CE Lessons

Here you’ll find our catalog of continuing education courses with the newest courses listed first. The “Categories” menu (to the left) can help you quickly find courses by clinical category, or you can type a keyword into the search box below.

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CAMBRA: Putting the Paradigm Shift into Action

CE Contact Hours: 1
Dental caries affects almost everyone. If left untreated, it can impact an individual’s ability to eat, sleep, attend school and even work. Currently, most dental practices treat the symptoms rather than the cause of this bacterial infection. Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) seeks to alter the caries balance and change the course of the disease....

The Art and Science of Digital Dentistry

CE Contact Hours: 1
In a recent industry survey, dentists indicated that digital impression systems are going to gain the most market share of all new technologies in the next five years. They are rapidly becoming a mainstream technology in dental offices today. You will learn how the Lava™ Chairside Oral Scanner C.O.S. has revolutionized the impression taking procedure and how it is successfully integrated it ......

Successful Implant Impressions and Impression Materials

CE Contact Hours: 1
This program will present a comparison of impression materials and relate them to the specific needs of prosthodontics and implant therapy. Methods or making impressions will be discussed as will the properties of impression materials that best suit this clinical modality. Recommendations will be made as to which materials to use for implant procedures. ...

What is the Role of the Infection Control Co-ordinator

CE Contact Hours: 2
This course will define the role of the infection control coordinator, help the reader locate reliable resources for infection control and safety information, and provide helpful checklists....

What about MRSA's in Dentistry?

CE Contact Hours: 2
This course will help the dental professional understand how MRSA infections are transmitted and what can be done to reduce risks in the dental healthcare setting....

Safe Dental Care Starts with Sterilization and Disinfection

CE Contact Hours: 2
This course will focus on the proper techniques for sterilization and disinfection to provide safe dental care....

Infection Control (Required for CA. License Renewal)

CE Contact Hours: 2
This course is designed to familiarize the reader with the basic elements of an OSHA bloodborne pathogen program. OSHA requires employers to provide bloodborne pathogen training to employees at least annually. (Note: This course does not replace the employer's responsibility to provide site specific training on emergency plans)....

HIPAA Unraveled


Cost: $0.00
CE Contact Hours: 3
The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) originated in the early 1990s under the Bush Administration, as a group of healthcare industry leaders were called together to discuss how healthcare administration costs could be reduced. The conclusion was to increase the use of electronic data interchange (EDI) within the industry. Though signed into law on ......

Vital Tooth-Whitening - The Gold Experience

CE Contact Hours: 3
Never before in the history of dentistry has a dental procedure received the amount of mass media promotion as vital tooth whitening. Improved esthetic treatment options have given the dental professional the ability to provide esthetic choices while preserving sound tooth structure. Vital tooth whitening is one of the esthetic choices the dental professional can offer to patients. ......

Direct Composite Restorations: Understanding: Shade Selection and Layering Techniques


Cost: $0.00
CE Contact Hours: 3
In the world today, there is an ever-intensifying focus on physical appearance. Many people expect near perfection. Virtually everyone wants to look younger far longer than ever before. This trend puts pressure on today’s dental practice, but it also opens a world of opportunity. Today there are more and more products and proven processes to help dental professionals perfect the art of ......

The Digital Revolution, Images and X-rays


Cost: $0.00
CE Contact Hours: 3
In his best-selling book Business @ the Speed of Thought Bill Gates says that “business will change more in the next ten years than it has in the last fifty.” He bases this prediction in large part on what he calls “the digital nervous system”. What that refers to is the complete connection of all parts of a business through computer networks, then the connection of all ......

The Role of the Oral Brush Biopsy in Your Practice


Cost: $0.00
CE Contact Hours: 3
Oral cancer represents the most crucial and lifethreatening condition that dentists encounter. Although oral cancer typically affects patients over 40 and those that consume tobacco and/or alcohol, recent data reveals that oral cancer can strike patients of all ages and patients with no risk factors. Studies show that there is an alarming increasing trend in the incidence or oral cancer ......

Emergencies without Statements


Author(s): Dr. Patrick Broome

Cost: $0.00
CE Contact Hours: 3
The tradition of billing has created a perception among some dentists and their staff members that collecting past-due accounts is a normal and healthy endeavor. Some practices retain a full-time staff member for this one task. Uncollectable bills are invariably seen as a routine business cost....

