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

Pedo Pearls: Pulp Therapy in Pediatric 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

Educational Objectives

After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • List the steps for a primary tooth pulpotomy using tricalcium silicates
  • Describe the indications and contraindications for an indirect pulp cap
  • Describe the steps for a successful pulp cap
  • Describe the steps for the Hall Techniques

Abstract

This course will cover the latest pulp therapy techniques in primary and permanent teeth and the use of new dental restorative materials in Pediatric Dentistry. The topic of pulp therapy will include Biodentine pulpotomies, indirect pulp caps with GIC, direct pulp caps with Tricalcium silicates and the Hall Technique.

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

Pediatric Dentistry 2021 - Succeeding in a Patient Centered World

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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:
  • Attract and retain pediatric patients by understanding parent concerns and current trends in pediatric dentistry 
  • Enhance knowledge of minimally-invasive, preventative dentistry in the pediatric patients 
  • Enhance knowledge of common oral pathology and treatment for the pediatric patient.
 

Abstract

General dentists, like family care physicians, are able to provide excellent dental care to patients of all ages, but often refer their pediatric patients out because of discomfort with treating the child patient. With so many families behind on care due to the pandemic, and increases in pediatric oral pathology, parents are seeking care for their children, and more general dentists are providing family care. It’s important to understand the concerns of today’s parents and earn the parent’s and patient’s trust and knowledge by practicing preventative pediatric dentistry in a pediatric- patient centered world. This course will review some of the most current concerns of parents in the treatment of their children, current trends in pediatric dentistry, and how to care for and retain the pediatric patient in a family practice. This course will also review tips on non-pharmaceutical behavior management, commonly seen pediatric pathology, and conservative treatment options for the pediatric patient.

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

Take a Deep Breath: You have the patients - An airway focused approach of orthodontic treatment

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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:
• Explore why “Airway Dentistry” is trending and how to identity airway “red flags” without any fancy equipment/tools 
• Expand orthodontic records to include an airway analysis as part of the diagnostic process 
• Gain orthodontic strategies to obtain canine guidance, avoid extractions, guide proper jaw growth and minimize relapse in your adolescent patients.
 

Abstract

Join Dr. Parsons as he unlocks some of the most foundational and implementable aspects of airway dentistry and orthodontics. He will share anatomic pearls, diagnostic protocols and treatment planning strategies that create stable occlusions and optimal airway health. Dr. Parsons will share his family history of airway disorders, his greatest clinical victories, hard lessons learned, and unique insight that will change the way you see every hygiene patient and every orthodontic case. 
 

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

FLUORESCENCE-ENHANCED “THERAGNOSIS” for Minimally Invasive Caries 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 course is to provide an introduction to fluorescence-enhanced therapy and diagnosis for minimally invasive caries management to maximize hard tissue preservation in the patients’ best interest. The tool, called Reveal, which visualizes the phases of caries, is a loupe and light combination that shines fluorescent light onto teeth under a specified magnification so probing and radiography no longer need to be the only methods of diagnosis. At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
 

  1. Understand the difference between “classic” caries lesion diagnosis and fluorescence-enhanced therapy and diagnosis
  2. Conceptualize minimally invasive caries management and caries therapy combined with diagnosis (theragnosis)
  3. Visually differentiate various phases of active caries lesions
  4. Identify hard tissue worth preserving during minimally invasive caries management
  5. Follow a step-by-step protocol for diagnosis, subsequent differential diagnosis, and then treatment option selection.

 


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Abstract

Diagnosis of caries is the prerequisite for treatment choice selection. Management of caries lesions adopted the concept of minimal invasiveness with the goal to conserve as much dental tissue as possible. Classic caries removal does not support the actual concept of minimal invasiveness. New, proven, and evidence-based devices have stepped in, ensuring that the diagnostic process is able to gather all needed information related to any given caries lesion in question to grant a minimally invasive treatment option, leaving as much tooth structure intact as possible and, thereby, facilitating restorative material choice in accordance with the diagnosed caries specifi city. “Theragnosis” combines therapy and diagnosis through fl uorescence-enhanced magnification, making true minimally invasive caries management possible.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORTER: This course has been made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Designs for Visions, Inc

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 Patients - Special Care

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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

Providing Oral Health Care for Special Needs Patients 

  • Understand the limitations of the hybrid layer, and learn alternative treatment techniques
  • Learn about the use of “structural color” and the shading blending of restorative materials
  • Add the use of “bulk fill” materials, especially for restorative care in the primary and permanent dentition

Abstract

The dental profession is all about helping our patients achieve the best in oral health, and now even more importantly, also preventing the many systemic illnesses definitively linked to oral pathogens. Oral health professionals are seeking additional education in this oral-systemic link that has recently received significant substantiation. This is not surprising as the vast majority of oral health professionals made that long and financially burdensome commitment to dental education with the best of intentions. Sadly, more and more of our patients have severe complicating medical conditions, and being able to provide the appropriate care is important. This presentation will discuss several new dental material developments that have made providing the best care to those with special needs, more easily attainable. As the number of patients with special needs continues to increase, it is now even more necessary to develop techniques and materials that helps the profession to care for those special patients.

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

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