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Soft Tissue Management: Before, During, and After Restorative Therapy

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Date: 2021-11-22 08:00:00

Location: Online Webinar

Contact Hours: 1 Live CE

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Management of the gingival tissues before, during, and after restorative procedures has a profound effect on the long-term success of a case. Since many dental materials include a resin-based component in the procedure (adhesive, composite, or cement), it is imperative that the gingival tissues be healthy throughout the oral rehabilitation process. Once completed, proper home care regimens are required daily as well as regular recare visits to maintain functional health. This webinar will discuss and demonstrate materials and techniques to manage soft tissues during and after treatment to ensure your patient the best chance for an optimal restorative result.

Learning Objectives
After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize how to gain control of gingival health through biologic provisionalization.
  • Identify tissue management techniques to make precise master impressions – conventional and digital.
  • Describe how new homecare technologies can help your patient’s compliance which will elevate periodontal health and long term restorative success.
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ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

The Evolution of Dentistry - Keys to Successfully Improve Systems, Therapy Outcomes, and Team/Patient Relationships

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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:

  • Engage the support of your team with clear objectives and POA.
  • Integrate technology and optimized systems to pull your practice out of the routine of the schedule and maximize the opportunity of diagnosing therapy.
  • Better communications within the practice, optimize patient care, and enhance the bottom line.

Abstract

Day-to-day dentistry has its challenges. It has never been more apparent than what we are faced with today. COVID reentry, staffing issues, schedule challenges, insurance depravity, career burnout and confusion. Join us with for this success system filled webinar and learn how Leslie Ramsey, RDH, and Dr. Brantley recognized the need to pivot from the ‘schedule’ and empower the team at their practice. Leslie will share her tips on how to successfully bring new technologies to the practice and Dr. Brantley will define the key elements of successful integration for the team.

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

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Maximize Your Cutting Edge

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Date: 2021-11-11 08:30:00

Location: Online Webinar

Contact Hours: 1 Self-Study CE

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Whether prepping a tooth for a crown, a Class II restoration or creating access through a zirconia crown, clinicians rely on dental burs for precision and cutting performance. But do you know which burs work best? This program will share how your practice can benefit from cutting efficiency to promote the highest of infection control standards while being mindful of the bottom line. You will learn that by using properly selected burs, these procedural demands become easier both for the dentist and the patient. 

Learning Objectives
After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize which burs work best to maximize their cutting performance
  • Adopt conservative tooth reduction principles
  • Create customized bur catalog for modern ceramics
  • Implement cost effective approaches to bur inventory 
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One-Shade Flowable Composite - The Game-Changing Product in Today’s Dental Practice

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Date: 2021-10-28 08:00:00

Location: Online Webinar

Contact Hours: 1 Live CE

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This presentation will cover the many uses of flowable composites specifically designed so that one shade will blend with surrounding tooth structure. With only one shade needed for most composite restorations you will never have to worry about out-of-date flowable materials again. The program will cover indications for use and all steps for predictable results.

Learning Objectives
After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

» Recognize the uses of one-shade flowable composites

» Identify steps for predictable results

» Discern when to use blocking resin

» Familiarize themselves with polishing steps for ideal finish
 
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ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

Utilizing Digital Solutions to Create Ideal Implant Supported Restorations

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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:

  • Recognize why a crown down approach is necessary for ideal implant supported restorations and review ideal implant position
  • Identify the benefits of custom abutments and screw - retention
  • Recognize angled screw access and why its use is critical in obtaining ideal anterior screw - retained restorations

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Using a crown down approach for the planning and execution of implant supported restorations is commonplace in today’s world of implant dentistry. A digital workflow makes this process seamless and efficient. This course will review a digital workflow in planning and restoring dental implants allowing for predictable, ideal implant supported restorations. 

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

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Tooth Sensitivity Training

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Date: 2021-11-09 08:30:00

Location: Online Webinar

Contact Hours: 1 Self Study CE

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This one hour presentation will delve into techniques and procedures that can help clinicians reduce their post restorative sensitivity and increase tooth nerve survival. By handling pulpal tissues and deep lesions appropriately we can have happy teeth. We are in an era where patients are often not wanting root canals so learning how to prevent them can position you and your practice to help these patients. Materials, techniques and procedures will be presented that have proven to be successful in keeping teeth calm or preventing them from becoming sensitive. Vital pulp capping and safe handling of tissues close to the pulp along with creating predictable final restorations will be the focus of this presentation. Not every tooth that has a deep lesion or a pulp exposure requires a root canal so learn which ones can survive and how to tip the scales towards long term survival.

Learning Objectives
After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

» Diagnose pulpal health along with strategies for monitoring long term pulpal health

» Understand the steps involved in reducing pulpal tissue response

» Handle deep caries and direct and indirect pulpal exposures

» Maximize their bonds and prevent pulpal sensitivities

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Same-Day Dentistry Upgrade with the 9.3 μm CO2 All-Tissue Laser

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Date: 2021-11-09 08:00:00

Location: Online Webinar

Contact Hours: 1

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Many dental practices are investing in equipment that enables them to refer less work to the lab, provide a better and more predictable patient experience, and do more in a single visit. Those practices can take same-day dentistry to the next level with the 9.3 μm CO2 All-Tissue Laser. It’s fast, precise, blood and suture-free for most soft tissue surgeries and reliably anesthesia-free for hard tissue procedures.

