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Tobacco Policy, Pharmacotherapy, and Dentistry
Member Price: $49.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $69.00
Course Created on: 11/23/2016
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Description:

The course will discuss past, current, and possible future policies that deal with tobacco. The course will also inform participants about the use of pharmacotherapy as it applies to tobacco cessation and information about training opportunities for dental health professionals who wish to learn more about tobacco cessation pharmacotherapy.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review past, current, and future directions of tobacco policy
  2. Explore current “OTC” nicotine delivery systems
  3. Compare OTC and Rx pharmacotherapies used with tobacco cessation including indication, utilization, and any precautions
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Putting the ADA Caries Classification System to Work in Your Practice
Member Price: $49.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $69.00
Course Created on: 11/03/2016
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Description:

The most common sign of dental caries disease is the caries lesion. It derives from an imbalance in the dynamic demineralization and remineralization process resulting in a net loss of mineral over time. A system that categorizes the location, site of origin, extent, and when possible, activity level of caries lesions consistently over time can be used to determine which clinical treatments and therapeutic interventions are most appropriate to control and treat these lesions. The ADA Caries Classification System (CCS) offers clinicians an approach to capture the spectrum of caries disease presentations ranging from clinically unaffected (sound) tooth structure through noncavitated initial lesions to extensively cavitated advanced lesions. The ADA CCS supports the range of clinical management options needed to treat both noncavitated and cavitated caries lesions. This course will provide clinicians with guidance about how to operationalize the ADA CCS and insight about how it can improve the clinical management of patient caries lesions.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe risk factors for and the prevalence of dental caries
  2. Differentiate levels of caries lesions
  • Discuss the application of the ADA Caries Classifications System to clinical practice
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    Evidence-Based Dentistry: The Basics
    Author(s): Dr.. Elliot Abt
    Member Price: $49.00
    CE Credit(s): 1
    Retail Price: $69.00
    Course Created on: 10/16/2013
    /education/ViewCourse.aspx?id=95|32532
    Description:

    This course focuses on specific and easy-to-understand steps for understanding the scientific evidence and how it can be used in practice.

    Learning Objectives:

     
    1. Articulate differences between EBD and traditional approaches to making clinical decisions
    2. Explain how EBD incorporates research evidence, along with clinical expertise and patient preferences
    3. Identify role of research design
    4. Describe levels of evidence in science and practice
    5. Understand biases and limitations associated with published research
    6. Gain a basic understanding of statistics terminology

    Abstract:

     

    Evidence-based dentistry (EBD) is based on three important domains: the best available scientific evidence, a dentist's clinical skill and judgment, and each individual patient's needs and preferences. This course focuses on how EBD differs from a traditional approach to making clinical decisions, explains how EBD incorporates evidence with clinical expertise and patient preferences, and covers the basics of research design, levels of evidence, statistical concepts and the limitations of published research.

    Outline:

    1. Introduction
    2. Evidence Based Dentistry
    3. Traditional Decision-Making approach
    4. Clinical Examples (1-3)
    5. Evidence Based Dentistry as a 5-step process
    6. The Evidence Pyramid and how it can be used through EBD in dental practice
    7. Research designs
    8. Interventional Designs
    9. Observational Designs
    10. Narrative Review
    11. Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis 
    12. Critical Summaries and EB Treatment
    13. Recommendations
    14. Basic Statistics: P<.05, confidence intervals, null hypothesis, forest plots
    15. Why is published research so sensitive to bias?
    16. Summary of covered topics
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    Basic Sleep Facts
    Member Price: $49.00
    CE Credit(s): 1
    Retail Price: $69.00
    Course Created on: 10/09/2017
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    Description:

    This course teaches the basics of obstructive sleep apnea and how dentists can help.  The speakers share ways to discuss OSA with patients. Also discussed is the importance of building relationships with physicians to work together to improve sleep quality for patients.

     

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Interpret the data found in sleep reports
    2. Identify the right mandibular advancement device for the right patient
    3. Confidently record a start position, use temporary appliances, and return bites to normal
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    Minimally Invasive Exodontia Techniques
    Author(s): Dr.. John Alonge
    Member Price: $49.00
    CE Credit(s): 1
    Retail Price: $69.00
    Course Created on: 10/05/2017
    /education/ViewCourse.aspx?id=119|33686
    Description:

    Dr. Alonge will guide you through exercises that teach you to become more proficient with surgical instrumentation, routine and surgical exodontia, third molar extractions, and socket preservation grafting. You will return to your office with new skills that will allow you to perform your surgical procedures with greater efficiency and predictability.

