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

Amalgam: A Dental “Gold Standard” And The Challenges It Presents

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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:
• Describe the history and composition of amalgam and reasons why it is loved and hated. 
• Discuss the Minamata Convention on Mercury and what it means for dentistry. 
• Recognize amalgam regulations, equipment and management and how it affects you and your practice. 
 

Abstract

Amalgam has long been a standard dental material for direct restorative purposes. Its use has long had its champions and opponents. 
Over the years the movement for the elimination of amalgam use in our profession has grown and as such, the percentage utilization has steadily decreased. To protect our environment, regulations have been implemented to “control” the amalgam waste created in our offices and eliminated into our water systems, landfills and incinerators. Are you aware of them? Are you prepared to comply? 
This webinar will review the long history of amalgam use, the “controversy” this material has undergone, the movement to eliminate it from use, and the steps you need to implement to stay in compliance and “protect the environment”. 
 

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

HIPAA Requirement Training and Updates

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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

» Acquire updated and current information about OSHA safety practices and policies, as well as HIPAA privacy policy information and practice compliance 

» Understand best practices for all mandates involving Infection Control requirements and Covid-19 interim systems 

» Obtain annual federal mandates for compliance training and applications for dentistry

Abstract

The OSHA Updates program is specifically designed to inform and educate dental professionals on safe work processes and best practices for safety and Infection Control compliance. A special look at Covid-19 and Airborne Transmission Prevention recommendations will also be examined. A comprehensive review of regulations, required documentation, and systems implementation will be covered during this lecture. A review of the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, education expectations, labeling and posting requirements, proper PPE implementation along with employer and employee compliance requirements will be outlined for practical application in the dental office environment.


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: $19.00

OSHA Requirement Training and Updates

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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

  • Acquire updated and current information about OSHA safety practices and policies, as well as HIPAA privacy policy information and practice compliance
  • Understand best practices for all mandates involving Infection Control requirements and Covid-19 interim systems
  • Obtain annual federal mandates for compliance training and applications for dentistry

Abstract

The OSHA Updates program is specifically designed to inform and educate dental professionals on safe work processes and best practices for safety and Infection Control compliance. A special look at Covid-19 and Airborne Transmission Prevention recommendations will also be examined. A comprehensive review of regulations, required documentation, and systems implementation will be covered during this lecture. A review of the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, education expectations, labeling and posting requirements, proper PPE implementation along with employer and employee compliance requirements will be outlined for practical application in the dental office environment.

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $19.00

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Let’s Clear The Air: Taking Control of the Air Quality In Your Dental Office

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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:
-Identify the airborne threats to our health that exist in a dental office setting.
-Discover the technologies available that can surgically scrub and recharge the air in your office assuring the best possible air quality.
-Recognize that being unaware of the air quality is not acceptable in the age of the novel coronavirus as the global public is now informed and educated on the threat of dental aerosols and the risk of contracting disease from breathing in a dental office.

Abstract

The dental office environment is well traveled with multiple humans coming and going throughout the day. Dental procedures produce aerosols that can carry bacteria, fungus, virus and create a biocloud that hangs around the office. This biocloud can be a source of respiratory infection and disease. Historically, as dentists, we have been unaware of how poor the air quality in our dental offices is. This is a most crucial subject as we can choose what we eat and drink, but we do not have a choice to take in our next breath. You can not see the quality of your air, but your body is affected by each breath. We must control the air quality in our offices to ensure good health for our patients, our team and ourselves. Never has this been as significant as the post-COVID-19 world we are entering. Patients and the global public are now aware of dental aerosols and air quality and this will evolve into a regulated entity. Fortunately, sophisticated technology is available that can surgically scrub the air in your office. The change in air quality is tangible and noticeable to everyone who enters your space. Learn about my own story of how I went from unaware of my poor air quality, to becoming an ardent supporter of dentists taking control and clearing the air in their workspaces.

Supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Surgically Clean Air
 

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

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