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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...
  • Oral Cancer Screening and Radiotherapy Morbidity...
  • Effect of Translucency on Zirconia Properties
  • CDT Code Open Forum: How Dentists Shape the HIPA...

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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Oral Cancer Screening and Radiotherapy Morbidity Management

Oral squamous cell carcinoma is an aggressive epithelial malignancy that is the sixth most common neoplasm in the world today. Despite numerous advances in treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, the long-term survival has remained poor. Further, radiotherapy can cause significant long-term morbidities. Therefore, the dental team plays a critical role in both the early detection of premalignant lesions and management of radiation sequela.

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Conduct a comprehensive visual tactile exam and develop a differential diagnosis of common oral lesions\
  • Discuss the findings of the new American Dental Association oral cancer screening guidelines
  • Define the role of dental professionals in identifying and managing radiotherapy related morbidities

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Effect of Translucency on Zirconia Properties

Does the translucency of your zirconia restoration have an effect on its mechanical properties? If so, should you be concerned about it? This course examines the effect that translucency has on properties, such as flexural strength and fracture toughness, based on testing performed in the American Dental Association Research Laboratory on specimens prepared by different dental laboratories around the world.

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the effect of translucency on the mechanical properties of zirconia
  • Describe how dental laboratory processing can affect zirconia restoration outcomes
  • Evaluate how mechanical property values of zirconia are determined

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CDT Code Open Forum: How Dentists Shape the HIPAA Standard

The Current Dental Terminology (CDT) Code evolves annually to meet needs of dentists and the dental community. This course will review significant CDT changes for 2019 to illustrate the process. Participants in this course are encouraged to ask questions and express their thoughts on current and upcoming CDT Code versions as well as their new procedure concepts. American Dental Association members from the Council on Dental Benefit Programs are the moderators and will answer questions.

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize how the CDT Code evolves to stay relevant
  • Evaluate the dentist’s role in annual CDT Code maintenance
  • Prepare and submit a CDT Code action request

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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.