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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

The Evolution of Dentistry - Keys to Successfully Improve Systems, Therapy Outcomes, and Team/Patient Relationships

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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:

  • Engage the support of your team with clear objectives and POA.
  • Integrate technology and optimized systems to pull your practice out of the routine of the schedule and maximize the opportunity of diagnosing therapy.
  • Better communications within the practice, optimize patient care, and enhance the bottom line.

Abstract

Day-to-day dentistry has its challenges. It has never been more apparent than what we are faced with today. COVID reentry, staffing issues, schedule challenges, insurance depravity, career burnout and confusion. Join us with for this success system filled webinar and learn how Leslie Ramsey, RDH, and Dr. Brantley recognized the need to pivot from the ‘schedule’ and empower the team at their practice. Leslie will share her tips on how to successfully bring new technologies to the practice and Dr. Brantley will define the key elements of successful integration for the team.

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

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Tooth Sensitivity Training

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Date: 2021-11-09 08:30:00

Location: Online Webinar

Contact Hours: 1 Self Study CE

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This one hour presentation will delve into techniques and procedures that can help clinicians reduce their post restorative sensitivity and increase tooth nerve survival. By handling pulpal tissues and deep lesions appropriately we can have happy teeth. We are in an era where patients are often not wanting root canals so learning how to prevent them can position you and your practice to help these patients. Materials, techniques and procedures will be presented that have proven to be successful in keeping teeth calm or preventing them from becoming sensitive. Vital pulp capping and safe handling of tissues close to the pulp along with creating predictable final restorations will be the focus of this presentation. Not every tooth that has a deep lesion or a pulp exposure requires a root canal so learn which ones can survive and how to tip the scales towards long term survival.

Learning Objectives
After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

» Diagnose pulpal health along with strategies for monitoring long term pulpal health

» Understand the steps involved in reducing pulpal tissue response

» Handle deep caries and direct and indirect pulpal exposures

» Maximize their bonds and prevent pulpal sensitivities

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Around the Blocks in 60 Minutes

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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:
  • Understand the anatomical complexities of the pterygomandibular triangle 
  • Review basic Halstead mandibular block landmarks and anatomy 
  • Analyze the reasons for failure of mandibular blocks 
  • Compare and contrast features of high block techniques
  • Consider benefits for both patient comfort and clinician confidence

Abstract

Local anesthesia is the dentist’s, dental hygienists and patient’s primary functional relationship for pain control in dentistry. This Webinar is presented in conjunction with Dental Learning™ and focuses solely on mandibular block local anesthesia techniques. As such it seeks answers to the often-asked question, “Why Do I Only Get a Bad Batch in the Mandible?” 

The neuroanatomy and histology of the pterygomandibular triangle will be reviewed to better understand the complexities of conventional inferior alveolar blocks (a.k.a. “standard” or “Halstead”). After a look at the “pros and cons” of conventional inferior alveolar blocks, we will discuss why short-needle blocks and the anatomically superior Akinosi (Closed Mouth) and Gow-Gates (High Ramal / Condylar Neck) high block techniques are so successful. 

What is within our control? What is not? What can we do about it? These are questions which we all struggle to answer in our day-to-day practices. A multi-tasking or “mix and match” hybrid approach will be examined to increase patient comfort. These advanced techniques alone or in combination can result in predictably higher success rates. 

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

Integration of Guided Biofilm Therapy into Existing Practice

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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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Abstract

Management of Preventative Dental care in the face of a Global Pandemic is a hot topic in the Dental Medical Professional Community. Depleted work forces and shifting priorities of both patients and staff make navigating the current landscape difficult. As isolated practitioners we wonder, are the methods we are currently using for preventative care as effective and efficient as they could be? Join us to learn about a different approach to preventative and periodontal care that focuses on: elimination of oral biofilm, holistic care, and patient education. Hear from a seasoned Periodontist and Dental Hygienist who have brought Guided Biofilm Therapy into their armamentarium. We will review the steps of Guided Biofilm Therapy, the advantages and disadvantages to assisted hygiene, and share how Guided Biofilm Therapy has changed how we approach practice today. 
 

