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Management of Dental Pain and Appropriate Opioid Prescribing Practices

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Date: 2020-11-17 07:00:00

Location: Online Webinar

Contact Hours: 1

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1 CE WEBINAR *Mandatory Compliance Course*.  Management of acute odontogenic pain is accomplished through a clinical approach that successfully incorporates both opioid and nonopioid analgesics. It is critical for dental clinicians to not only employ appropriate prescribing practices when utilizing opioid and nonopioid analgesics to treat pain, but to also apply best practices when assessing pain control and educating patients on opioid-associated risks and opioid safety. This program will provide an overview of techniques for effectively assessing and managing dental pain, appropriately prescribing analgesics, and educating patients on proper handling of opioid medications and its adverse effects. It will also provide strategies for identifying patients at risk for substance abuse and counseling patients on agents used in the management and treatment of opioid use disorder.

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OSHA & HIPAA Requirement Training and Updates

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Date: 2020-11-20 12:00:00

Location: Online Webinar

Contact Hours: 3

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3 CE Webinar
Friday, November 20th

OSHA Start Times (2 CE):

12pm EST/ 9am PST
3pm EST/ 12pm PST
 
HIPAA Start Times (1 CE):
2:30 EST / 11:30 PST
5:30 EST / 2:30 PST
 
Multiple start times for your convenience!

The OSHA Updates program is specifically designed to inform and educate dental professionals on safe work processes and best practices for safety and Infection Control compliance. A special look at Covid-19 and Airborne Transmission Prevention recommendations will also be examined. A comprehensive review of regulations, required documentation, and systems implementation will be covered during this lecture. A review of the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, education expectations, labeling and posting requirements, proper PPE implementation along with employer and employee compliance requirements will be outlined for practical application in the dental office environment.

OSHA Sessions 1 [November 20th 2020 @ 12pm EST/ 9am PST]

OSHA Session 2 [November 20th 2020 @ 3pm EST/ 12pm PST]

HIPAA Session 1 [November 20th 2020 @ 2:30pm EST/ 11:30pm PST]

HIPAA Session 2  [November 20th 2020 @ 5:30pm EST/ 2:30 PST]

 
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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Tobacco Cessation: Health Benefits and Interventions

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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

The overall goal of this article is to provide information on tobacco cessation. After reviewing this article, the reader will be able to:
1. Review the prevalence of tobacco use in the U.S. population.
2. List and describe methods available to aid tobacco cessation.
3. Review the results of tobacco cessation interventions in
dental offices.
4. Identify considerations in caring for smokers and recent
quitters.

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Abstract

Tobacco use continues to be prevalent, although much progress has been made in reducing its use and therefore its impact on health. Methods used for tobacco cessation include behavioral and pharmacotherapeutic interventions, and have been shown to increase quit rates. Interventions in the dental office have also been shown to be successful and result in increased quit rates. Considerations include knowledge, available time, and the individual patient. The dental and oral care needs of smokers and previous smokers must also be considered and can additionally act as motivating factors. Tobacco cessation results in improvements in oral and systemic health both short- and long-term.

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

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Special Care For Special Patients - Providing for the Oral Health of Children and Those with Special Needs

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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:
-Determine the most successful methods for placing restorations in the pediatric patient
-Identify the ionic exchange benefits of biologic materials for pulpal vitality
-Prepare for the prevention of micro-leakage and recurrent caries.

Abstract

Children are not little adults, and they often respond to treatment very differently from adults. The same can be stated for many of the special needs patients, who often require more patience and a more forgiving technique in the provision of dental care. Yet the oral health professional must maintain the same high level of care with the same diligence, if not more, than for the “normal” patient. This leads to a conundrum, whereas more treatment must be accomplished, with less resources, and in the most efficacious manner. The aim of this presentation is to guide the attendee through a series of cases, typically seen in clinical practice, and to discuss which treatment technique would be the most acceptable. In addition, newer biointeractive materials will be discussed and clinical procedures for both the “bioactive” and newly introduced bulk fill materials demonstrated.

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

HIPAA COMPLIANCE

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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

Upon completing this article, the participant should be able to:


1. Discuss HIPAA and its history.
2. Review dental team members’ role in maintaining HIPAA.
3. Identify HIPAA breaches.
4. State the ways dental practices can protect HIPAA.

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Abstract

HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act has been in existence since the mid1990s. With the advent of digital dentistry and paperless/ chartless practices, HIPAA takes on a whole new meaning for the dental professional. This article will review HIPAA, its history, dental professionals’ responsibilities, and how practices can protect themselves in the digital age. Dental team members need to understand the implications of HIPAA in the digital age of dentistry. This article reviewed HIPAA and the dental team members’ role in safeguarding protected health information.

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

Ten Minutes to SAVE A LIFE: Emergency Medicine in Dentistry

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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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Recognizing & Effectively Managing Medical Emergencies 

After completing this article, the reader will be able to:

1. List and describe the steps in preparation of a dental office recognizing and effectively managing medical emergencies;
2. List the drugs and items of emergency equipment recommended for inclusion in the basic emergency kit;
3. Describe each of the steps in the algorithm for management of medical emergencies; and
4. Discuss the management of medical emergencies and give examples where appropriate.

