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

Indirectly Speaking – Six Steps to Finding Success with Your Single Unit Crowns

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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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Learning Objectives:
  1. Evaluate the real costs to your office to remake a crown
  2. Understand the six steps to guide successful outcomes for the single-unit crown
  3. Strategies for material selection and cementation
  4. Explore tips and techniques for streamlining the single-unit crown protocol that you can incorporate immediately into your practice

Abstract

While the emphasis should always be a comprehensive approach to patient care and treatment planning, statistics bear out that the single-unit crown accounts for a large portion of our daily production. Consequently, it becomes imperative that we develop a technique protocol to maximize efficiencies as a team while still producing excellent results for our patients. Learn about the six steps to clinical success as a systematic approach to the single-unit crown, including preparation and material selection, tissue management, impressioning, and provisionalization, plus cementation and home care.

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

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

State of the ART: Composite Dentistry Answers, 2020

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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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Upon completing this article, the participant should be able to:
  1. Learn how to create invisible-margin restorations using a SINGLE SHADE of composite that can match ANY tooth.
  2. Experience two new matrix systems that create perfect contacts every time.
  3. Learn how to use bulk flow flowable for "composite Onlay phasing!"

Abstract

The "golden age of composite dentistry is NOW!" We practice dentistry in a new era where a single shade of composite can match virtually every tooth shade. Amazing new matrix systems give us broad natural contacts virtually every time. New bulk flow flowable composites allow us to phase large cases beautifully and economically. This webinar shows how well these new products work and how they can change your dental day in many ways.

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

Course 93 of 100

Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Indirect Restoration Workflow

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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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Indirect Restoration Workflow 

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

1. Identify the roles played by each team member in the indirect restoration workflow.
2. Understand why each procedure will follow a given workflow instead of simply using a preferred cement for each situation.
3. Recognize the difference between a retentive and a nonretentive indirect restoration workflow, and the parameters that influence the decision regarding which method to use.
4. Determine which cements are used appropriately for retentive and nonretentive preparations, as well as the steps required by each team member to use them effectively.

Abstract

Dental offices require an efficient, streamlined workflow when seating an indirect restoration. Every member of the staff is affected by this procedure. As each team member understands and embraces his or her role, the entire offices will work more effectively, thus achieving improved outcomes with fewer crowns breaking and increased long-term success.

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

Course 88 of 100

Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

  

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Effective Identification and Prevention of Disease 

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

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 81 of 100

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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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

Course 77 of 100

Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Leveraging Advances in Restorative 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

  

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Leveraging Advances in Restorative Dentistry 

The overall goal of this article is to provide the reader with information on contemporary practices in general dentistry.
After reading this article, the reader will be able to:
1. Describe modern-day detection methods including current radiographic techniques and the use of transillumination.
2. Review modern techniques to remove diseased tooth structure and procedures for restoration preparation.
3. Describe the benefits and drawbacks of different adhesive techniques as well as the main reasons for postoperative sensitivity.
4. Compare various composite systems available for tooth restoration.

Abstract

Dentistry is an ever-evolving field. As technology improves, we are able to take these advances and apply them to clinical practice. Notable developments in the field of radiography have drastically improved practitioners’ ability not only to diagnose caries and pathologies more effectively but also earlier than ever before. Diagnoses with more detail, as well as the more precise location of these potential problems, are also possible with modern-day radiographs. Technological advancements in dentistry are not limited to improved diagnoses. Caries removal and tooth preparation instruments, bonding systems, and restorative materials have improved over the years and provide practitioners with a wide array of choices in treatment. Some of the purported benefits of these advancements are improved chair time management, less pain reported by patients, and more retentive restorations. It is up to the individual practitioner to stay current on the new technologies available in the field, as well as their benefits and drawbacks. This article provides some examples of advancements in the field of restorative dentistry.

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

Course 76 of 100

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

A Discussion on Dental Handpieces: Why did I switch?

