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  • Phishing and Ransomware
  • Nine Tips for Quick Review of a Contract
  • Be a Nonsurgical Caries Management Matchmaker
  • Todays Top Restorative Tips
  • Communications Coding and Collections
  • Differential Diagnosis of Oral Lesions
  • Diagnosis and Management of the Dental Emergency...

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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Nine Tips for Quick Review of a Contract

This course will teach strategies for reviewing contracts. Learn to identify contractual provisions that can cause problems later and how to parse through these provisions.

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify contractual provisions that can cause later problems
  • Distinguish issues in the provisions
  • Strategize ways to address those issues

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Be a Nonsurgical Caries Management Matchmaker

Brush up on everything you’ve forgotten since dental school by joining us for a look at the wide swath of nonsurgical interventions available for managing cavitated and noncavitated lesions. Which intervention is most effective? How did we come to these conclusions? This review of the American Dental Association’s latest clinical practice guideline, which focuses on the nonsurgical management of caries, will provide you with a comprehensive review of all available strategies.

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify carious lesions that are suitable to receive nonsurgical interventions
  • Determine the effectiveness of nonsurgical approaches to caries management
  • Incorporate current ADA recommendations on nonsurgical approaches to caries management

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Todays Top Restorative Tips

Dentistry is changing at a rapid pace. Being successful and efficient is about staying on top of the newest trends and clinical recommendations. In this course, Dr. Brady will present the top clinical tips and techniques she is teaching. Some are older tried-and-true approaches that remain successful, while others introduce brand new materials and approaches. Tips will span the areas of composites, indirect all ceramics, bonding, impressions and temporaries.

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply posterior and anterior composite techniques
  • Implement indirect ceramic preparation, bonding and cementation
  • Perform tissue management, impressions and provisionalization

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Communications Coding and Collections

When the first question a patient asks is "how much will my insurance pay," it becomes clear that our daily lives revolve around insurance. Learn to step out of that mindset and step into customer service, quality health care and, ultimately, a profitable practice. Discover how excellent communication, proper coding and above average collections can impact your practice’s efficiency and financial health. Walk out of this high-energy course feeling recharged.

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Incorporate new communication techniques to ensure cooperation
  • Embrace new coding and collections efficiencies
  • Determine what a patient-focused practice looks like

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Differential Diagnosis of Oral Lesions

Development of a working differential diagnosis is one of the most difficult tasks in the diagnostic sequence. This course will cover pathology terminology, provide clinical case presentations focusing on a variety of pathological conditions, and review the use of an audience response polling system to help you in the decision-making process. You will leave this course with a fresh perspective of oral pathology and information needed to identify and diagnose oral lesions.

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the diagnostic process required to formulate a differential diagnosis
  • Formulate differential diagnoses on soft tissue and radiographic lesions
  • Identify the etiology and management of various oral pathological conditions

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Diagnosis and Management of the Dental Emergency Patient

Patients' perception of pain, the primitive tools that the dental clinician utilizes to assess and diagnose, and the understanding of pulpal pathosis sometimes make it difficult to determine the origin of dental pain. It is important to understand how pulpal pain manifests itself and to deal with it accordingly. This course will teach the basic principles of pulpal pathosis and its relation to dental pain and share treatment and management options for acute dental emergencies.

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify perceived dental pain and its correlation to pulpal pathosis
  • Recognize pulpal deterioration and determine any and all treatment modalities
  • Determine when usage of pharmaceuticals and appropriate treatment is indicated

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2018 Course Updates

Dr Geza Terezhalmy

ADA CE Online adds and updates courses monthly to help you achieve your best. Check out the updated multi-part series from known expert Dr. Geza Terezhalmy on various facets of Pharmacology including topics such as antibacterial agents, analgesics, the top 200 prescription drugs, and more.


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.