     

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Utilize specialty anatomic forceps, surgical burs, handpieces and elevators for efficient surgery
    2. Achieve proper positioning to accomplish proficient routine and surgical dentoalveolar procedures
    3. Perform alternative incision and flap designs to remove mandibular third molars
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    Ultra Low Dose CBCT: What it Means for Orthodontics
    Author(s): Dr.. Jay Burton
    Member Price: $0.00
    CE Credit(s): 1
    Retail Price: $0.00
    Course Created on: 09/13/2017
    /education/ViewCourse.aspx?id=118|33684
    Description:

    The use of CBCT in orthodontics has been a topic of much discussion and controversy, specifically, with regard to radiation dose and public health concerns. Ultra Low Dose CBCT technology is now more than ever a viable and recommended option for clinicians due to the decrease in radiation exposure to patients.  Because of this, clinicians must begin learning to use this technology and become comfortable with the manipulation of and workflow with 3D volumes. 

     

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand the concerns surrounding the use of CBCT on all patients and how Ultra Low Dose (ULD) has changed that discussion.
    2. Recognize the importance/indications for ULD CBCT imaging to orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning.
    3. Comprehend the workflow and learning curve associated with the diagnosis and treatment planning of orthodontic patients in 3D.

    This course is sponsored by Planmeca.

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    Emergency Medicine Part 9: Cardiac Arrest
    Member Price: $98.00
    CE Credit(s): 2
    Retail Price: $138.00
    Course Created on: 08/31/2016
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    Description:

    Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart ceases to pump blood. The victim – unconscious, not breathing, and with no blood pressure – will die unless effective resuscitative efforts are commenced immediately. This program discusses the recognition and management of cardiac arrest emphasizing the importance of basic life support (CPR) and defibrillation (AED) in improving the chances for a successful outcome.

     

    Learning Objective:

    1. Discuss survival rates for out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest in adults and in children
    2. List and describe the steps of the BLS-HCP algorithm (the ‘Chain of Survival’)
    3. Explain the rationale behind the change in technique of BLS from A-B-C to C-A-B
    4. Name the ‘shockable’ rhythms of cardiac arrest
    5. Name the 4 rhythms of cardiac arrest
    6. Discuss the automated external defibrillator (AED)

    Abstracts:

    More than 360,000 deaths from sudden cardiac arrest occur in the United States annually – approximately 1,000 every day. The causes of cardiac arrest, in both adult and pediatric patients, are reviewed along with the presenting premonitory signs & symptoms that lead to sudden cardiac arrest.  Management of cardiac arrest – the successful resuscitation of the victim without brain damage – is predicated on circulating blood containing oxygen to the heart and brain and delivering an electric shock (defibrillation) as soon as possible after collapse. The use of an AED and its mechanism of action is discussed.

    Outline:

    1. Introduction
      1. The Heart
        1. Function of the heart is to pump
        2. Coronary arteries
          1. Coronary artery disease
      2. What is a ‘heart attack’?
        1. Myocardial infarction versus cardiac arrest
    2. Acute myocardial infarction
    3. Management
      1. Classical signs & symptoms
      2. Pre-hospital management
        1. PCAB
        2. MONA
      3. Acute MI dysrhythmias
        1. PVCs signs & symptoms
    4. Sudden cardiac arrest
      1. When does AMI degenerate into SCA?
      2. Definition of cardiac arrest
      3. Cardiac arrest rhythms
        1. Shockable rhythms
          1. Ventricular tachycardia
          2. Ventricular fibrillation
        2. Non-shockable rhythms
          1. Asystole
          2. Pulseless electrical activity (PEA)
      4. Signs & symptoms of cardiac arrest
        1. Clinical death
        2. Biological (cellular) death
      5. Management of cardiac arrest
        1. PCABD
        2. Survival from cardiac arrest
          1. The importance of time
          2. The importance of bystander initiated BLS
          3. The importance of defibrillation
        3. 2010 American Heart Association algorithms for BLS
          1. Lay-person CPR
          2. Heathcare Provider CPR
          3. Review of BLS for Healthcare provider guidelines and changes from previous guidelines
        4. Defibrillation
          1. The importance of time from collapse to defibrillation
          2. AEDs
            1. How to use an AED
            2. How an AED works
      6. Pediatric cardiac arrest
        1. Etiologies
          1. Airway obstruction most common cause in younger children
        2. Prevention of pediatric cardiac arrest
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    The Rationale for CBCT Images in the Dental Office
    Member Price: $0.00
    CE Credit(s): 1
    Retail Price: $0.00
    Course Created on: 08/25/2017
    /education/ViewCourse.aspx?id=117|33685
    Description:

