CE538 intro
Pharmacology of Antifungal and Antiviral Agents [Course Number: 538] David Leonard Ojeda Diaz, DDS; Michaell A. Huber, DDS
ce-credits-2
The objectives of the course are to discuss antifungal and antiviral pharmacology and to provide evidence-based information for the use of antifungal agents for the treatment of oropharyngeal candidiasis and antiviral agents for the treatment of orolabial herpetic infections.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Forensic Odontology - Part II [Course Number: 504] Franklin D. Wright, DMD, D-ABFO
ce-credits-1
Warning: This course contains content that some may find disturbing.This course will discuss bitemark evidence, human abuse issues seen in the dental practice environment and dental age assessment. Course participants can expect to learn the basic concepts of the overall practice of forensic odontology.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Overview of Power Toothbrush Technology [Course Number: 543] Jack Amburgey, MS, PhD
ce-credits-3
The information found in this course will arm the dental professional with the information and resources required to make informed power toothbrush recommendations that benefit patients and boost brushing compliance.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Forensic Odontology - Part I [Course Number: 503] Franklin D. Wright, DMD, D-ABFO
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Warning: This course contains content that some may find disturbing.This course will discuss dental identification, disaster victim dental identification and the dental-legal issues associated with personal injury cases and standard of care cases, sometimes referred to as dental malpractice, including the importance of the dental record. Course participants can expect to learn the basic concepts of the overall practice of forensic odontology.
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
ce-credits-3
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
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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
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.
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.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Dental Records: Best Practices for Information Management and Retention [Course Number: 532] Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA
ce-credits-2
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
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.
Introduction
Marijuana Use and Oral Health[Course Number : 460]Sarita Arteaga, DMD, MAGD
ce-credits-1
The purpose of this course is for the dental professional to review legalization of marijuana and gain understanding on marijuana use and the impact on oral health.
Introduction
Caries Process and Prevention Strategies: Prevention[Course Number : 375]Marjolijn Hovius, RDH
ce-credits-1
This is part 8 of a 10-part series entitled Caries Process and Prevention Strategies. This course introduces the dental professional to the concept of oral health promotion and education as a means of preventing caries. The topics discussed include understanding patient behavior, the barriers to change a patient may experience, why it is important for a dental professional to provide continuous support even when a patient is slow to change, and helping a patient to set goals that promote caries-reducing habits.
Introduction
Caries Process and Prevention Strategies: Intervention[Course Number : 376]Marjolijn Hovius, RDH
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This is part 9 of a 10-part series entitled Caries Process and Prevention Strategies.  This course introduces the dental professional to the important role of fluoride in the prevention and control of dental caries.  Systemic and topical forms of fluoride delivery are discussed as options for the majority of patients, and professional forms of fluoride delivery are discussed as sometimes-necessary measures for high-risk patients with severe caries.
Introduction
Caries Process and Prevention Strategies: Risk Assessment[Course Number : 377]Marjolijn Hovius, RDH
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This is part 10 of a 10-part series entitled Caries Process and Prevention Strategies.  This course introduces the dental professional to risk terminology, and methods for identifying caries-causing factors and assessing a patient's risk for developing dental caries.  It also outlines a risk protocol that can be used with patients.
Intro
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This course provides information to assist clinicians in promoting the goals of oral health by first understanding periodontal health, recognizing disease states and providing choices in treatment strategies. This course reviews basic periodontal anatomy (to include connective tissue, bone, periodontal ligament and cementum) and physiology, periodontal disease classification, as well as the challenges, manifestations and implications of attachment loss. Evaluation of periodontal therapeutic strategies is best accomplished through a review of the scientific evidence on the topic. The objective of the therapeutic strategies reviewed is to improve the health and function of all periodontal attachment structures rather than only bone in isolation.
Introduction
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This course is the first of a three-part series and describes and discusses four‑handed dentistry and its integration in the modern dental office.
Introduction
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This course is the second of a three‑part series and reviews the selection of dental equipment for use in an ergonomic, four‑handed dental practice.
Introduction
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This course is the third of a three-part series and reviews the transfer of dental instruments for use in an ergonomic, four‑handed dental practice.
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
ce-credits-2
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
ce-credits-3
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.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Overview of Power Toothbrush Technology [Course Number: 543] Jack Amburgey, MS, PhD
ce-credits-3
The information found in this course will arm the dental professional with the information and resources required to make informed power toothbrush recommendations that benefit patients and boost brushing compliance.
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
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
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.
A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Forensic Odontology - Part I [Course Number: 503] Franklin D. Wright, DMD, D-ABFO
ce-credits-1
Warning: This course contains content that some may find disturbing.This course will discuss dental identification, disaster victim dental identification and the dental-legal issues associated with personal injury cases and standard of care cases, sometimes referred to as dental malpractice, including the importance of the dental record. Course participants can expect to learn the basic concepts of the overall practice of forensic odontology.
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.
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
ce-credits-3
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.
Introduction
Adjunctive and Prophylactic Use of Antibacterial Agents in Dentistry [Course Number: 475] Leena Palomo, DDS, MSD; Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
ce-credits-3
Participants in this course will be introduced to evidence-based information related to the microbiology of odontogenic infections, the pharmacology of systemic antibacterial agents, and the rationale for the selection of an antibacterial agent for the treatment of odontogenic infections and for prophylactic therapy.