A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
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According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (AAOMS) and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), 69% of adults 35 to 44 years of age have lost at least one permanent tooth due to dental caries, periodontitis, accidents, or failed endodontic therapy. The AAID states that more than 35 million Americans are partially edentulous or edentulous. By age 74, 26% of adults in the United States are edentulous. In recent years, the demand for dental implants has risen greatly, with a reported success rate at approximately 95-98%.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Adverse Drug Reactions - Part II [Course Number: 537] Kristin A. Williams, DDS, MPH; M. Louay Taifour, BDS, DMD
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The global objectives of the course are to provide a clinical frame of reference for adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and to raise the level of awareness of oral healthcare providers of the spectrum of potential ADRs affecting oral and various other tissues and organ systems.
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
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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
Dental Records: Best Practices for Information Management and Retention [Course Number: 532] Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA
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Dental records are a significant component of completing the patient’s standard of care. Dental records have evolved significantly due to federal laws and technological advancements. The record has transformed to an electronic record that must be effectively maintained, properly retained and ultimately protected on the behalf of the patient.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Adverse Drug Reactions - Part I [Course Number: 536] Kristin A. Williams, DDS, MPH; M. Louay Taifour, BDS, DMD
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The global objectives of the course are to present the mechanisms of ADRs characterized by (1) “on-target”, (2) “off-target”, and (3) cytotoxic reactions; provide a clinical frame of reference for ADRs; and to raise the level of awareness of oral healthcare providers of the spectrum of potential ADRs affecting oral tissues and various organ systems.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Sharpening Periodontal Instruments [Course Number: 526] Leena Palomo, DDS, MSD
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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
Introduction to Standard and Transmission-based Precautions [Course Number: 535] Fady F. Faddoul, DDS, MSD; Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
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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
Endocrine and Metabolic Agents in the Top 200: Clinical Implications [Course Number: 509] Elisabeth A. Banasik, DDS; Fady F. Faddoul, DDS, MSD
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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
Ethics in Dentistry: Part II - Codes of Ethics [Course Number: 528] Phyllis Beemsterboer, RDH, MS, EdD, FACD
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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
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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.
Introduction
Prosthesis Retention and Effective Use of Denture Adhesive in Complete Denture Therapy[Course Number : 360]David R. Cagna, DMD, MS; Joseph J. Massad, DDS
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This continuing education course will review epidemiologic data on the growing older adult population and its impact on the need for complete denture therapy today and in the future. The challenges faced by the profession with respect to managing edentulism in this older adult population will also be considered. Finally, the therapeutic utility of denture adhesives, appropriate adhesive application to denture bases, and recommendations for denture and oral hygiene will be discussed and illustrated.
Introduction
Pharmacology of Local Anesthetics: Clinical Implications[Course Number : 449]M. Louay Taifour, BDS, DMD; Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
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Participants in this course will be introduced to evidence-based information related to basic mechanisms of pain, the pharmacology of local anesthetic agents, and factors to consider in selecting the most effective and least toxic local anesthetic agent for perioperative pain management.
Introduction
Fundamentals of Dentifrice: Oral Health Benefits in a Tube[Course Number : 410]Paula M. Koenigs, PhD; Robert V. Faller, BS
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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
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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
Adverse Drug Reactions - Part I [Course Number: 536] Kristin A. Williams, DDS, MPH; M. Louay Taifour, BDS, DMD
ce-credits-3
The global objectives of the course are to present the mechanisms of ADRs characterized by (1) “on-target”, (2) “off-target”, and (3) cytotoxic reactions; provide a clinical frame of reference for ADRs; and to raise the level of awareness of oral healthcare providers of the spectrum of potential ADRs affecting oral tissues and various organ systems.
Introduction
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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
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
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
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices [Course Number: 94] James S. Wefel, PhD; Robert V. Faller, BS
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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
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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
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
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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).
Introduction
Hand Hygiene: Infection Control/Exposure Control Issues for Oral Healthcare Workers [Course Number: 353] Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA; Michaell A. Huber, DDS
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This course presents the background essential to understand the importance of hand hygiene in healthcare settings and provides evidence based information related to handwashing; hand antisepsis, i.e., antiseptic handwash and antiseptic handrub; and surgical hand antisepsis.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Dental Records: Best Practices for Information Management and Retention [Course Number: 532] Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA
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Dental records are a significant component of completing the patient’s standard of care. Dental records have evolved significantly due to federal laws and technological advancements. The record has transformed to an electronic record that must be effectively maintained, properly retained and ultimately protected on the behalf of the patient.