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Caries Disease: Can It Be Treated or Controlled?
Member Price: $0.00
CE Credit(s): 2
Retail Price: $0.00
Course Created on: 03/24/2020
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Description:

The clinical failure rate of posterior composites is nearly twice that of amalgam restorations, with secondary caries as the principal cause. It is now well accepted that restoring carious lesions does not affect caries disease incidence. The panel will review the current status of caries management as a chronic disease and the relative effectiveness of current restorative materials, before previewing a next-generation antimicrobial technology with the potential to change the prognosis for restorations, thus affecting disease outcomes.

Presentation 1: “Caries Balance and the Management of Biofilm for Effective Caries Treatment.”
Presenter: John Featherstone, PhD, MSc, Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus, UCSF School of Dentistry

Presentation 2: “Do Current Materials (GIs, SDF, ‘bioactives,’ antimicrobial desensitizers, calcium-release therapies) do Enough? What actually constitutes a ‘preventive’ restoration?”
Presenter: Brian Gray, DDS

Presentation 3: “Can Minimally Invasive Restoratives Truly Replace Amalgam, with the Help of New Non-leaching Antimicrobial Technologies? What impact Would that Have on Clinical Dentistry?”
Presenter: John Flucke, DDS

Learning Objectives

  • Re-orient the clinician’s perspective of caries management and cariology. In certain individuals, why is it still rampant?
  • Examine the benefits, limitations, and drawbacks of glass Ionomers, SDF, “bioactive” and other materials in the current caries armamentarium
  • Discover how next-generation materials that contain non-leaching antimicrobial technology may improve the outcome of posterior restorations

 

Sponsored by nobio

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Webinar: COVID-19 Infection Control Protocols & Procedures
Author(s): Not Available
Member Price: $0.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $0.00
Course Created on: 03/20/2020
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Description:

American Dental Association on-demand webinar
Release date:
Friday, March 20, 2020 

Overview
Infection control experts representing the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) provide the dental community with practical guidance and education as we all navigate the challenges that COVID-19 is presenting to our profession.

In this course, learners will:

  • Learn the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic for the dental practice.
  • Gain advice from infection control experts on procedures for their dental office specifically geared towards preventing coronavirus spread.
  • Hear answers to commonly asked questions regarding dental practice in the wake of COVID-19.

This course is free and open to all
Non-dentists and non-members are welcome to take this course. You’ll be asked for an ADA Login when registering. Creating an account is free and does not require membership. Follow the links below to create an account.

Non-dentists
Non-dentists can create accounts here

Non-members
Most U.S. dentists and dental students, regardless of membership status, have an ADA number, which functions as your User ID. To retrieve your ID, please visit Forgot User ID.

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ACE Panel Reports 1 & 2 2018
Member Price: $5.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $40.00
Course Created on: 03/04/2020
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Description:

ACE Panel Reports study 1: Posterior Composite Restoration

Description: This course provides clinical recommendation by experts in the field on when, why, and how a resin composite restoration should be repaired as opposed to being replaced. The ACE Panel report delivers the results of a study taken by 311 dentists surveyed on posterior composite restorations; bulk fill products vs. incremental products; top reasons to repair or replace a restoration.

ACE Panel Reports study 2: Bioactive Materials

Description: This course provides a complete in-depth definition of bioactive materials as suggested by experts in the field and available literature on the topic.The ACE Panel report delivers the results of a study taken by 318 dentists surveyed on bioactive materials used as cements, as a liner or in restoration; most used products, and major concerns in adopting these bioactive materials.

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Baby Boomers: From Periodontitis to Xerostomia and Beyond
Author(s): Dr. Samuel Low
Member Price: $98.00
CE Credit(s): 2
Retail Price: $138.00
Course Created on: 02/24/2020
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Description:

The over age 55 population will increase significantly We now see a major increase/frequency of oral conditions, such as chronic inflammation and tooth loss periodontitis, xerostomia with compromised lifestyle, and root caries that’s difficult to find and treat. This course will review these primary diseases, from diagnosis to management, with an emphasis on dry mouth, nonsurgical periodontal care, and reducing root caries. Learn effective patient scripting for positive case acceptance.

After ter this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the etiology and management of xerostomia and resulting caries
  • Incorporate effective screening techniques for the over-55 population
  • Communicate more effectively for successful case presentation to this generation

This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

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Guideline on Antibiotic Use for the Urgent Management of Dental Pain and Intraoral Swelling
Member Price: $49.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $69.00
Course Created on: 01/09/2020
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Description:

The overuse of antibiotics has resulted in bacterial strains that are resistant to these medications. To improve antibiotic stewardship and reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance, the ADA has released a clinical practice guideline on the use of antibiotics for the urgent management of pulpal- and periapical-related dental pain and intraoral swelling. This course provides an overview of the guideline and addresses when to prescribe and when not to prescribe antibiotics for clinical scenarios involving symptomatic irreversible pulpitis, symptomatic apical periodontitis, and localized acute apical abscess.

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the current evidence on antibiotic use in dentistry
  • Incorporate into practice the latest ADA recommendations for the use of antibiotics for dental pain and swelling
  • Work with patients to identify the situations when antibiotics may or may not be necessary
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Recognition and Management of Pemphigus Vulgaris for the Dental Provider
Member Price: $0.00
CE Credit(s): 1.5
Retail Price: $0.00
Course Created on: 12/04/2019
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Description:

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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Conquering the Conflict: Ending the War between the Front and the Back
Author(s): Mary Govoni, Tyler Kerr
Member Price: $98.00
CE Credit(s): 2
Retail Price: $138.00
Course Created on: 12/03/2019
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Description:

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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Following the Path of Oral Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
Member Price: $73.50
CE Credit(s): 1.5
Retail Price: $103.50
Course Created on: 11/04/2019
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Description:

The path to oral cancer diagnosis involves the diagnosis and treatment of the cancer. The diagnosis of oral cancer involves the discussion of risk factors with the patient, a hands-on evaluation of radiographs, intraoral tissue, and the head and neck area. Once a suspicion is established of a lesion, the patient is referred for further evaluation by the treatment specialist. It is important to realize that the sooner a specious lesion if diagnosed and staged, the better the outcome. The lecture further covers the need for the general dentist and specialist to work together with post-treatment care.

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Explore the basics of the oral cancer screening exam
  • Examine the specialist’s viewpoint of staging and treatment for defined cancer lesions
  • Discuss the follow-up care necessary for head and neck cancer patients
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Science and Skills for Talking about the HPV Vaccine
Member Price: $0.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $0.00
Course Created on: 10/30/2019
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Description:

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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Beat the Biofilm Blues: Exploring Options for Biofilm Control
Author(s): Kim Miller
Member Price: $98.00
CE Credit(s): 2
Retail Price: $138.00
Course Created on: 10/29/2019
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Description:

Your patient has little or no calculus, little or no bleeding upon probing and pockets in the 4-5 mm range. When you start to scale, it’s a bloody mess. Your patient has a biofilm infection. What do you tell your patient and how do you treat it? This course will give you the confidence to diagnose and treat biofilm infections and save lives.

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of a biofilm infection
  • Understand the role of specific bacteria
  • Understand treatment options and modalities
  • Confidently diagnose and treat biofilm infections
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