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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Immediate Fixed Restoration of Implants in the Atrophic Edentulous Maxilla

CE Contact Hours: 1
In this peer-reviewed article, Joseph A. Toljanic, DDS, et al discuss the efficacy of immediate restoration of implants placed into an edentulous atrophic maxilla without bone augmentation. After reading this article, the individual will learn a clinical technique for implant placement and immediate fixed provisional restoration of the atrophic edentulous maxilla, and early outcomes for the ......

Immediate Complete Denture Impressions

CE Contact Hours: 1
In this peer reviewed article, Joseh J. Massad, DDS and David R. Cagna, DMD, MS, present a new, modern technique and materials for taking immediate complete denture impressions. After reading this article, the individual will learn historic techniques for taking impressions for immediate complete dentures, and a new technique for taking accurate impressions for immediate complete dentures....

Flapless Implant Surgery for Replacement of Posterior Teeth

CE Contact Hours: 1
J. Steven Cloyd, DDS, discusses flapless implant surgical procedures and presents a case report illustrating the importance of proper patient selection and meticulous surgical technique. This peer-reviewed article is available for 1 hour of CE credit....

Fiber Reinforcement for One-Visit Single-Tooth Replacement

CE Contact Hours: 1

Drug-Induced Black Hairy Tongue

CE Contact Hours: 1
In this peer-reviewed article, Davidson Lawoyin, DDS, and Ronald S. Brown, DDS, MS, present a case report involving diagnosis and management of black hairy tongue. After reading this article, the individual will learn the etiology, clinical presentation, and diagnosis of BHT, and a management protocol for treating BHT....

Diagnosis and Management Challenges of Sialolithiasis


Cost: $0.00
CE Contact Hours: 1
Aamir Sheikh, DDS, et al discuss the diagnosis and clinical management of sialolithiasis, including a case report demonstrating management challenges. After reading this article, the individual will learn the importance of relating the medical history, clinical exam, and radiographic assessment of a dental patient with sialolith, and the symptoms, predisposing factors, and differential ......

Developmental Mandibular Salivary Gland Defect

Categories TMJ, TMD, and MPD
Author(s): Sako Ohanesian, DDS

Cost: $0.00
CE Contact Hours: 1
In this peer-reviewed article, Sako Ohanesian, DDS, discusses the diagnostic process for developmental mandibular salivary gland defect. After reading this article, the individual will learn to differentiate a developmental salivary gland defect from traumatic bone cysts and other lesions, and to recognize the clinical and radiographic appearance of a developmental mandibular salivary gland ......

Dentistry’s Role in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea


Cost: $0.00
CE Contact Hours: 1
In this peer-reviewed article, Lawrence D. Singer, DMD reviews obstructive sleep apnea and the dentist’s role in diagnosis and treatment of this serious condition. After reading this article, the individual will learn dentistry’s role in diagnosing and treating obstructive sleep apnea, and the types of treatments for obstructive sleep apnea....

Conventional Management of Fractured Endodontic Instruments and Perforations

Categories Endodontics
Author(s): Mohammad H. Motamedi, DDS

Cost: $0.00
CE Contact Hours: 1
Mohammad Hosein Kalantar Motamedi, DDS, discusses conventional management considerations for fractured endodontic instruments and perforations, including nonsurgical and surgical treatment techniques. This article is available for 1 hour of CE credit....

Concepts to Consider During Surgery to Remove Impacted Third Molars

CE Contact Hours: 1
In this peer-reviewed article, Mohammad Hosein Kalantar Motamedi, DDS, discusses potential complications associated with third molar removal and how to prevent them. After reading this article, the individual will learn potential complications associated with third molar removal, and surgical techniques to help prevent complications associated with third molar removal....

Clinically Enhancing the Connection Between Endodontic and Restorative Treatment for Better Case Prognosis

CE Contact Hours: 1
James K. Bahcall, DMD, MS, and F. Kris Olsen, DDS, MS, describe how both endodontic and restorative phases of treatment are critical for success. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 1 hour of CE credit....

Bone Loss Associated With the Use of Tongue Piercing


Cost: $0.00
CE Contact Hours: 1
Camila Stadiniski Gonçalves, DDS, et al, reports a clinical case of tongue piercing that resulted in gingival recession and bone loss at the site of the mandibular central incisors. This article is available for 1 hour of CE credit....

Bite Force and Masticatory Efficiency in Implant-Retained Dentures

CE Contact Hours: 1
Daniela Nardi Mancuso, MS, DDS, et al assess treatment outcomes of implant-retained dentures versus conventional dentures in terms of masticatory efficiency, stability, and patient satisfaction. After reading this article, the individual will learn the factors affecting occlusion, masticatory efficiency, stability, and patient satisfaction in implant-retained dentures and conventional ......

