A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Management of Patients with Chronic Diseases [Course Number: 567] Melanie Simmer-Beck, RDH, PhD
ce-credits-2
This course will provide an overview of the ten common chronic diseases and present ways for dental professionals to manage the provision of oral health care to meet each patient’s unique needs.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Basic Radiation Physics [Course Number: 570] Hassem Geha, DDS, MDS
ce-credits-2
The purpose of this course is to present basic concepts of radiation, energy conversion and the generation of x-rays, essential components of an x-ray unit, characteristics of the x-ray beam, and image formation.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
The Dental Professional’s Role in the Opioid Crisis [Course Number: 560] Maria L. Geisinger, DDS, MS; Luis Gerado Suarez Guzman, DMD
ce-credits-2
This course seeks to improve understanding of the role dental healthcare providers can play in the prevention of opioid abuse, provides them with tools to critically assess the individualized needs of their patients who may suffer from substance abuse, and resources to allow referral of those patients to resources to help treat their addictions.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
The Truth about Hidden Sugars: A Risk for Health [Course Number: 558] Diane Vernetti-Callahan, RDH, MS Ed
ce-credits-1
This course explores the relationship between hidden sugars in foods and how it correlates with overall health risk; diabetes, cardiovascular, dental disease, and obesity.
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
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
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.
Introduction
Periodontal Management of the Diabetic Patient [Course Number : 331] Spencer L. Fried, DDS, MS
ce-credits-3
This continuing education course provides information to assist clinicians in understanding the diabetes mellitus disease state and how it affects the course and treatment of periodontal diseases.  The course reviews the manifestations and epidemiology of diabetes mellitus, its control and measures.
Introduction
Developing a Career in Dental Public Health [Course Number : 478] Bonnie G. Branson, RDH, PhD
ce-credits-0
As the career of dental hygiene evolves, new pathways for alternative settings emerge.  Many of these pathways involve the field of dental public health.  A career in dental public health can be immensely satisfying and rewarding.  This course will direct the learner to carefully consider what type of alternative setting is preferred and to determine if he/she has the correct skills necessary for this type of career. Note: This course is for informational purposes only and does not offer CE credit.
Introduction
ce-credits-4
Lasers have been used in dentistry for over 30 years. Recent developments in technology and differing wavelengths are creating a host of innovative treatments using various dental lasers. The modern practitioner needs to be familiarized with these devices and understand the possibilities and limitations of each device.
Introduction
Forensic Dentistry [Course Number : 401] Marsha A. Voelker, CDA, RDH, MS
ce-credits-2
This continuing education course will provide an overview of forensic dentistry history, various identification methods utilized and how dental professionals can become involved.
Introduction
Oral Health and General Health – What are the Connections? [Course Number : 477] Stephen A. Hancocks, MA, BDS, LDS, DDPH, MCCD, FFGDP, RCS 
ce-credits-1
This course provides a review of the evidence for the connections and possible/proven links between oral health/conditions and general health/conditions.
Introduction
Local Anesthesia in Pediatric Dentistry [Course Number : 325] Steven Schwartz, DDS
ce-credits-2
This course will teach the clinician how to administer an effective, safe and atraumatic local anesthesia injection to a child (or adult).  Rather than avoiding local administration for fear of traumatizing the pediatric patient, the clinician should strive to learn and use the latest modalities of local pain control to create a pleasant and comfortable dental experience for the child.
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.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
The Truth about Hidden Sugars: A Risk for Health [Course Number: 558] Diane Vernetti-Callahan, RDH, MS Ed
ce-credits-1
This course explores the relationship between hidden sugars in foods and how it correlates with overall health risk; diabetes, cardiovascular, dental disease, and obesity.
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
The Dental Professional’s Role in the Opioid Crisis [Course Number: 560] Maria L. Geisinger, DDS, MS; Luis Gerado Suarez Guzman, DMD
ce-credits-2
This course seeks to improve understanding of the role dental healthcare providers can play in the prevention of opioid abuse, provides them with tools to critically assess the individualized needs of their patients who may suffer from substance abuse, and resources to allow referral of those patients to resources to help treat their addictions.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Basic Radiation Physics [Course Number: 570] Hassem Geha, DDS, MDS
ce-credits-2
The purpose of this course is to present basic concepts of radiation, energy conversion and the generation of x-rays, essential components of an x-ray unit, characteristics of the x-ray beam, and image formation.
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.
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 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
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.
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.