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

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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

Maximizing Outcomes with 21st Century Technologies

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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 webinar, participants will be able to:
• Discover how Guided Biofilm Therapy improves patient and clinician outcomes
• Appraise how the Airflow® Prophylaxis Master capitalizes on the synergy of air, water and powder for gentle yet powerful biofilm removal
• Identify how to maximize outcomes for patients and clinicians with evidence-based innovations
 

Abstract

Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) positions clinicians to provide optimal preventive and therapeutic care to their patients, but now discover how to obliterate dysbiotic biofilm, faster and safer than ever before with innovative 21st century technologies. Less is more with innovative technologies that provide enhanced outcomes. Less effort on the part of the clinician for efficient and effective biofilm management. Less noise, reduced weight of handpiece, and less production of aerosol spray making it even safer and easier to use on every patient. Less (almost zero) discomfort for the patient utilizing Erythritol PLUS powder during GBT. Clinicians can maximize clinical outcomes, and maximize positive patient experiences incorporating technologies that have raised the bar on effective biofilm management supra and subgingivally, around delicate restorative materials, and around implants. Position your practice to be the topic of conversation following your patient’s experiences utilizing 21st century technologies. They will never want to return to antiquated methods, and neither will you!
 

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

Keeping it Clean: Hand Hygiene, Respiratory Etiquette, and Environmental Surface Disinfection, in the Era of a Global Pandemic

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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:
• Discuss the roles of hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, and cleaning and disinfection in dental facilities
• Describe indications for hand hygiene for dental team members and visitors before, during and after dental care
• Discuss cleaning and disinfection policies and protocols of common areas and clinical contact surfaces within the dental office

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As dental facilities have returned to work during the global pandemic, OSHA requires that employers protect workers from infection hazards within the workplace. Hygiene practices as a component of an entire infection control program will help mitigate germs that can cause infections during dental care and help ensure a safe dental visit for patients and all who enter the facility. This webinar will address hygiene policies and protocol including hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, and cleaning and disinfection as guiding principles to ensure a safe environment within the dental facility. 

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

Anesthetics for the Dental Hygienist- A Viewpoint

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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 the properties of an ideal anesthetic 
• Discuss the pharmacology of local anesthesia
• Review the duration of pain and medical history importance 
• Evaluate the benefits and identify contraindications for use of vasoconstrictors 
• Discuss local anesthesia advantages for the Dental Hygienist

Abstract

This course will focus on Local Anesthesia as a refresher and update regarding injectable and topical anesthetics. The course will provide a review of basic pharmacology, medical concerns with local anesthesia administration and discussion of drugs utilized. 

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

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

The New Normal: Returning to Practice with COVID 19

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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, the reader should be able to:
• Provide a summary of the epidemiology, transmission routes, and signs of the COVID-19 disease caused by SARS-CoV-2.
• Discuss workplace controls and infection control strategies to minimize the chance of occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2.
• Explain how to safely and effectively manage patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 in the dental setting.
 

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Abstract

COVID-19, the coronavirus disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has caused widespread concern in the dental community. When the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a public health emergency, many dental offices were forced to close in the wake of the worldwide spread of the disease. Since the onset of COVID-19, hundreds of research articles have been written about the disease, and every governmental organization and public health agency worldwide has issued statements on extensive measures to reduce disease transmission and control the outbreak. As stay-at-home orders are lifted and dental offices begin to reopen, finding both current and specific recommendations for returning to work can be overwhelming for dental healthcare providers. The aim of this article is to provide the most current, scientific information about the impact of COVID-19 on the practice of dentistry, including a brief overview of disease epidemiology, routes of transmission, and symptoms. In addition, specific return-to-work guidelines will be discussed with a focus on patient management, workplace controls, and infection control strategies.

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

Selecting and Obtaining Equipment Using Evidence-Based Research for Improved Clinical Outcomes

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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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The goal of this article is to provide dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants with information with regard to current trends and the available research in best practices to incorporate evidence-based care in their clinical decision-making when purchasing new dental equipment and armamentarium. The course will assist both employers and employees in weighing the benets of dental equipment choice, then establish a plan for employees to present their ndings to nancial decision-makers with the intent of acquiring the new piece of armamentarium. After reading this course, participants should be able to:

1. Describe evidence-based equipment choice through the use of systematic reviews
2. Acquire knowledge of reputable agencies and sources for product evaluations and opinions
3. Identify an applicable system for discussing return on investment and obtaining updated equipment for clinical practice.

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Abstract

Dr. G.V. Black's head would spin if as the father of modern dentistry he saw the innovations in dental equipment for today's general practice settings. New products emerge continuously; therefore, selecting and obtaining the latest equipment to improve clinical outcomes can be a challenge for clinicians practicing chairside. Sources of product evaluation are changing with the rise in digital communication and the decrease in trade show attendance. This course aims to sort the available research on these topics and provide solid selection criteria for choosing, procuring, and purchasing evidence-based dental equipment for clinical practice settings.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT: This educational activity is made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Dentsply Sirona.

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

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