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Respiratory Protection in the Era of COVID-19 (Recorded Webinar)
Author(s): Not Available
Member Price: $0.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $0.00
Course Created on: 05/29/2020
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Description:

American Dental Association on-demand webinar
The information contained in this program was current as of Friday, April 24, 2020. 

Overview
This course will describe the interim recommendations from the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) for personal protective equipment (PPE) in dental settings. As an essential component of delivering care that is safe for dental personnel and for patients, PPE selection, fit, and use are critical. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, dentistry has been introduced to a new level of PPE; the respirator. This course will focus on the steps necessary to introduce the use of N95 and other respirators in dental settings according to OSAP. The speakers will provide practical tips for developing the OSHA respiratory protection program, including fit-testing, medical evaluation, and training. Different levels of surgical masks and how they compare to N95 respirators will be reviewed. In addition, the course will describe the proper steps for donning and doffing of all PPE.

Presenters
Eve Cuny, MS
, Director of Environmental Health and Safety, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Kathy Ecklund, RDH, MHP, Director of Occupational Health and Safety and Forsyth Research Subject and Patient Safety Advocate, The Forsyth Institute

After this course, learners should be able to:

  • Provide OSAP’s definition of the type of PPE is appropriate for various dental procedures and understand the proper steps for donning and doffing

  • Describe the elements of a respiratory protection program

  • Describe the differences between surgical masks and respirators

Disclaimer
The views of the presenter(s) do not necessarily represent the views of the American Dental Association.

This course is free and open to all
Non-dentists and non-members are welcome to take this course. You’ll be asked for an ADA Login when registering. Creating an account is free and does not require membership. Follow the links below to create an account.

Non-dentists
Non-dentists can create accounts
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Non-members
Most U.S. dentists and dental students, regardless of membership status, have an ADA number, which functions as your User ID. To retrieve your ID, please visit
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COVID-19 Response — CDC Guidance for Dental Settings (Recorded Webinar)
Author(s): Not Available
Member Price: $0.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $0.00
Course Created on: 05/29/2020
/education/ViewCourse.aspx?id=436|75627
Description:

American Dental Association on-demand webinar
The information contained in this program was current as of Thursday, May 28, 2020. 

Overview
On May 19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response. This interim CDC guidance provides details for dental health care personnel as they begin to resume non-emergency care for patients. Considerations for prioritizing the most critical dental services and providing care in a way that minimizes harm to patients from delaying care and harm to personnel from potential exposure to COVID-19 will be discussed.

Presenters
Eve Cuny, MS, Director of Environmental Health and Safety, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Kathy Ecklund, RDH, MHP, Director of Occupational Health and Safety and Forsyth Research Subject and Patient Safety Advocate, The Forsyth Institute

Dr. Pamela Porembski, director of the ADA’s Center for Dental Practice

 

After this course, learners should be able to:

  • Describe patient and personnel screening for COVID-19.
  • Explain dental facility and equipment considerations as dental practices resume non-emergency care.
  • Review respiratory protection measures for dental personnel.

 

Disclaimer
The views of the presenter(s) do not necessarily represent the views of the American Dental Association.

This course is free and open to all
Non-dentists and non-members are welcome to take this course. You’ll be asked for an ADA Login when registering. Creating an account is free and does not require membership. Follow the links below to create an account.

Non-dentists
Non-dentists can create accounts
here

Non-members
Most U.S. dentists and dental students, regardless of membership status, have an ADA number, which functions as your User ID. To retrieve your ID, please visit
Forgot User ID.

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Sedation and Medical Emergencies in Children: Part 1
Member Price: $98.00
CE Credit(s): 2
Retail Price: $138.00
Course Created on: 05/19/2020
/education/ViewCourse.aspx?id=431|75622
Description:

No one expects an emergency: Preparing for the unexpected or maybe expected

Overview
Hours are spent training and practicing emergency procedures for adults but totally ignored is a large percentage patient population, children. Emergencies don’t only happen in sedated patients; they can occur in children at any time. Do you have the training and the specific equipment needed to treat and stabilize children? This course will review identification, recognition and treatment of medical and sedation emergencies. By understanding the unique physiology and anatomy of the pediatric patient, prevention of an emergency becomes and important component of emergency care. A child specific emergency kit setup will also be discussed.

 

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop a pediatric appropriate emergency kit
  • Understand pediatric anatomy and physiology and why emergencies are unique in children
  • Develop and train staff for emergency preparedness
  • Recognize and manage airway issues in children early in order to stabilize and provide definitive treatment
  • Manage vomiting, allergic reactions, overdoses of local anesthetic and anaphylaxis
  • Understand the need for frequent emergency training for doctors and staff

 

Instructor
David Rothman, D.D.S., is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist practicing in SF and Associate Clinical Professor at CWRU. He completed GP and Anesthesia Residencies prior to his Pediatric training at UCSF. Past Chair of Pediatric Dentistry at UOP he is active in organized dentistry and is a member of OKU, Pierre Fauchard, ICD and ACD.