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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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A Discussion on Dental Handpieces

  • Discuss the history of air driven v. electric handpieces and the pros and cons of both systems
  • Review proper handpiece use and maintenance
  • List recommendations for the most efficient crown prep
  • Describe how to overcome issues or problems that can arise

Abstract

Dental handpieces are often considered the workhorses of the dental practice, and they have a significant impact on the level of quality dentistry provided to patients. As restorative materials continue to evolve and an increasing number of patients seek out restorative dentistry, clinicians may question whether or not to change their handpiece system. This webinar will address several key areas to consider, such as reliability and consistency, when comparing air driven and electric dental handpiece systems.

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

Course 74 of 100

Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Crown and Bridge GPS…Navigating the World of Indirect Dentistry Today

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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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After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
» Understand proper preparation requirement for today’s ceramic restorations.

» Gain an understanding of proper soft tissue isolation and retraction for proper digital or conventional impressioning

» Be exposed to the proper armamentarium for adjustment of provisional restorations as well as final all-ceramic restorations.

Abstract

This webinar will expose the practitioner to the current world of indirect dentistry and provide protocols that allow for success both in the digital and analog worlds. The webinar will provide a brief overview of ceramics today and evidence-based preparation parameters. The webinar will also touch on proper isolation and retraction for impressioning as well as selecting the proper armamentarium for adjustment, contouring, and removal of various indirect restorative materials.

SPONSOR/PROVIDER: This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between Dental Learning, LLC and Microcopy.

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

Course 63 of 100

Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Be SMART: Improve Your Practice with Silver Diamine Fluoride and Glass Ionomer Cement

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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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A Revolutionary Approach to Combating Caries: SDF & SMART 

  1. Describe the evidence for using SDF and SMART to treat and prevent dental caries
  2. Review informed consent and treatment planning for SDF and SMART
  3. Demonstrate proper documentation, coding, and billing for SDF and SMART
  4. Describe case selection, materials, and clinical protocol for SDF, SMART

Abstract

Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) is a revolutionary approach to combating caries in a non-invasive manner. Since its 2014 FDA clearance in the United States and a widely publicized 2016 feature in the New York Times, there has been tremendous interest surrounding the use of SDF from patients and dentists. Learn the principles of case selection, informed consent, treatment planning, and a clinical protocol for SDF. Learn how to restore cavities in a quick, effective, and painless way using SDF and Glass Ionomer Cement, known as Silver Modified Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (SMART). Find out how offering minimally-invasive options like SDF and SMART can attract new patients, improve patient satisfaction, and increase internal marketing and word of mouth referrals to your practice, while improving oral health and increasing access to care.

SPONSOR/PROVIDER: This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between Dental Learning, LLC and Elevate Oral Care.

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

Course 62 of 100

Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Clear Aligner Therapy and the Orthodontic-Restorative Interface

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists from novice to advanced

  

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Enhancing Restorative Outcomes with Clear Aligner Therapy 

Educational Objectives

The overall goal of this course is to provide information on clear aligner therapy and its application in enhancing restorative outcomes and treating crowding. After completing this article, the reader will be able to:
1. Describe the types of movements that can be achieved using clear aligners.
2. Review the digital workflow for clear aligner therapy.
3. Define the role of auxiliaries and describe how these are used for clear aligner therapy.
4. Delineate the potential benefits of clear aligner therapy for patients, including those requiring restorative care.

Abstract

Clear aligner therapy improves esthetics during orthodontic care in comparison to fixed orthodontic appliances and standard removable appliances. In part due to this, the number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment has increased, and clear aligner therapy is now frequently performed on adults and adolescents. The availability of auxiliaries/composite attachments has also improved the level of control and types of tooth movements that can be attained using clear aligners. In addition, there is less risk of gingivitis, caries, and oral irritations with clear aligner therapy than is associated with fixed orthodontic appliance therapy. Clear aligner therapy involves a digital workflow for treatment planning, and is also used to enhance restorative care by providing for space/repositioning teeth to improve potential results and/or minimize the invasiveness or extent of restorative care required to achieve the desired result, and may also reduce the duration of treatment.


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

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

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