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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.
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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
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Description:

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

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.

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Oral Health Topics: Aging and Dental Health
Member Price: $5.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $40.00
Course Created on: 05/25/2018
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Description:

Key Points

  • The demographic of older adults (i.e., 65 years of age and older) is growing and likely will be an increasingly large part of dental practice in the coming years.
  • Although better than in years past, the typical aging patient’s baseline health state can be complicated by comorbid conditions (e.g., hypertension, diabetes mellitus) and physiologic changes associated with aging.
  • Older adults may regularly use several prescription and/or over-the-counter medications, making them more vulnerable to medication errors, drug interactions or adverse drug reactions.
  • Potential physical, sensory, and cognitive impairments associated with aging may make home oral health care and patient education/communications challenging.
  • Dental conditions associated with aging include dry mouth (xerostomia), root and coronal caries, and periodontitis; patients may show increased sensitivity to drugs used in dentistry, including local anesthetics and analgesics.
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Predictable and Practical Posterior Composites
Member Price: $0.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $0.00
Course Created on: 05/18/2018
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Description:

This course discusses options for bulk fill composites that provides create quality restorations that are an aesthetic improvement, efficient, and affordable.  The course include a live patient demonstration of the entire process from anesthesia through polishing.  Also included is an article from the journal of Clinical Oral Investigations that reviews and analyses the performance of bulk-fill and conventional resin composite restorations in posterior teeth.

This course is sponsored by Bisco.

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HPV Infection, Risk Factors, and HPV-Related Oropharyngeal Cancer 
Member Price: $49.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $69.00
Course Created on: 05/01/2016
/education/ViewCourse.aspx?id=58|22585
Description:

Human papillomavirus (HPV) now causes the majority of oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer in the U.S. The incidence of these HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers has increased substantially over the past 15 years. Common questions and answers about HPV transmission and HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer will be discussed. Risk factors for oral HPV infection, including the role of oral sex will be reviewed. New data will be discussed that helps to explain why oral HPV infection and HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers are more common in men than women. We will review what is known about oral HPV infection, natural history, and trends in HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer.

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Diabetes Mellitus and the Dental Professional
Author(s): Dr.. Jerry Brown
Member Price: $98.00
CE Credit(s): 2
Retail Price: $138.00
Course Created on: 05/01/2016
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Description:

Diabetes Mellitus affects over 29 million Americans and it is likely that dental offices are treating these patients on a daily basis. This presentation will summarize the evidence-based relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes mellitus and will identify the special considerations involved in treating this subset of our patient population. Preparation of oral healthcare providers to have a positive impact on this healthcare crisis will be provided along with an outline for enhanced collaboration with members of the other healthcare professions.  This course will also highlight how one clinic uses medical/dental collaboration to treat and refer patients with diabetes.

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Baking Soda Dentifrices: Benefits for Oral Health
Member Price: $0.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $0.00
Course Created on: 04/30/2018
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Description:

This program is based on a compilation of numerous reports based on research of the effects of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) as a dentifrice ingredient. This program provides information of value to dental practitioners on the benefits of baking soda dentifrices on oral health. This information is applicable to our daily practice of dentistry in which the cornerstone of all our therapy is effective control of biofilm by our patients. This program summarizes the efficacy and safety of baking soda-containing dentifrices for a variety of uses. In reviewing the evidence presented, the following summary statements are appropriate:

  • The low abrasivity of dentifrices containing baking soda makes them especially suited for safe daily use in oral hygiene regimens.
  • Microbiological studies have shown that baking soda products have significant bactericidal activity against oral pathogens which explains benefits demonstrated in clinical studies on plaque biofilm and gingivitis reduction.
  • Baking soda dentifrices favor patient compliance because they have stain reducing and whitening properties, a feature which motivates patients to brush as instructed by their oral care practitioner.
  • Neutralization of plaque acids by baking soda supports caries reduction as well as facilitation of remineralization of incipient carious lesions.

This course is sponsored by Arm & Hammer.

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Occlusal Appliances in Restorative Practice
Member Price: $49.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $69.00
Course Created on: 04/22/2015
/education/ViewCourse.aspx?id=46|23158
Description:

Appliance therapy is a valuable diagnostic, therapeutic and patient management tool for use in the restorative dental practice. Bite splints are used routinely as part of a treatment protocol for patients who are experiencing facial pain, but they are also an invaluable procedure to create predictable restorative results. Appliance therapy begins with evaluating the joints, muscles and dentition for stability. The presentation will cover the steps in evaluation and diagnosis, and create clarity on which of the different appliance designs are the most beneficial based on individual patient findings. This process also allows us to help our patients develop a greater understanding of their dental needs so they will reach out and ask us for the solutions.

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Bonding and Cementation
Member Price: $49.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $69.00
Course Created on: 04/22/2015
/education/ViewCourse.aspx?id=39|22549
Description:

Bonding and cementation materials and techniques are constantly evolving. It is a challenge of every practice to differentiate between the products on the market, and know which to choose to ensure predictable results.  This program will present the history and current science behind dentin adhesives, bonding systems and cementation. The lecture will compare total etch to self etch techniques and distinguish the risks and benefits of each. The presentation will detail a systematic approach to evaluating the different generations of dentin adhesives, and compare the clinical and research data of each.  This lecture will clarify how to decrease post-operative sensitivity and increase the success of your adhesive dentistry.

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