Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

DIAGNOSTICS at Your Earliest Convenience: A Discussion of Disease Prevention

Categories:

Author(s):

Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

  

Download this course

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.

Abstract

Effective Identification and Prevention of Disease 

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

Course 84 of 92

Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis

Categories:

Author(s):

Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

  

Download this course

Educational Objectives

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.

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

Course 68 of 92

Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Impacted Canines: Etiology, Diagnosis, and Management

Categories:

Author(s):

Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

  

Download this course

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

Course 67 of 92

Artifacts / / View Video

Non-Surgical Perio Therapy with Adjunctive Agents

Categories:

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dentists

Duration: 55:30

View Video

Synopsis

This webinar will discuss the diagnosis and treatment planning of periodontal disease. Treatment options will focus on non-surgical periodontal therapy. A detailed discussion of a variety of adjunctive agents will be provided including; systemic and locally-applied antimicrobials, antioxidants, probiotics and host modulatory medications.

Get CE credit for this course here: http://dentallearning.net/non-surgical-perio-therapy-adjunctive-agents

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

Videos 41 of 42

Artifacts / / View Video

Treating More Than the 'Lucky Pocket'

Categories:

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dentists

Duration: 49:55

View Video

Synopsis

Periodontal disease and caries are opportunistic biofilm infections with implications for systemic health. Periodontal disease has come with an expectation of recidivism. In other words, we expect bleeding and continued inflammation for recalls to come. We wait for and expect disease, and after it is established, then jump to procedures often just treating the "lucky pocket." Patients don’t need to come back with inflammation or disease. It’s time to change expectations with updated protocols and well-honed clinical skills that seek a healthy result. Learn to be the authority on what matters most to your patients' health.

Get CE credit for this course here: http://dentallearning.net/treating-more-lucky-pocket

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

Videos 36 of 42

Artifacts / / View Video

Basic Periodontal Surgical Treatment Options: Part 1

Categories:

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dentists

Duration: 46:54

View Video

Synopsis

This course will review basic periodontal surgical treatment options following initial therapy where non-surgical treatment failed to produce the best results possible or where non-surgical options alone would not be successful. The primary purpose of periodontal surgery is to better access root surfaces and bony defects for treatment. The type of surgery should be determined by the best therapy appropriate to manage each particular patient’s soft and hard tissue defects (e.g., osseous surgery, biologics, bone grafting, soft-tissue grafting). The overall goal is to control the disease process in order to halt progression, restore tissue and minimize the effects of the disease.

Get CE credit for this course here: http://dentallearning.net/basic-periodontal-surgical-treatment-options-part-1

Videos 35 of 42

Artifacts / / View Video

Non-surgical Total Patient Treatment

Categories:

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dentists

Duration: 49:55

View Video

Synopsis

This presentation will discuss a comprehensive approach for addressing periodontal disease, salivary diagnostics and oral systemic research findings. 

Get CE credit for this course here: http://dentallearning.net/non-surgical-total-patient-treatment

Videos 30 of 42

Artifacts / / View Video

Perio 2016: Salivary Identification of Periodontal Pathogens

Categories:

Target Audience: Dental Students, Dentists

Duration: 51:59

View Video

Synopsis

Salivary testing for patients with periodontal disease and patients with a family history and risk factors for periodontal disease will be discussed.

Get CE credit for this course here: http://dentallearning.net/perio-2016-salivary-identification-periodontal-pathogens

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

Videos 19 of 42

Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Biofilm, the host response and treatment in periodontal disease

Categories:

Author(s):

Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists from novice to advanced

  

Download this course

Educational Objectives

The overall goal of this article is to provide information on periodontal disease and the role of biofilm in its development and progression. After completing the article, the reader will be able to:

1. Review the role of biofilm in periodontal disease;

2. Describe the pathogenesis of periodontal disease, destructive and protective chemical mediators;

3. List and describe risk factors; and,

4. Review options for treating chronic periodontitis and their efficacy.

Abstract

Periodontal disease, including gingivitis, is prevalent in the general population. Periodontal pathogens contained in dental biofilm play a central role in periodontitis; however, it is the interactions between the host and the biofilm that influence the onset and progression of the disease. Risk factors include environmental, acquired and genetic factors, some of which are modifiable risks. Initial periodontal therapy is typically nonsurgical scaling and root planing, followed by re-evaluation and periodontal maintenance. Antimicrobials may be used adjunctively, including systemic antibiotics, subantimicrobial doxycycline and locally applied antimicrobials. The use of adjuncts, where indicated, is guided by guidelines, and clinical judgment for the individual patient. The overall goal of therapy is to preserve the dentition and maintain or gain clinical attachment, and to prevent disease recurrence.

 

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

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

Course 1 of 92

People Who Took This Course Also Took


Cost: $
ADA Credits:
AGD Credits:

Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Basic Periodontal Surgical Treatment Options: Part 1

Categories:

Author(s):

Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists from novice to advanced

  

View Video

Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

•Describe the clinical parameters and indications for considering patients as surgical candidates.

•Review the underlying principles involved in various basic surgical treatment options.

•Describe the manner in which surgical periodontal therapy can be used to treat periodontal disease and halt its progression.

•Review anatomical defects and conditions associated with periodontal disease and how these can be treated.

Abstract

This course will review basic periodontal surgical treatment options following initial therapy where non-surgical treatment failed to produce the best results possible or where non-surgical options alone would not be successful. The primary purpose of periodontal surgery is to better access root surfaces and bony defects for treatment. The type of surgery should be determined by the best therapy appropriate to manage each particular patient’s soft and hard tissue defects (e.g., osseous surgery, biologics, bone grafting, soft-tissue grafting). The overall goal is to control the disease process in order to halt progression, restore tissue and minimize the effects of the disease.

 

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

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

Course 35 of 92

People Who Took This Course Also Took


Cost: $
ADA Credits:
AGD Credits:


Cost: $
ADA Credits:
AGD Credits:


Cost: $
ADA Credits:
AGD Credits: