disinfection of Patient-care Items in Oral Healthcare Settings (ce474) - Introduction
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
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.
Caries Process and Prevention Strategies: Diagnosis (ce373) - Introduction
Caries Process and Prevention Strategies: Diagnosis [Course Number : 373] Amid I. Ismail, BDS, MPH, MBA, DrPH
ce-credits-1
This is part 6 of a 10-part series entitled Caries Process and Prevention Strategies. This course introduces the dental professional to the importance of caries diagnosis in prevention of the disease, as well as the intricate link between caries diagnosis and treatment. The two main methods of lesion diagnosis used today-the visual-tactile or visual methods and bitewing radiography-are discussed, including recent advancements that improve their sensitivity, as well as their limitations. Topics also include newer approaches to caries diagnosis and management, a brief discussion of why too-early caries lesion diagnosis can be counterproductive and the benefits of enlisting the help of pediatricians in diagnosing caries in children.
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
Powerful Therapeutic Spices in Medicine [Course Number : 549] Diane Vernetti-Callahan, RDH, MS Ed
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.
Choosing a Toothpaste: What’s the Big Deal? (ce565) - Introduction
Choosing a Toothpaste: What’s the Big Deal? [Course Number: 565] Shelly L. Campbell, RDH, MPH
ce-credits-2
This course will establish why all fluoride toothpastes are NOT the same and assist the learner in understanding what differentiates them and makes a particular toothpaste the best fit for an individual patient.
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.
Using an Evidence-based Approach to Making Patient Recommendations for Power Toothbrushes (ce648) - Introduction
Using an Evidence-based Approach to Making Patient Recommendations for Power Toothbrushes [Course Number: 648] Lesley McGovern Kupiec, RDH, MSDH; Jane L. Forrest, EdD, BSDH
ce-credits-3
This course will help dental professionals make the best product recommendations based on proven clinical effectiveness and gentleness, their own clinical experience, and patient preferences.
ce619 Aerosols in the Dental Office introduction
ce-credits-2
This course seeks to assess the risks posed by aerosols in the dental office and assess infection control measures that can be implemented during dental practice to block the person-to-person transmission routes through standard and transmission-based precautions.
Introduction
Current Concepts in Preventive Dentistry [Course Number: 334] Connie M. Kracher, PhD, MSD
ce-credits-5
This preventive dentistry course includes current, evidence-based content that dental clinicians will utilize during patient assessment. Preventive dentistry is a comprehensive approach where the entire dental team is calibrated, determining individualized care and education of each patient in the dental practice.
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
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.
Interim Dental Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for the COVID-19 Response (ce647) - Introduction
ce-credits-2
This course will describe interim infection control/exposure control strategies for dentistry during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Silver Diamine Fluoride (ce633) - Introduction
A Non-Aerosol Caries Treatment Option: Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) [Course Number: 633] Jeanette MacLean, DDS, DABPD, FAPPD
ce-credits-1
This course will discuss the science and clinical use of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) for dentinal desensitization and caries arrest. A brief review of the literature and basic clinical application protocol will be reviewed.
Introduction
ce-credits-3
This course will describe how to develop infection control/exposure control strategies appropriate for the oral healthcare setting.
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