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  • Forensic Dentistry: From the Cradle to the Grave
  • Conquering the Conflict: Ending the War between ...
  • Efficacy of preprocedural mouthrinses in the red...
  • Reducing carious lesions during the first 4 year...
  • Patient-reported receipt of oral cancer screenin...
  • Recognition and Management of Pemphigus Vulgaris...
  • Domestic Violence: Battered Patients, Bite Marks...


Forensic Dentistry: From the Cradle to the Grave

John P. Kenney, DDS, MS, FACD, FAAPD, FAAFS, has decades of experience as a forensic odontologist. In this class, Dr. Kenney taps his expertise as he guides you through the history, importance and practical applications of the specialty.

This course covers:

  • The history and background of forensic odontology
  • How odontology, pathology and anthropology interact in death investigations
  • The role of dental ageing for legal purposes
  • How good dental records including charting previously done work or offices referred to can be critical in dental identification cases.
  • The role of DPAA-CIL, the DOD Central Identification Laboratory
  • The key role odontology plays in mass fatality incidents
  • The necessity of an esthetic oral autopsy on viewable victims
  • Bite mark evidence and how it has evolved
  • Examples of dental malpractice and fraud, and the importance of complete and accurate records in your office.

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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Conquering the Conflict: Ending the War between the Front and the Back

Have you ever wondered why the members of your team just don’t understand why you do things the way you do? Does your team experience the typical war between the front office and the back office? The speaker will examine the communication and procedural conflicts that occur in practices and discuss strategies for creating a seamless customer service experience for patients. Gain clear-cut methods to help your team members understand each other’s roles and improve cooperation.

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Implement methods to enhance communication between the business and clinical team members

  • Understand what causes communication breakdowns between the business and clinical teams


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Efficacy of preprocedural mouthrinses in the reduction of microorganisms in aerosol (December 2019 Article 3)

JADA December 2019

Background. The authors of this systematic review aimed to evaluate the efficacy of preprocedural mouthrinses in reducing the number of microorganisms disseminated by means of the aerosol generated via dental procedures when compared with a placebo, water, or no mouthrinse.

Key Words. Mouthrinses; preprocedural; aerosols; chlorhexidine; essential oils; cetylpyridinium chloride; microorganisms; dental office; cross-infection.


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Reducing carious lesions during the first 4 years of life (December 2019 Article 2)

JADA December 2019

Background. Caries in Peruvian 0- through 3-year-olds is high. The dental profession should collaborate with nurses at mother and child health (MCH) clinics for reducing the disease. In this randomized clinical trial, the authors tested an integrated intervention program implemented by nurses and dentists.

Key Words. Caries; epidemiology; dental public health; Caries Assessment Spectrum and Treatment; atraumatic restorative treatment; mother and child health care; public health system; primary dentition; caries.


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Patient-reported receipt of oral cancer screenings and smoking cessation counseling from US oral health care providers (December 2019 Article 1)

JADA December 2019

Background. Oral health care providers are encouraged to screen for oral cancer (OC) and oropharyngeal cancer (OP) and promote smoking cessation to their patients. In this study, theauthors investigated the prevalence and correlates of receiving OC and OP screening and tobacco and OC and OP counseling from oral health care providers.

Key Words. Clinical protocols; dental public health; minority groups; NHANES; oral cancer; smoking; smoking cessation; tobacco smoking; tobacco-use cessation.


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Recognition and Management of Pemphigus Vulgaris for the Dental Provider

Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is a chronic, blistering disorder that affects approximately 30,000 individuals in the United States.

In almost 80% of cases, the first sign of disease is oral blistering, so dentists often play a key role in the referral of patients. In nearly half of patients, lesions spread, with nasal and/or laryngeal involvement. Blistering of the skin may occur on any part of the body and is often accompanied by burning, pain, itching, or stinging, with a significant adverse impact on quality of life and mental health.

Dental providers must work closely with rheumatologists and dermatologists to recognize and differentially diagnose patients with PV. In this activity, the central role of the dental provider in coordinating multidisciplinary care of patients with PV will be addressed, as well as the clinical symptomology and current treatment paradigms of PV.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine the clinical symptomology of PV as well as the impact of disease on patient quality of life.
  • Review strategies for the timely identification and referral of patients with suspected PV.
  • Review current treatment paradigms for patients with PV.
  • Evaluate effective approaches for the multidisciplinary care of patients with PV.

 

This course is sponsored by Vindico Medical Education.

 


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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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