Abstract

Medical emergencies can — and do — occur in the practice of dentistry. Preparing in advance for potentially life-threatening situations will better enable the office staff to respond quickly and appropriately when they occur. In this article, the four steps of preparation will be reviewed: 1) Basic life support training for all staff members; 2) dental office emergency response team; 3) access to emergency medical services (EMS), and 4) emergency drugs and equipment. Following a review of the basic management of all medical emergencies, specific situations are presented from the perspective of their presenting signs and symptoms: unconsciousness; altered consciousness; respiratory distress; seizures; chest pain; and drug-related emergencies (allergy and overdose).

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

DIAGNOSTICS at Your Earliest Convenience: A Discussion of Disease Prevention

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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

The overall goal of this course is to provide information on the 2017 American Academy of Periodontology Classifications regarding gingival diseases, stage I periodontitis, and review case selection, protocols, and common chronic systemic diseases that impact oral disease. After completing this article, the reader will be able to:

1. Describe 2017 AAP Classifications as they relate to gingival diseases and early-stage I periodontitis
2. Identify appropriate case selection and protocols for managing gingival diseases and early-stage I periodontitis
3. Review common chronic systemic diseases that are exacerbated by the presence of oral disease
4. Discern contraindications in treating gingival diseases and risks of substandard therapy
5. Demonstrate appropriate patient communication techniques in delivering treatment recommendations for the management of gingival diseases.

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Abstract

In 2017, the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) redefined the way dental professionals classify, or rather “stage,” diseases of the periodontium. With the understanding of the nature of chronic diseases, the AAP created a new set of stages and grades to better help the dental professional effectively identify and treat early and advanced disease. In the release of these stages, dental professionals have now transitioned into healthcare professionals whose clinical paradigms focus around the timely identification and effective prevention of disease. This article discusses the clinical and histologic parameters of early gingival and periodontal diseases, common chronic systemic

diseases as they relate to oral disease, and currently available therapies for the management of these diseases. As a healthcare professional, learn how clearer and more concise diagnostics will align your periodontal model to more effectively prevent and treat disease while supporting patients in evidence-based care.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORTER: This course has been made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Dentsply Sirona Preventative.

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

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Don’t Fall Asleep at the Patient Assessment Wheel

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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

  • Discuss the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea and the dental team’s role in managing this condition.
  • Recognize the need for a collaborative approach to assess for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
  • Create calibrated and consistent messaging for OSA treatment options in the dental office.
  • Identify ways to improve on the dentist/hygienist hand off for seamless treatment planning.

Abstract

Do you and your dental hygienist recognize the vital role you each play in identifying and implementing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

More importantly, perhaps, do you have a calibrated, consistent approach to screening and identified patients with OSA? Sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, have become a significant health issue in the United States. Dental hygienists are at a pivotal position to discuss risks, characteristics, medical referrals and treatment options for OSA. This course will demonstrate effective communication strategies between the roles of the dentist and dental hygienist and offer opportunities to develop cohesive messaging from assessment protocols to the recommended treatment and appropriate follow-up.

SPONSOR/PROVIDER: This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between Dental Learning, LLC and Somnomed.

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

Think Differently

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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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Build your dental practices' community reputation to drive results and explosive growth 

  • Learn why airway has become the new foundation over TMJ and occlusion for every restorative patient.
  • Learn simple, predictable systems your team can implement tomorrow to diagnose.
  • Learn to see the 20% growth that’s sitting in your charts already.
  • For the driven, learn to build your reputation in your community to drive results and explosive growth.

Abstract

Maybe you’re brand new to the practice and you don’t know what to expect. Maybe you’ve been doing this for a while and you’ve seen the downward trends. Worse, maybe you’re living it. What if there were a better way? A way to increase patient satisfaction? A way to increase team commitment? And a way to grow your practice at least 20% in the process? Would you want to learn more?

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

Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis

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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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Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis 

The overall goal of this article is to provide the reader with information and scientific data on recurrent aphthous stomatitis. On completion of this course, the participant will be able to do the following:
1. List and describe the different types of recurrent aphthous ulcers;
2. Differentiate between recurrent aphthous ulcers and herpes simplex ulcers;
3. List and consider the different types of ulcers and associated conditions that must be part of the differential diagnosis for recurrent aphthous ulcers; and
4. Provide an overview of the types of treatments available for the different categories of recurrent aphthous ulcer patients.

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Abstract

Recurrent aphthous ulcers are commonly found in the general population. They consist of minor, major, and herpetiform types. A number of factors are considered to be possible etiological factors for recurrent aphthous ulcers; however, their exact etiology remains unclear. Several systemic diseases and conditions associated with oral ulcerations and other causes of oral ulcerations must be considered during the differential diagnosis. Once a definitive diagnosis for recurrent aphthous ulceration has been made, the patient can be given palliative care for the lesions as well as advice and recommendations on nutrition, oral hygiene practices, and other factors that may be associated with his or her recurrent aphthous ulcers.

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

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