    This course discusses the use of radiation within the dental office.  It has been projected that the use of CBCT imaging in dental offices has doubled in the last 20 years.  With this increase in usage, radiation exposure to the patient has also increased.  The increase in radiation requires the dental practitioner to adhere to ALADA, or As Low As Diagnostically Acceptable.  This concept states that the dental practitioner only take images that are required to diagnose a potential problem.  The Low Dose Radiation Protocol can effectively reduce the radiation exposure to the patient, while allowing the diagnostic image to remain the same quality as a regular radiation dosed image. 

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify what is commonly seen with 4 Bite Wing x-rays taken with a digital sensor, as compared to what is seen diagnostically with a CBCT scan
    2. Discover pathologies that are seen with a CBCT image
    3. Examine how a smaller CBCT FOV (Field of View) can drastically reduce radiation to the patient

    This course is sponsored by Planmeca.

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    Emergency Medicine Part 7: Drug Overdoses
    Member Price: $98.00
    CE Credit(s): 2
    Retail Price: $138.00
    Course Created on: 08/13/2018
    /education/ViewCourse.aspx?id=99|32811
    Description:

    Updated for 2018
    Systemic adverse drug reactions (ADRs) may occur any time a drug is administered to a patient. This program describes allergy, overdose and idiosyncrasy, and goes on to discuss the problem of local anesthetic overdose and overdose of sedative drugs, their prevention, recognition and management.

     

    Learning Objectives:

     

    1. Name the three categories of adverse drug reaction
    2. Differentiate between allergy and overdose
    3. Name the target organs for local anesthetics and sedative agents
    4. List the etiologies of local anesthetic overdose
    5. Describe the signs & symptoms of local anesthetic overdose
    6. Describe management of local anesthetic overdose

    Abstract:

    The administration and prescription of drugs is essential in the contemporary practice of dentistry. Antibiotics, Analgesics, Local Anesthetics, and Sedatives are the most common drug categories used in dentistry. Adverse drug reactions can always occur when drugs are administered. Allergy, overdose and idiosyncrasy are the three systemic adverse drug reactions. They are defined and contrasted, followed by an in-depth discussion of overdose of local anesthetics and sedatives.

     

    Outline:

    1. Introduction
    2. Overdose
    3. Local anesthetic overdose
    4. Sedative drug overdose
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    Emergency Medicine Part 8: Chest Pain
    Member Price: $49.00
    CE Credit(s): 1
    Retail Price: $69.00
    Course Created on: 08/13/2018
    /education/ViewCourse.aspx?id=114|33681
    Description:

    Updated for 2018
    This program discusses acute coronary syndrome – angina pectoris and myocardial infarction – conditions that initially manifest themselves as ‘chest pain.’ The prevention, recognition and management of angina pectoris and myocardial infarction are reviewed in-depth.

     

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Compare the 3 types of angina pectoris
    2. Discuss the management of angina pectoris
    3. List the situations when chest ‘pain’ occurs that a myocardial infarction should be considered
    4. Define and describe the 4 steps in the prehospital management of a suspected myocardial infarction
    5. Distinguish between the pain of angina pectoris and that of acute myocardial infarction
    6. Discuss the ‘Silent MI’

     

    Abstract:

     

    Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Acute coronary syndrome includes angina pectoris and acute myocardial infarction. Each of these will be described in detail and the prevention, recognition and management of each reviewed. The ‘Silent MI,’ most commonly seen in women, elderly and diabetics will be discussed.

    Outline:

    1. Introduction
    2. Chest ‘pain'
    3. Angina pectoris
    4. Acute myocardial infarction (AMI)
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