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

A Guide to Sutures

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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 article, the reader should be able to:

  1. Gain a fundamental understanding of tissue repair and the role of suturing.
  2. Recognize the various types of suture materials and needles.
  3. Learn fundamental suture techniques and ergonomics.
  4. Determine alternative suture techniques and their indications.

Abstract

“Suturing” is a fundamental skill in dentistry but can be a very daunting and confusing topic for many dental providers. Gut suture or polytetra°uoroethylene (PTFE)? Square knot or surgeon’s knot? Simple interrupted or mattress suture? The abundance of available techniques, materials, and clinical applications can be overwhelming. Fortunately, the vast majority of clinical scenarios can be addressed by understanding the basic technique and fundamental concepts. This guide will review wound healing, suture types and materials, and basic and advanced techniques to equip the dental provider with a foundation in wound closure and management.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORTER: This course has been made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Karl Schumacher.

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

Bone Grafting Materials: Procedures, Options, and Considerations

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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

The overall goal of this course is to provide information on bone graft materials. After completing this course, the reader should be able to:

1. List current indications for intraoral bone grafting procedures;
2. Review the types of bone graft materials that are available;
3. Describe the process for bone remodeling and for bone grafting; and,
4. List and describe desirable characteristics for bone graft materials, including alloplasts.

Abstract

Intraoral bone grafting has become a routine procedure with several indications. Options for bone graft materials include host-derived autogenous grafts, donor humanderived allografts, and animal-derived xenografts and alloplasts manufactured from synthetic materials. Ideally, a bone graft material is osteogenic, osteoconductive, and osteoinductive. Interest in synthetic materials has increased in part due to their ready availability and patient acceptance. This course reviews options for bone grafting, the biologic process for bone remodeling and bone grafting, and clinical results reported with bone graft materials.
 

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

Impacted Canines: Etiology, Diagnosis, and Management

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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 the reader with information on impacted canines. After completing this article, the reader will be able to:

1. Describe the radiographic investigations that may be required to assess impacted canines
2. List etiological factors for impacted canines
3. Review the rationale for interceptive orthodontics and methods used in intercepting impacted canines
4. List and describe treatment options and considerations involved in the treatment of impacted canines.

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Abstract

Impacted canines are frequently encountered in clinical practice and a common obstacle during routine orthodontic care. While canine impaction is multifactorial, the exact etiology is not always known. Impacted canines should be identified and diagnosed as early as possible to determine and permit the best path of treatment. In some cases, interceptive orthodontics at a young age can resolve canine impaction; for example, by extracting the primary canine and/or the primary first molar. Treatment options for impacted canines include extraction of primary canines and molars, rapid maxillary expansion, canine substitution, autotransplantation, surgical exposure, and orthodontic extrusion, and for those with a poor prognosis, extraction.

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

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