The 9.3 μm CO2 All-Tissue Laser enables soft and osseous tissue surgery, from gingival contouring to frenectomies to fibroma removals, as well as restorations in multiple quadrants during a single visit. In conjunction with CAD/CAM, the laser enables an osseous crown lengthening and a crown in a single visit – a true "crown in a day" – with no pain, sutures, referral, or second visit. And because the 9.3 μm CO2 All-Tissue Laser is precise, atraumatic, and blood-free, scans are improved and outcomes more predictable.

Join Jeffrey Rohde, DDS, MS to learn how the 9.3 μm CO2 laser takes same-day dentistry to the next level.

Learning Objectives
  • Discover how the 9.3 μm CO2 laser increases efficiencies, enables procedures previously referred out, better clinical outcomes and dramatically increases new patient flow
  • Review reliably anesthesia- and blood-free applications for osseous, hard, and soft tissues
  • Understand the science behind the laser’s efficient cutting
 
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The ABC’s of Adhesive Bonding and Cementation

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Date: 2021-10-18 08:00:00

Location: Online Webinar

Contact Hours: 1 CE

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While dental material and techniques have continued to improve, the options facing dentists when choosing adhesives and cements have increased to the point where making decisions can often be confusing. This webinar will discuss the different generations of adhesives, (including the new universal adhesives), total-etch, self-etch, and selective etch techniques, and how and when to use them clinically in an effort to simplify and help clear up some of the confusion. In addition, this program will discuss conventional cementation vs. adhesive resin cementation, resin-modified glass ionomer, self-adhesive resin, ion releasing, and light-cure and dual cure adhesive resin cements. Lastly clinical cases will be shown to demonstrate the use of these adhesives and cements including the proper protocols for treating the tooth and the restoration when adhesively bonding either glass ceramics like lithium disilicate or zirconia.

Learning Objectives
After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

» Why proper isolation is important when adhesively bonding restorations

» How universal adhesives can help to limit product inventory, save time, and simplify the bonding procedure

» When to cement and when to bond

» Why ion releasing cements can be beneficial

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Smile Restoration Using a Single-Shade Omni-Chromatic Material - Marty Jablow, DMD

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Date: 08-30-2021 16:16:31 pm


A 38-year-old man presented for a routine dental examination. His chief complaint was, in his words, “I have a lot of cavities.” In fact, he had caries in all 4 quadrants and requested that his teeth be restored without metal fillings. His medical history was normal, so we obtained radiographs to determine the extent of the caries (Tuxedo intraoral sensor and XrayVision 4 software, Apteryx). In addition to radiographs, the caries diagnosis and extent of the decay was confirmed visually under surgical loupe magnification (EyeZoom, Orascoptic) (Figure 1).

Diagnosis
Fortunately, the diagnostics revealed no caries into the pulp, so the only treatment required for the patient’s affected teeth were composite restorations. We obtained intraoral photographs (EyeSpecial C-III, Shofu) and discussed the proposed treatment plan with the patient. He was delighted that he would not have to receive unsightly metal fillings to restore his teeth, and quickly scheduled the necessary appointments to receive his tooth-colored restorations.

Caries Removal and Prep
The patient was anesthetized via a PDL injection (Septocaine, Septodont), and a mouth prop (DryShield) was placed into his mouth to ensure a dry field environment (Figure 2). Caries was removed using an LED micromotor attached to an electric handpiece controller (iOptima, Bien Air), which allowed me to precisely adjust the bur speed. The gross caries was removed using highspeed round burs at 200,000 RPMs and ceramic burs running at 1,500 RPMs were used to remove the deeper decay (Figure 3).

Following caries removal, the enamel was etched with 35% phosphoric acid, and a universal bonding adhesive (Futurabond M+, VOCO) was placed on the enamel and dentin (Figure 4). The preparation was rubbed for 20 seconds, and then air dried for 5 seconds. The bonding adhesive was then light-cured for 20 seconds (Demi Plus, KaVo Kerr). The light output and material curing times were verified using a wireless smart radiometer (checkUP, BlueLight Analytics).

Creating an Esthetic Restoration
A single-shade, all-ceramic-based restorative material (Admira Fusion x-tra, VOCO) was selected for the restorations. This omni-chromatic material provides low polymerization shrinkage and is very easy to polish. Due to its nano-particle filler technology, Admira Fusion x-tra draws color from surrounding tooth structure to match any patient’s dentition with a single shade.

The material was placed into the preparations using a heated composite gun (Phasor, Vista) to improve the flow. The restorations were then cured and polished with finishing burs and polishers (Figure 5).

Conclusion
Postoperative instructions were given to the patient, who was pleased with the restoration and very happy to see the dark areas around his gums looking much better. He shared that he was enthusiastic about completing his remaining caries treatment. I feel enthusiastic, too, because I know that by using Admira Fusion x-tra to restore his smile, these future restorations will blend seamlessly into his existing dentition and create long-term esthetic results.

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

Part 3: Direct composite restorations, materials, and adhesives. What you really need to know!

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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:
• Distinguish the dynamics of composite polymerization and how to minimize polymerization shrinkage stress.
• Describe different adhesive systems and how to optimize their performance.
• Discuss mitigation strategies to reduce the risk of transmission of airborne pathogens in dentistry.

Abstract

Direct posterior composites are the "bread and butter" of most restorative practices and proper management of the adhesive interface is crucial for predictable placement. This requires an understanding of the materials being utilized, the substrate being bonded to, and a correct and precise clinical protocol. The very latest materials, techniques, and controversies will be discussed. Over three one-hour lectures, Dr. Alex will review just what composites are and discuss practical step by step methodologies and placement techniques based on the latest research and materials. 

Review Part 1 here. 

Review Part 2 here. 

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

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