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ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

End of Year Tech Decisions: Section 179 Tax Benefit and Applications of CBCT

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

Educational Objectives

After completing this course, participants will be able to: 
  • Comprehend Section 179 and the financial benefits of new technology
  • Recognize the limitations of 2D imaging in treatment planning illustrated with a case presentation
  • Evaluate the 3D imaging data and pertinent anatomical structures

Abstract

In dentistry, superior diagnostics create more efficient methodologies resulting in better decision making and, ultimately, a higher quality of care and long term success.These diagnostics can actually lower costs to the patient by creating far more customized approaches to their dental care and create ideal treatment plans for Longterm success. This course will take the attendees into modern day diagnostics and demonstrate why the general dentist must be in control in how they integrate treatments with their specialists.

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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Dental Radiology: 2D and 3D Consideration in Endodontics

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Date: 2021-11-04 08:00:00

Location: Online Webinar

Contact Hours: 1 Live CE

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An essential component of the diagnostic puzzle in endodontics is radiology. 2D radiographs have been helpful to aid in diagnosis and planning. However, teeth, like the human body, are 3 dimensional and limitations with 2D radiology exist. Ultimately, the use of 3D imaging/CBCT in endodontics is about avoiding surprises, assessing prognosis, and having the information to treatment plan most effectively. Studies have shown that endodontists change their treatment plan approximately 60% of the time when using 3D imaging vs. 2D imaging.

Some examples of CBCT’s use in endodontics are identifying significant splits/branches on canals that don’t show on 2D; assessing the number, shape, and location of canals (commonly lower anteriors, premolars, and molars); locating and planning access to calcified/missed canals, angled/rotated teeth, crowned teeth or difficult anatomy; and more accurately measuring for location to a canal (depth, distance from other canals or structures, etc.). Additionally, CBCT can help to minimize incomplete endos (CDT D3332) - entering and finding a crack/perforation. 3D imaging also provides another diagnostic modality for more challenging patients (gaggers, special needs, etc.) and is a vehicle that can provide better patient communication-reviewing the scan with the asymptomatic patient.

Learning Objectives
After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Describe how CBCT is a useful adjunct in addition to 2D radiology
  • Practice conveying the importance of CBCT to patients
  • Identify how to review and analyze limited field of view 3D scans for endodontic applications
  • Recognize how CBCT can help in the assessment of endodontic case complexity
 
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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

ADA Credits: 3 | AGD Credits: 3 | Cost: $29.00

Contemporary Dental Radiography: Review of Safety, Imaging Success, & Common Technique Errors

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the dental practitioner should be able to:
1. define radiation and relate its potentially harmful effects to safety protocols
2. write office radiation policies that reduce clinician and patient exposure
3. implement techniques that produce high-quality diagnostic images
4. identify common imaging errors and understand appropriate corrective measures
5. distinguish between 2D and 3D imaging and understand their dental applications. 

Abstract

Dental radiology requires that clinicians have an in-depth understanding and respect for the laws of ionizing  radiation as well as an earnest drive to protect themselves  and patients from possible harmful effects. This course will  present current research-based radiation safety protocols  as outlined by leading national organizations in the United  States. In addition to capturing radiographs safely, dental  professionals also need to produce high-quality, diagnostic  images. This course will cover imaging principles that  produce diagnostically sound radiographs, review capturing  techniques, and identify common radiographic errors and corrective actions.

ADA Credits: 3 | AGD Credits: 3 | Cost: $29.00

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

Part 3: Implants: When Things Get Complicated

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

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Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
• List potential causes of implant failure and how to manage them
• Recognize how to deal with Compromised Sites, Failed Osseointegration and surprises
• Describe the integral use of CBCT & radiographs to recognize signs of failures
• Instill confidence in your abilities to successfully place implants even when you have failures
 

Abstract

In the first part of this three part series, Greg Gillespie covered the basics of implants, and then advanced the conversation with more advanced cases and issues. With a steadfast focus on decision making and planning, there are still no silver bullets in dentistry. Nothing is foolproof. In this installment, we will look at when things get complicated, how to avoid those complications and what to do when it is truly unavoidable.

Want more fromGreg Gillespie? Click Here to Watch Part 2: Advanced Implant Planning: Advancing the Conversation 

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

Advanced Implant Planning: Advancing the Conversation: Part 2

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

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Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Identify proper timing of immediate implant placement
• Describe proper planning of multiple implants 
• Gain clarity on how to plan anterior implants in the esthetic zone
 

Abstract

Implants can get tricky quickly.  In this podcast style webinar, Drs. Brad and Greg Gillespie will explore how to properly treatment plan for anything that comes your way with clinical case examples. Get insight into challenges that arise with multiple implant cases; more than one implant in an edentulous space, immediate implants in all areas of the mouth; and difficulties encountered with anterior implants in the esthetic zone. Gaining clarity in all of these cases will allow you to feel more confident in your planning the next time you encounter a difficult case.

Click Here to Watch Part 1: The Basics of Implants, Nothing is Basic! 
 

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

The New Age of Scanning: It's More Than Just an Impression

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

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Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Properly integrate scanning technology into their everyday clinical practice.
• Use new scanning capabilities in the diagnostic examination.
• Benefit from the multiple platforms that exist with intraoral scanners.
 

Abstract

The fast-paced digital world has taken a hold of dentistry. Our profession is beyond the ‘want’ phase and has entered the ‘need’ phase when it comes to incorporating digital technology into clinical practice. Scanners are one of many pieces of technology that have steadily increased their capabilities over the past several years. In this webinar, we will look at many of the new advancements in scanning technology that can improve your efficiency and productivity. 
 

