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Safe and Responsible Prescribing of Opioid Analgesics
Author(s): Dr.. Paul Moore
Member Price: $58.00
CE Credit(s): 2
Retail Price: $98.00
Course Created on: 12/31/2010
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Description:

Safe, effective treatment of acute postoperative pain is essential for patient satisfaction and a successful dental practice. This course will review how, beyond providing a prescription for an opioid-containing analgesic, several strategies are now accepted to improve acute postoperative pain management, including using peripherally acting analgesics and steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs preoperatively and intraoperatively and administration of long-acting local anesthetics to delay pain onset.

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop a rationale for combining two peripherally acting analgesics (acetaminophen, ibuprofen)
  • Incorporate regulations and guidelines regarding opioid use for managing acute pain
  • Discuss recommendations for safe, responsible use of prescription opioid analgesics

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Oral Cancer Screening and Radiotherapy Morbidity Management
Member Price: $73.00
CE Credit(s): 2.5
Retail Price: $123.00
Course Created on: 02/08/2019
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Description:

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
Member Price: $29.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $49.00
Course Created on: 02/01/2019
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Description:

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
Member Price: $29.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $49.00
Course Created on: 01/29/2019
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Description:

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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Management and Prevention of Dental Erosion
Member Price: $44.00
CE Credit(s): 1.5
Retail Price: $74.00
Course Created on: 01/24/2019
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Description:

Is the enamel loss you observe in a patient due to bruxism or dental acid erosion? This course will share cases demonstrating dental acid erosion. How to distinguish dental acid erosion from bruxism and differentiate acid erosion caused by dietary acids from gastroesophageal reflux or bulimia will be covered. Techniques to document the progression of erosion and keys to managing and preventing dental acid erosion will also be highlighted.

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the clinical signs of dental erosion
  • Identify patients at risk for dental erosion
  • Provide strategies for management and prevention

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Nine Tips for Quick Review of a Contract
Member Price: $29.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $49.00
Course Created on: 01/18/2019
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Description:

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
Member Price: $29.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $49.00
Course Created on: 01/17/2019
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Description:

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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Today's Top Restorative Tips
Member Price: $44.00
CE Credit(s): 1.5
Retail Price: $74.00
Course Created on: 01/16/2019
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Description:

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
Author(s): Laci Phillips
Member Price: $73.00
CE Credit(s): 2.5
Retail Price: $123.00
Course Created on: 01/15/2019
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Description:

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
Author(s): Dr.. John Alonge
Member Price: $87.00
CE Credit(s): 3
Retail Price: $147.00
Course Created on: 01/11/2019
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Description:

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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