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Change the Perio Face of the RDH Operatory with Technology and Experience Growth!

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Date: 2021-10-27 08:30:00

Location: Online Webinar

Contact Hours: 1 Self-Study CE

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Periodontitis is a major reason for tooth loss and now systemic complications. We create the user-friendly perio approach from patient acceptance scripting to chair side positive action. You will incorporate time tested and new technologies to find and manage periodontal disease using the entire team. Take the frustration out of delivering periodontal care and gain success with patient case acceptance, tooth retention and financial reward.

The General Dentist and their TEAM have an opportunity to demonstrate success in patient care, mental/physical well-being, with positive financial growth. However, being effective in today’s environment can be a challenge and somewhat overwhelming.

We examine effective strategies to create a workflow that results in immediate positive feedback. By building on a growth area in periodontics from nonsurgical to surgical procedures especially with the “over 55” population produces net gain with reduced overhead. Being discriminate on technology assets with a selection producing value added revenue results in a practice niche that adds new patients and retains existing patients.

Learning Objectives:
After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:  
  • Empower the dental hygienist beyond the “prophy”
  • Build a growth center that maximizes managing most periodontal and implant conditions 
  • Develop “realistic” therapies with emphasis on “micro-ultrasonics, air medical delivery and laser technology
  • Create a patient centered niche that is unique to the community and drives patients to you
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ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

Change the Perio Face of the RDH Operatory with Technology and Experience Growth!

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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 be able to:
• Empower the dental hygienist beyond the “prophy” 
• Build a growth center that maximizes managing most periodontal and implant conditions 
• Develop “realistic” therapies with emphasis on micro-ultrasonics, air medical delivery, and laser technology 
• Create a patient-centered niche that is unique to the community and drives patients to you 
 

Abstract

Periodontitis is a major reason for tooth loss and now systemic complications. We create the user-friendly perio approach from patient acceptance scripting to chairside positive action. You will incorporate time-tested and new technologies to find and manage periodontal disease using the entire team. Take the frustration out of delivering periodontal care and gain success with patient case acceptance, tooth retention, and financial reward. The general dentist and their team have an opportunity to demonstrate success in patient care and mental/physical well-being with positive financial growth. However, being effective in today’s environment can be a challenge and somewhat overwhelming. We examine effective strategies to create a workflow that results in immediate positive feedback. Building on a growth area in periodontics from non-surgical to surgical procedures, especially with the “over 55” population, produces net gain with reduced overhead. Being discriminate on technology assets with a selection producing value-added revenue results in a practice niche that adds new patients and retains existing patients. 
 

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

Course 114 of 157

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

What COVID-19 Taught Us About the Co-Morbidities of Underdiagnosed, Untreated Biofilm on Our Patient Population *1.5 Credit Course*

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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 be able to:
Understand and address the effects of COVID-19 on oral health
Define the obstacles of treating patients during the pandemic and how to overcome them
Use scientifically-validated technology to reduce patient co-morbidities associated with ill health

Abstract

By now, the world breaks out in COVID-like symptoms just from the fear of an ever-changing virus. Our beloved profession was sent to the back of the room like disruptive schoolchildren and deemed nonessential without explanation. On January 21st, 2020, our world changed forever. Nothing would feel the same or be the same, and the "new normal" was the key terminology exchanged by many—even if they didn’t completely grasp its magnitude. 

Dentists, on the other hand, completely understood the magnitude from our 1980s experience dealing with AIDS in a dental office. However, the media seems to have forgotten about that, as well as the fact that dental offices, for the most part, are prepared to deal with aerosols—whether they are generated in our own backyard or imported from Wuhan. But how are we addressing the fallout, especially when it comes to office closures, patients’ fears, clinicians not wanting to return to clinics, treatment plans going stagnant, or returning to old, ineffective treatment techniques?
 
What if you could participate in a highly interactive program to help you better identify co-morbidities in your current patient pool that put individuals at risk for a viral attack, jeopardize their overall health and wellness, and ultimately, impact your bottom line? In this course, a dynamic clinician and passionate preventionist share several key objectives to help your team rise above the aerosol cloud and become laser-focused on reducing the risk of infection. New science has been uncovered on biofilm, which will allow you to deliver the best possible biofilm removal therapy while still keeping your patients safe. This lively course will leave you wanting more! 

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

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

Bridging the Gap Between Periodontal Disease and Chronic Wounds

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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 be able to:
• Comprehend what constitute an acute versus a chronic wound 
• Understand what microorganisms are found in healthy and diseased periodontal tissues and why acute modalities make a chronic problem worse
• Recognize why gram-negative obligate anaerobes are more virulent 
• Modify the biofilm from ones causing disease to ones that support health

Abstract

Why has the dental profession been unable to find an answer to periodontal disease? The answers lie in the nature of the disease (biofilm) and the methods of treatments. Periodontal disease is a chronic wound being treated by acute wound modalities such as scaling and root planing and debridement. The AMA has chronic wound guidelines that apply to periodontal treatments. These are demonstrated with time/proven results. 

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

Course 89 of 157

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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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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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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

Course 6 of 157

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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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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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Non-Surgical Perio Therapy with Adjunctive Agents

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Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dentists

Duration: 55:30

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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.

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Non-surgical Total Patient Treatment

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Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dentists

Duration: 49:55

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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

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