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  • Domestic Violence: Battered Patients, Bite Marks...
  • Women in Dentistry: Panel Discussion on Career a...
  • Emergency Department Referral Model in Action: A...
  • Finding the Right Fit: Picking Good Partners for...
  • Science and Skills for Talking about the HPV Vac...
  • Exclusive breast-feeding is associated with redu...
  • Impact of antibiotic prophylaxis on the incidenc...

Domestic Violence: Battered Patients, Bite Marks and Bad Dentistry

This course will inform the dental team of signs of domestic violence and symptoms that the team needs to know and how to respond to assist patients. Bite marks are an area where recognition of a patterned injury by law enforcement or emergency room personnel may require further analysis by a trained odontologist. The course will show several cases of dental malpractice and emphasize why good record keeping and proper documentation of new patients can assist you and your patients.

This course covers:

  • The history of domestic violence and how it has evolved from acceptable discipline to sometimes criminal acts
  • The types of abuse and how to interpret injuries pathognomonic for abuse
  • The significance of injuries to the head and neck
  • Why bite marks are so significant in abuse cases
  • The signs and symptoms exhibited by an abused person
  • How child, intimate partner, elder and special needs abuse are interrelated
  • The scourge of human trafficking both in the US and worldwide
  • The signs and symptoms of a human trafficking victim/situation both in your office or neighborhood

WARNING: This program contains discussion and graphic representation of violence that may be disturbing to some participants. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Women in Dentistry: Panel Discussion on Career and Financial Planning

Through a panel discussion, this course will expose participants to real-world experience from three women dentists in different stages of their career covering professional and personal milestones, communication and negotiation strategies, financial planning best practices, and women’s values and strengths.

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand key milestones commonly encountered during the career of a female dentist (professional and personal)
  • Describe effective communication and negotiation strategies
  • Apply best practices to management of their finances (business and personal)


This educational activity is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank.

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Emergency Department Referral Model in Action: Addressing Dental Access Opioid Prevention and Pain Management

The high frequency of utilization of the hospital ED by patients seeking care for non-emergent dental conditions provided the impetus for Mercy Health, Ohio’s largest healthcare provider, to develop strategic approaches to pain management and the opioid crisis by creating a definitive care concept, an evidence-based pain management curriculum, a substance abuse screening tool, and strategic utilization of the electronic medical record to track inappropriate prescribing profiles to alert and educate prescribers relative to best practices.

After completing this courses, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the development, operational approach and rationale for implementing the Definitive Care Concept
  • Recognize evidence-based approaches to pain management including preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative approaches
  • Recognize the benefits of creating tools to improve identification of at-risk patients, encourage early treatment referrals, establish acute withdrawal protocols and provide more efficient access to available PDMP databases

Presented by the ADA Council on Advocacy for Access & Prevention and M. Frank Beck, DDS, FAAHD, MAGD, FICOI, DSCDA

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Finding the Right Fit: Picking Good Partners for Your Dental Practice

Having a partner in your practice can come with notable benefits. Some of which include enhancing efficiencies, sharing office hours, and additional capacity to grow your practice.

Like any small business, a partner can also come with drawbacks including disagreements on how to invest back into the practice, handling of staffing issues, or philosophies on patient care.

Experienced practice owners will share successes and failures they have seen in their careers, along with advice to consider as you evaluate your options.

In this course, you’ll learn:

  • Reasons for considering a partnership
  • Drawbacks of partnership
  • Key philosophies potential partners should share
  • Resources for finding advisors for a planning partnership

Presented by:

  • ADA Member Advantage
  • Kirk Dewart, Director of U.S. Healthcare Programs, BMO Harris Bank

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Science and Skills for Talking about the HPV Vaccine

Oral cancer rates due to HPV are on the rise, and the role of the dentist is critical in its prevention and in the promotion of the HPV vaccine. Dentists will learn the basics of the HPV vaccine, how to initiate conversation with their patients, answer difficult questions, and get comfortable developing effective messaging techniques.

After completing this courses, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic science of the HPV vaccine and how it works
  • Initiate conversations around the HPV vaccine and answer difficult questions
  • Comfortably develop effective messaging techniques around the HPV vaccine

Presented by the ADA Council on Advocacy for Access & Prevention and Robin Wright, PhD, Director, Research and Policy Center of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

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Exclusive breast-feeding is associated with reduced pacifier sucking in children (November 2019 Article 2)

JADA November 2019

Background. Studies suggest that when children do not achieve the emotional satiety and adequate stimulus provided by breast-feeding, they exhibit sucking behaviors. This study aimed to estimate the association from 4 through 6 months of exclusive breast-feeding (EB) postpartum and pacifier-sucking behavior at 12 months of life.

Key Words. Breast-feeding; epidemiology; sucking behavior; pacifiers.

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Impact of antibiotic prophylaxis on the incidence, nature, magnitude, and duration of bacteremia associated with dental procedures (November 2019 Article 3)

JADA November 2019

Background. Antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) is used routinely in high-risk groups of patients to reduce bacteremia and the risk of developing infective endocarditis (IE). In this systematic review, the authors evaluated the efficacy of AP on the incidence, nature, magnitude, and duration of postdental procedure bacteremia.

Key Words. Amoxicillin; bacteremia; prophylaxis; antibiotics; clindamycin; infective endocarditis.

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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.


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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.