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The Role of Aerosol on the Transmission of Coronavirus and the Impact in Dentistry (Recorded Webinar)
Author(s): Not Available
Member Price: $0.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $69.00
Course Created on: 05/15/2020
/education/ViewCourse.aspx?id=428|75619
Description:

American Dental Association on-demand webinar
The information contained in this program was current as of Thursday, May 14, 2020.

Overview
Concerns that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can spread through aerosol have led to closure of dental offices. In the United States, as dental offices begin to reopen, we are aware that we do not return to a COVID-free world, but to one where we will be treating potential carriers and asymptomatic patients. Dr. Don Milton will explain the role of aerosol in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, analyze the potential measure to prevent virus transmission and answer questions related to virus load in the air and patient risk. Dr. Purnima Kumar, will critically examine the evidence on microbial payload in dental aerosols, methods of reducing bioload at source, mitigating aerosol spread and decreasing microbial contamination.

 

In this course, the learner will:

  • Examine the evidence on the source of virus transmission via aerosol and implications to dental offices

  • Examine the evidence that supports the use of several aerosol reduction and mitigation methods

  • Explore the science behind selecting the appropriate PPE based on level of risk, based on the ADA recommendations to return to work

 

Disclaimer
The views of the presenter(s) do not necessarily represent the views of the American Dental Association.

This course is free for ADA members and $69 for non-members
Non-dentists and non-members are welcome to take this course. You’ll be asked for an ADA Login when registering. Creating an account is free and does not require membership. Follow the links below to create an account.

Non-dentists
Non-dentists can create accounts
here

Non-members
Most U.S. dentists and dental students, regardless of membership status, have an ADA number, which functions as your User ID. To retrieve your ID, please visit
Forgot User ID.

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Do Your Patients Have the Guts to Enjoy Oral Health?
Author(s): Dr. Uche Odiatu
Member Price: $49.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $69.00
Course Created on: 05/15/2020
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Description:

Overview
Do your patients have the guts to douse the flames of inflammation? Our patient’s gut flora make very powerful anti-inflammatory agents when fed key nutrients.

Learn what impacts gut integrity: antibiotics, jet lag, fast food, artificial sweeteners and what we dental professionals can do. The latest science from the National Institutes of Health shows that the microbiome impacts overall health as much as our genes.

Dental industry people are the key professionals to ensure optimum functioning of the masticatory system. This insightful presentation provides an enjoyable and novel path to lower patients’ inflammatory burden.

Presenter
Uche Odiatu, DMD, is the author of The Miracle of Health, a professional member of the American College of Sports Medicine, an NSCA certified personal trainer, and a certified yoga instructor.

 

In this course, you will:

  • Gain insight into the science of the human microbiome
  • Learn why new findings about your patients’ gut flora are shaking the very foundation of health care & nutrition
  • Understand why the dental professional is perfectly positioned to help people live more vibrant lives
  • Discover the foundational role of your patient's gut integrity and inflammation
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Teledentistry & Virtual Evaluations During COVID-19 (Recorded Webinar)
Author(s): Not Available
Member Price: $0.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $0.00
Course Created on: 03/31/2020
/education/ViewCourse.aspx?id=408|74353
Description:

American Dental Association on-demand webinar
The information contained in this program was current as of Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

Description
During the COVID-19 outbreak, teledentistry is an effective way to triage patients and conduct problem-focused evaluations in order to limit office visits to patients needing urgent or emergency care. This presentation gives an overview of teledentistry and available low-cost technologies for dentists who want to temporarily use virtual services during the pandemic. It also covers the privacy and billing implications of teledentistry and provides reference materials and links to reliable information sources on HIPAA, documentation and dental coding.

Presenters
Paul Glassman, DDS, MA, MBA, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Community Engagement, College of Dental Medicine, California Northstate University
Dr. Nathan Suter, Green Leaf Dental Care, House Springs, MO, Access Teledentistry Consulting Company

Disclaimer
The views of the presenter(s) do not necessarily represent the views of the American Dental Association.

Learning outcomes

  • Gain an understanding of Office for Civil Rights guidance and what technologies can be used in a telehealth dental check-in system for dentists (limited privacy and enhanced privacy options outlined).
  • Learn what workflows and other business considerations to take into account under the present circumstances.
  • Learn how to market a telehealth dental check-in option to their patients.

This course is free and open to all
Non-dentists and non-members are welcome to take this course. You’ll be asked for an ADA Login when registering. Creating an account is free and does not require membership. Follow the links below to create an account.

Non-dentists
Non-dentists can create accounts
here

Non-members
Most U.S. dentists and dental students, regardless of membership status, have an ADA number, which functions as your User ID. To retrieve your ID, please visit
Forgot User ID.