Bisphosphonate-Associated Osteonecrosis

CE Contact Hours: 1
Michael Z. Marder, DDS, and Robert W. Marder, DMD, discuss the oral clinical presentation of bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis and present a possible treatment using a chlorine dioxide containing mouthwash. After reading this article, the individual will learn oral clinical presentation of bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis (BON), and a possible treatment of BON using a chlorine ......

Biofilm Formation and Caries Incidence With Removable Partial Dentures

CE Contact Hours: 1
Eduardo Passos Rocha, DDS, MS, PhD, et al review the technological development of the removable partial denture (RPD), the effect of RPDs on biofilm formation and caries index, and the use of chlorhexidine as a chemoprophylactic agent for patients with RPDs. This peer-reviewed article is available for 1 hour of CE credit....

Achieving an Aesthetic Anterior-Posterior Rotational Path Partial Denture: Case Report


Cost: $0.00
CE Contact Hours: 1
Edgar Grageda, DDS, MS, describes how a rotational path removable partial denture can provide a functional and aesthetic treatment option. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 1 hour of CE credit....

A Simplified Aesthetic Concept

CE Contact Hours: 1
Douglas A. Terry, DDS, and Karl F. Leinfelder, DDS, MS, review the clinical history of composite resin aesthetic techniques, and present a simplified stratification technique using a new composite material. After reading this article, the individual will learn that the historical progression of aesthetic techniques for composite resin restorations, and a simplified aesthetic stratification ......

Achieving Excellence Using an Advanced Biomaterial

CE Contact Hours: 2
Douglas A. Terry, DDS, et al, describe the clinical concepts and methodological approach to selecting a composite resin restorative material and preparing, restoring, and finishing the maxillary anterior dentition to attain precise, predictable, and pleasing aesthetic results. This article is available for 2 hours of CE credit....

Tooth Stabilization Improves Periodontal Prognosis: A Case Report


Cost: $0.00
CE Contact Hours: 2

Xerostomia: A Continuing Challenge for Oral Healthcare Professionals

CE Contact Hours: 2
Oral care delivered by healthcare professionals should be guided by best available scientific evidence. The purpose of this course is to provide information on Xerostomia, or dry mouth, a rapidly growing problem in the U.S. population and a xerogenic condition that has a variety of possible causes. Clinical guidelines for oral treatment and dental caries prevention in patients with chronic ......

Tuberculosis: Infection Control/Exposure Control Issues for Oral Healthcare Workers


Cost: $0.00
CE Contact Hours: 2
This course presents currently available knowledge essential for the implementation of an effective Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) related infection control plan with special emphasis on: (1) education and training related to the etiology and epidemiology of MTB infection and exposure prevention; (2) plans for the management of oral healthcare personnel potentially exposed to MTB and for the ......

Therapeutic Mouthrinsing: An Effective Component to Oral Hygiene


Author(s): Pam Hughes, RDH, MS

Cost: $0.00
CE Contact Hours: 1
Brushing and flossing remain the preferred method for plaque control. Unfortunately, many patients lack the motivation or ability to maintain low plaque levels, leading to periodontal disease, dental caries and other oral health conditions. Chemotherapeutic rinses provide a convenient, cost-effective way to enhance plaque control achieved with mechanical hygiene. This course reviews three ......

The Intraoral and Extraoral Exam

CE Contact Hours: 3
This course will introduce the protocol for a complete oral cancer screening with proper techniques for both the intraoral and extraoral exam; provide some patient education information, as well as information on some adjunct considerations that may be utilized in lesion detection and lastly, to suggest that all patients be told they are actually receiving a complete oral screening exam....

The Dental Assistant’s Role in Preventing Family Violence


Cost: $0.00
CE Contact Hours: 3
This course will provide information regarding the dental assistant's role in preventing child abuse and neglect. Through the understanding of what causes family violence and learning the definitions of child abuse and neglect, the dental assistant will also learn the protocol for properly identifying suspected cases of child abuse and neglect. This course will help the dental assistant ......

The Complete Denture Prosthesis: Clinical and Laboratory Applications - The Patient Analog, Part 2: Intermaxillary Relations Records

CE Contact Hours: 2
The third of a multi-part series, this course will describe: designing and fabricating baseplates and occlusion rims; determining the location and orientation of the occlusal plane and the occlusal vertical dimension; accurately recording centric relation; and transferring this record to an articulator....