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Educate, Motivate: Oral Health Literacy

New course offers expert advice on teaching patients oral health. Learn more.


Dentistry 911: Master Emergency Medicine

Learn how to manage dental emergencies in seven practical courses. Read more.

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  • Prophylactic Antibiotic Use in Dental Patients w...
  • Practical Infection Control in Oral Healthcare S...
  • Emergency Medicine Part 7: Drug Overdoses
  • Emergency Medicine Part 6: Drug Allergies
  • Leadership Institute - Efficient Operations
  • Image is Everything: The Power of 3D Ultra-Low D...
  • Oral Cancer & Teen Pregnancy

Prophylactic Antibiotic Use in Dental Patients with Prosthetic Joints: What is the Evidence?

The 2014 Council of Scientific Affairs panel review of the evidence failed to find an association between dental procedures and prosthetic joint infection, concluding that prophylactic antibiotic use is generally not recommended prior to dental procedures. This course will explore why this clinical recommendation should be integrated with the practitioner's professional judgment and the patient's needs and preferences. Additionally, information pertaining to the appropriate-use criteria on prophylactic antibiotic use in dental patients with prosthetic joints will be presented.

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Practical Infection Control in Oral Healthcare Settings

Participants in this course will be introduced to evidence-based information that will facilitate compliance with and the implementation of infection control rules and recommendations made by federal, state, and local agencies and professional organizations.

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Emergency Medicine Part 7: Drug Overdoses

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.

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Emergency Medicine Part 6: Drug Allergies

Most allergic reactions are relatively mild and non-life-threatening, however some are acutely life-threatening – anaphylaxis. This program reviews the prevention, recognition and management of allergic reactions in the dental office environment.

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Leadership Institute - Efficient Operations

This course covers the five basic elements of establishing efficient operations including tips for a functional strategic plan, how to optimize office resources, an overview of standard operating procedures, elements of a functional governance model and the benefits of outsourcing. 

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Image is Everything: The Power of 3D Ultra-Low Dose Imaging in Dentistry

In this presentation, Dr. Antenucci will address a rationale and approach for optimal and routine radiographic imaging in clinical dentistry with 3D. Both 2D imaging such as panoramic images and panoramic bite wings, as well as 3D imaging using Ultra low Dose Conebeam technology are incorporated to achieve optimal treatment planning for the patient best care.  Protocols in imaging have changed dramatically over the course of this past decade with the introduction of new technologies that allow dentists to visualize problems and structures in infinite detail while delivering less radiation to the patient than with traditional imaging techniques. ALARA was yesterday's standard when considering diagnostic radiation and patient health and safety - ALADA is today's standard.   Today’s advanced imaging allows superior diagnosis at lower doses of radiation.

This course is sponsored by PlanMeca.

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Oral Cancer & Teen Pregnancy

These two videos offer strategies for dealing with two different sensitive topics in healthcare.  Oral Cancer: It’s Not Just for Smokers Anymore! helps viewers understand how the traditional patient profile for oral cancer is changing and more difficult to predict.  The Pregnant Teen Dental Patient demonstrates the differences between patient confidentiality and privacy.  Both videos provide support for dental care while helping the dentist protect their practice against legal and ethical issues.

The content offers questioning techniques and simulated patient conversations to help guide dentists through difficult but necessary conversations.  Because patients might see dentists more often than their physicians, these videos help dentists in their role as the front line of defense in working with sensitive issues.

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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.


Recognition Statement

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.