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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

  

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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.

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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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Clear Aligner Therapy and the Orthodontic-Restorative Interface

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists from novice to advanced

  

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Educational Objectives

The overall goal of this course is to provide information on clear aligner therapy and its application in enhancing restorative outcomes and treating crowding. After completing this article, the reader will be able to:
1. Describe the types of movements that can be achieved using clear aligners.
2. Review the digital workflow for clear aligner therapy.
3. Define the role of auxiliaries and describe how these are used for clear aligner therapy.
4. Delineate the potential benefits of clear aligner therapy for patients, including those requiring restorative care.

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Enhancing Restorative Outcomes with Clear Aligner Therapy 

Clear aligner therapy improves esthetics during orthodontic care in comparison to fixed orthodontic appliances and standard removable appliances. In part due to this, the number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment has increased, and clear aligner therapy is now frequently performed on adults and adolescents. The availability of auxiliaries/composite attachments has also improved the level of control and types of tooth movements that can be attained using clear aligners. In addition, there is less risk of gingivitis, caries, and oral irritations with clear aligner therapy than is associated with fixed orthodontic appliance therapy. Clear aligner therapy involves a digital workflow for treatment planning, and is also used to enhance restorative care by providing for space/repositioning teeth to improve potential results and/or minimize the invasiveness or extent of restorative care required to achieve the desired result, and may also reduce the duration of treatment.

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

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

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Predictable and Proactive Minimally Invasive Dentistry

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Target Audience: Dental Students, Dentists

Duration: 40:04

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Minimally invasive dentistry is gentler and patient-friendly, and preserves tooth structure. By proactively and predictably practicing minimally invasive dentistry, tooth structure is preserved. Newer materials and techniques make it easy to practice and patients prefer being treated in an office that practices minimally invasive dentistry. It's a great practice builder and often faster than traditional dentistry.

Get CE credit for this course here: http://dentallearning.net/predictable-and-proactive-minimally-invasive-dentistry

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Conserving Tooth Structure for Better Results and Other Pearls for Practicing

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Target Audience: Dental Students, Dentists

Duration: 1:18:37

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The importance of preserving tooth structure and its connection to long-term clinical success. We will discuss better crown preps and the importance of ferrule in the adhesive age, removing zirconia and obtaining access through zirconia restorations, treating cervical lesions, why we need to maintain cervical tooth structure, tips & tricks for easier class II restorations, cavity preparation: what should we remove and what can we leave, minimally invasive restorative care, endo access and instrumentation for tooth preservation, when and why posts may be needed in endo restorations and when can we avoid them

Get CE credit for this course here: http://dentallearning.net/conserving-tooth-structure-better-results-and-other-pearls-practicing

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

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Conserving Tooth Structure for Better Results and Other Pearls for Practicing

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists from novice to advanced

  

Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

• Describe why cervical tooth structure dictates the tooth's longevity

• List and describe methods to preserve tooth structure to improve restoration success

• Explain how to remove or access through zirconia restorations with less stress

• Review crown preparation and endo restoration from an engineering standpoint

Abstract

The importance of preserving tooth structure and its connection to long-term clinical success. We will discuss:

•Better crown preps and the importance of ferrule in the adhesive age

•Removing zirconia and obtaining access through zirconia restorations

•Treating cervical lesions

•Why we need to maintain cervical tooth structure

•Tips & tricks for easier class II restorations

•Cavity preparation: what should we remove and what can we leave

•Minimally invasive restorative care

•Endo access and instrumentation for tooth preservation

•When and why posts may be needed in endo restorations and when can we avoid them

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

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