New Concepts in Periodontics


Cost: $0.00
CE Contact Hours: 3
General dentists and hygienists are the first line of defense in the fight against periodontal disease. Studies suggest over half of the population suffer from periodontal disease. Over 70 percent of adults ages 35–45 suffer from periodontitis and over 90 percent of adults ages 55–65. Most patients do not go directly to the periodontist to seek help. Initially patients go to ......

Office Asepsis: Perception or Reality?


Cost: $0.00
CE Contact Hours: 3
With today’s heightened global awareness and concern about emerging risks of disease transmission and increasing numbers of people with health conditions that compromise their immune systems, it is understandable that patients and staff may feel vulnerable in a dental setting. As diseases such as hepatitis, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), and now Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome ......

Increasing Accuracy and Esthetics Through Digital Shade-matching


Cost: $0.00
CE Contact Hours: 3
Accuracy, esthetics, and delivering the best dentistry to patients are the essential elements dental professionals strive for each day. Quantifying color in the dental operatory is difficult because determination of the proper color and shade for a restoration are subjective values dependent on illumination, environment, and the receiver’s eye. The stakes are high when ......

Making Better Impressions ATroubleshooting Guide


Cost: $0.00
CE Contact Hours: 3
For Vinyl Polysiloxane Materials Sulfur in latex gloves or rubber dam inhibits the setting reaction of VPS, but does not affect polyether impression material....

Managing the "Unmanageable" Sulcus: Achieving the impossible with basic tissue management and Aquasil Ultra Smart Wetting impression material.


Cost: $0.00
CE Contact Hours: 3

Direct Resin Veneers Using Esthet X Micro Matrix Restorative


Cost: $0.00
CE Contact Hours: 3
Direct Resin Veneers were placed on teeth #7, 8, 9, 10. This case involved severe wear of incisal edges, darkend teeth, an anterior open bite, and uneven gingival contours. Periodontal plastic surgery and bleaching were performed prior to restoration with direct resin veneers. A night guard was necessary to ensure longevity of the restorations....

The Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Public Access Defibrillation (PAD)


Cost: $0.00
CE Contact Hours: 3
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in nonhospitalized persons (out-of-hospital cardiac arrest) is responsible for approximately 1000 deaths in the United States every day1 (Figure 1). Most of these deaths result from the sudden development of a chaotic, ineffectual beating of the heart called ventricular fibrillation (VF)2 (Figure 2). Even with prompt administration of basic life support ......

Creating Esthetic Direct Restorations Using 4 Seasons

CE Contact Hours: 3
Today’s modern dental restorations are not only measured in terms of longevity, but also in their ability to mimic the optical properties of natural teeth, virtually defying detection in the mouth....

Environmental Asepsis: Making Your Efforts Successful


Cost: $0.00
CE Contact Hours: 3
The new Centers for Disease Control Dental Infection Control Guidelines are recommendations. Professional standards and state and national regulations (such as OSHA and state board regulations) are based on these guidelines. The new 2003 recommendations break down clinical surfaces into housekeeping surfaces (floors, walls, sinks, and surfaces not generally touched during patient care) ......

Creating Beauty With Burs?

CE Contact Hours: 3
An often overlooked part of our daily dental armamentarium is our burs which, if chosen and used correctly, can make our work excavating decay and sculpting tooth structure more efficient with an improved end result. Many of us use just a few select burs that we may have learned to use in dental school, or have become accustomed to over years of practice. In this day of hard tissue ......

Advantages of Operative Laser Dentistry

CE Contact Hours: 3
Light-based procedures are becoming increasingly prevalent in almost all aspects of medicine. As the interaction of light with other materials is better understood and manufacturers are better able to control the production of specific light sources, doctors are becoming better able to exploit the inherent advantages of using light in their fields. Perhaps the best example of this is in ......

Clinical Considerations of Hybrid & Microhybrid Composites


Cost: $0.00
CE Contact Hours: 2
The use and application of modern composite resins for restorative and esthetic dentistry has evolved over a twenty-year period of clinical trials and research. Improvements in glass filler technology, resin color, and hardness now allows an expanded range of clinical uses for composite resins. Today’s composite materials afford the dental practitioner the convenience of good clinical ......