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

The Basics of Implants:  Nothing is Basic

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

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Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Improve patient communication regarding implants.
• Identify implant options in your practice. 
• Determine implant versus other treatment modalities.
• Understand the value of CBCT in implant planning.

Abstract

This podcast style of implant planning will cover the essentials for successful implant cases.  Drs. Brad and Greg Gillespie will share their experiences to ensure that you feel more confident the next time an implant needs to be discussed and planned with a patient.  The doctors will discuss the value of using 3D CBCT as both an implant planning and presentation tool to use patients.  This first webinar will be an introduction to more advanced cases in subsequent CE webinars. 

Watch Part 2 Here! Advanced Implant Planning: Advancing the Conversation
 

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

Digital Implantology with 3D Scanners

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

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Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Scan for implant crowns and analog models 
• Use a 3D Printer to make models and temporaries
• Scan Bodies and Ti Bases
• Print digital hybrid temporaries
• Use digital labs, mills, and milling centers to make their final implant restorations

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In this one-hour lecture, Dr. de Oliveira will discuss how he incorporated intraoral scanning, milling and 3D printing in his dental office to place and restore implants. Dr. de Oliveira will cover everything you need to get started using this incredible, impression-free technology. Dr. de Oliveira will discuss scanner ROI, the basics of intraoral scanning, and what you can make with the 3D scan. This includes 3D-printed analog models, temporaries and how to get the final restoration, either milled in-house or sent to the lab. 

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

Optimizing Your CBCT: Overcoming Common Barriers

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

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Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Realize when to take a CBCT
• Identify approaches for handling patient rejections
• Describe a blueprint for taking a great scan
• Have resources for learning basic navigation functions of your software (DICOM viewers)
• Gain strategy for evaluating what CBCTs reveal

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In this course, we will discuss the barriers offices often encounter when transitioning from 2D imaging to 3D imaging and explore ways to overcome them. We will discuss when to take a CBCT, getting your patients to accept the scan, and factors that contribute to taking a great scan. To complement this, we will discuss tips for learning how to navigate the software and strategies to help understand what you are revealing in images that expose the third dimension. 

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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CASE PRESENTATION: Virtual Implant Planning Using CBCT

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Date: 01-18-2021 10:45:25 am

  A 62-year-old male patient with poor oral hygiene habits presented with pain in all 4 molars. Additionally, he was dissatisfied with his chipped, discolored front teeth and “gap tooth smile” (Figure 1). His pain prevented him from eating the foods he liked and getting out and being social, and he feared that dentures were his only option. The patient also had severe anxiety about dental visits. A perio exam revealed a Type II classification, and all molars were found to be nonrestorable due to deep decay and multiple areas of abscess.
 

Treatment Plan

 

After discussing all options, a phased treatment plan was developed to allow the patient to budget:

  1. Removal of pain and infection through perio therapy, extracting hopeless teeth, and bone grafting of extraction sites
  2. Decay removal
  3. Cosmetic treatment to include wax-up of anterior teeth, whitening, and placement of anterior crowns
  4. Replacement of missing teeth using CBCT, virtual surgery, surgical guides, and implants

  Due to his treatment anxiety, the patient expressed interest in trying sedation for his initial treatment and was prepped following the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation protocols. Periodontal therapy was completed using the NV Microlaser (DenMat), and molar teeth were extracted atraumatically using Physics Forceps (GoldenDent) (Figure 2). Socket preservation was completed using freeze-dried bone product (OsteoLife Biomedical). After this initial treatment, the patient said he felt as though he slept through the entire appointment was ready to continue treatment to replace his missing teeth and increase the esthetics of his smile.

  Six months later, a diagnostic wax-up was completed for his 4 front teeth (Glidewell Laboratories) (Figure 3), providing a blueprint to help simplify crown placement. The front teeth were prepped for BruxZir Anterior crowns (Glidewell Laboratories) using an ELECTROtorque handpiece (KaVo Kerr), and 2 weeks later, the crowns were cemented using RelyX luting cement (3M). The patient wanted his post-treatment smile to be whiter, so in-office whitening was also performed with Zoom QuickPro (Philips).
 


Image-Guided Implant Surgery


  A cone beam image was taken with the OP 3D Pro (KaVo Kerr) (Figure 4). Cone beam images—in addition to allowing me to actually see what I need to effectively and confidently come up with a plan and offer more predictable, safer, and efficient treatment—play a key role in implant surgery. Here, the high-quality cone beam image was used in the fabrication of surgical guides (Anatomage Labs) using Invivo software (Figures 5a and 5b), and I was able to virtually plan for implant placement. Virtual surgery allows me to perform prosthetically driven dentistry and increases patient safety by identifying and avoiding vital structures. Implants (OCO Biomedical) were placed using the surgical guides in the location of teeth Nos. 3, 14, 19, and 30 (Figure 6a and 6b).

  At his postoperative appointment, the patient reported only very minimal discomfort from his implant surgery. He was delighted with his temporary crowns, and he was even more thrilled when he saw the final crowns (Figure 7). The patient has his self-confidence back and advised that he is ready to get out there again and start dating.

Disclosure: The opinions expressed and procedures described are those of Dr. Ghaboussi. KaVo Kerr is a medical device manufacturer and does not dispense medical advice. Clinicians should use their own judgment in treating their patients.





GO-TO PRODUCT USED IN THIS CASE


OP 3RD PRO


  The ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPH OP 3D Pro, formerly the OP300, is a comprehensive 3-in-1 platform indicated to treat the entire maxillofacial region. Using the latest in 2D and 3D technologies, it offers a versatile selection of volumes and resolutions, intuitive patient positioning, and automatic dose control technology. A large, easy-to-use 10-inch user interface ensures easy capturing of high-quality images. The unit is designed as an expandable and upgradeable platform with a cephalometric option available.

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