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Caries Disease: Can It Be Treated or Controlled?
Member Price: $0.00
CE Credit(s): 2
Retail Price: $0.00
Course Created on: 03/24/2020
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Description:

The clinical failure rate of posterior composites is nearly twice that of amalgam restorations, with secondary caries as the principal cause. It is now well accepted that restoring carious lesions does not affect caries disease incidence. The panel will review the current status of caries management as a chronic disease and the relative effectiveness of current restorative materials, before previewing a next-generation antimicrobial technology with the potential to change the prognosis for restorations, thus affecting disease outcomes.

Presentation 1: “Caries Balance and the Management of Biofilm for Effective Caries Treatment.”
Presenter: John Featherstone, PhD, MSc, Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus, UCSF School of Dentistry

Presentation 2: “Do Current Materials (GIs, SDF, ‘bioactives,’ antimicrobial desensitizers, calcium-release therapies) do Enough? What actually constitutes a ‘preventive’ restoration?”
Presenter: Brian Gray, DDS

Presentation 3: “Can Minimally Invasive Restoratives Truly Replace Amalgam, with the Help of New Non-leaching Antimicrobial Technologies? What impact Would that Have on Clinical Dentistry?”
Presenter: John Flucke, DDS

Learning Objectives

  • Re-orient the clinician’s perspective of caries management and cariology. In certain individuals, why is it still rampant?
  • Examine the benefits, limitations, and drawbacks of glass Ionomers, SDF, “bioactive” and other materials in the current caries armamentarium
  • Discover how next-generation materials that contain non-leaching antimicrobial technology may improve the outcome of posterior restorations

 

Sponsored by nobio

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COVID-19 Infection Control Protocols & Procedures (Recorded Webinar)
Author(s): Not Available
Member Price: $0.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $0.00
Course Created on: 03/20/2020
/education/ViewCourse.aspx?id=400|74345
Description:

American Dental Association on-demand webinar
The information contained in this program was current as of Friday, March 20, 2020. 

Overview
Infection control experts representing the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) provide the dental community with practical guidance and education as we all navigate the challenges that COVID-19 is presenting to our profession.

Presenters
Eve Cuny, MS
, Director of Environmental Health and Safety, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Kathy Ecklund, RDH, MHP, Director of Occupational Health and Safety and Forsyth Research Subject and Patient Safety Advocate, The Forsyth Institute

In this course, learners will:

  • Learn the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic for the dental practice.
  • Gain advice from infection control experts on procedures for their dental office specifically geared towards preventing coronavirus spread.
  • Hear answers to commonly asked questions regarding dental practice in the wake of COVID-19.

Disclaimer
The views of the presenter(s) do not necessarily represent the views of the American Dental Association.

This course is free and open to all
Non-dentists and non-members are welcome to take this course. You’ll be asked for an ADA Login when registering. Creating an account is free and does not require membership. Follow the links below to create an account.

Non-dentists
Non-dentists can create accounts
here

Non-members
Most U.S. dentists and dental students, regardless of membership status, have an ADA number, which functions as your User ID. To retrieve your ID, please visit
Forgot User ID.

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ACE Panel Reports 1 & 2 2018
Member Price: $5.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $40.00
Course Created on: 03/04/2020
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Description:

ACE Panel Reports study 1: Posterior Composite Restoration

Description: This course provides clinical recommendation by experts in the field on when, why, and how a resin composite restoration should be repaired as opposed to being replaced. The ACE Panel report delivers the results of a study taken by 311 dentists surveyed on posterior composite restorations; bulk fill products vs. incremental products; top reasons to repair or replace a restoration.

ACE Panel Reports study 2: Bioactive Materials

Description: This course provides a complete in-depth definition of bioactive materials as suggested by experts in the field and available literature on the topic.The ACE Panel report delivers the results of a study taken by 318 dentists surveyed on bioactive materials used as cements, as a liner or in restoration; most used products, and major concerns in adopting these bioactive materials.

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Baby Boomers: From Periodontitis to Xerostomia and Beyond
Author(s): Dr. Samuel Low
Member Price: $98.00
CE Credit(s): 2
Retail Price: $138.00
Course Created on: 02/24/2020
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Description:

The over age 55 population will increase significantly We now see a major increase/frequency of oral conditions, such as chronic inflammation and tooth loss periodontitis, xerostomia with compromised lifestyle, and root caries that’s difficult to find and treat. This course will review these primary diseases, from diagnosis to management, with an emphasis on dry mouth, nonsurgical periodontal care, and reducing root caries. Learn effective patient scripting for positive case acceptance.

After ter this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the etiology and management of xerostomia and resulting caries
  • Incorporate effective screening techniques for the over-55 population
  • Communicate more effectively for successful case presentation to this generation

This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

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