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  • Phishing and Ransomware
  • Feasibility and acceptance of oral HPV detection...
  • Geospatial distribution of periodontists and US ...
  • How useful are current caries risk assessment to...
  • Efficacy of a 3% potassium nitrate mouthrinse fo...
  • Pharmacokinetics of 38% topical silver diamine f...
  • Do buffered local anesthetics provide more succe...

Phishing and Ransomware

This eLearning course is a recording from a webinar presented by the ADA Division of Information Technology and the ADA Division of Legal Affairs.

This course provides information a cyber security threat known as "ransomware," which is a type of malware that remotely locks computer files. The attacker then demands a "ransom" to unlock the files. Ransomware can be delivered via a "phishing" email, which attempts to trick the recipient into downloading the malware. The program discusses ways to help prevent a ransomware attack, ways to respond if an attack does occur, the HIPAA implications of a ransomware attack, and resources available from ADA and the federal government.

  • Upon completion, participant will be able to define phishing and ransomware
  • Upon completion, participant will be able to list some ways to help avoid becoming a victim of a ransomware attack
  • Upon completion, participant will be able to describe some steps to consider taking if an attack occurs

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Feasibility and acceptance of oral HPV detection in the dental office: results from the National Dental PBRN

JADA February 2019

Background: Oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the principal underlying cause of a dramatic increase in oropharyngeal cancer. Dentistry can play an important role in developing clinical algorithms for secondary prevention.

Key Words: HPV; oropharyngeal; cancer; risk; screening.

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Geospatial distribution of periodontists and US adults with severe periodontitis

JADA February 2019

Background: In this study, the authors report on the geospatial distributions of periodontists and adults with severe periodontitis in the United States.

Key Words: Demography; oral health care; dental clinics; dentists; oral health; periodontics; population groups; rural population; urban population.


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How useful are current caries risk assessment tools in informing the oral health decision-making process?

JADA February 2019

Background: Caries risk assessment (CRA) tools could address oral health disparities and enhance the efficiency of the oral health care system. The authors aimed to explore the feasibility and limitations of using clinical CRA tools in informing oral health care policy-making processes.

Key Words: Caries; burden of caries; caries risk assessment; cost of oral health care; oral health care policy; vulnerable population; preventative oral health care.

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Efficacy of a 3% potassium nitrate mouthrinse for the relief of dentinal hypersensitivity: An 8-week randomized controlled study

JADA March 2019

Background: Mouthrinses containing potassium salts have been shown to be effective for the relief of dentinal hypersensitivity (DH) when used adjunctively to toothbrushing with a nonsensitivity toothpaste.

Key Words: Dentinal hypersensitivity; mouthrinse; potassium nitrate; desensitizing.

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Pharmacokinetics of 38% topical silver diamine fluoride in healthy adult volunteers

JADA March 2019

Background: Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is used topically to prevent or arrest caries. The authors’ aim was to characterize the kinetics of silver and fluoride after topical application of SDF.

Key Words: Silver diamine fluoride; clinical study; healthy volunteers; dental.

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Do buffered local anesthetics provide more successful anesthesia than nonbuffered solutions in patients with pulpally involved teeth requiring dental therapy?

JADA March 2019

Background: The authors conducted a systematic review that addresses the following population,intervention, comparison, outcome question: “In adults requiring dental therapy with pulpally involved teeth, what is the comparative efficacy of buffered local anesthetics (LAs) compared with that of nonbuffered LAs in achieving anesthetic success?”.

Key Words: Buffering; sodium bicarbonate; alkalinization; adjusting pH; local anesthetic.

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Courses from ADA 2018 Honolulu Now Available

Unable to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting in Honolulu? Not to worry! Select recorded content from ADA 2018 has been added to the CE Online Library. 


About ADA CE Online

ADA's Online CE platform provides trusted education to dental professionals at your convenience.  Our ever-growing catalog of clinical, practice management, and personal development education offers peer-reviewed continuing education credits to fit your resources and schedule.  Credits earned through this platform are maintained for all users in an online transcript that you can access when you need your verification letters.


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The ADA is a CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.