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Amplifying Voices: Decolonizing Dentistry (Recorded Webinar)
Author(s): Not Available
Member Price: $0.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $69.00
Course Created on: 11/21/2022
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Description:

American Dental Association on-demand webinar
This webinar was recorded November 2022.

Overview
In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, the ADA and the Society of American Indian Dentists hosted this panel discussion "Amplifying Voices: Decolonizing Dentistry." American Indians and Alaskan Natives (AI/AN), also referred to as Native Americans, currently suffer from the worst oral health outcomes in comparison to any racial or ethnic group within the United States.

The discussion covers:
• Ways to make dentistry more inclusive to indigenous populations (patients and professionals)
• How the infrastructure/profession of dentistry may challenge indigenous cultural values
•Ways indigenous populations celebrate culture in their practice
• Oral health disparities and barriers indigenous people face due to marginalization
• Personal experiences about their indigenous heritage and how it has informed and impacted their careers as dentists

Moderator: Sarah Rodgers, DMD

Panelists
Darlene Sorrell, DMD
• DezBaa Damon-Mallette, DMD
• Frederick Jeremy John, DMD
• Teague Rutherford

 

Disclaimer: The views of the presenter(s) do not necessarily represent the views of the American Dental Association

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Amplifying Voices: Patients Who Have Special Needs — Creating an Inclusive Environment and Expanding Oral Health Access (Recorded Webinar)
Author(s): Not Available
Member Price: $0.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $69.00
Course Created on: 07/07/2022
/education/ViewCourse.aspx?id=683|102349
Description:

American Dental Association on-demand webinar
This webinar was recorded on June 19, 2022.

Overview
This panel of dental professionals and patients will share tips for the whole team on making make the office more welcoming and comfortable for patients who have special healthcare needs. Panelists will share experiences and offer best practice successions on working together to achieve optimal oral health. Brought to you by the ADA Diversity and Inclusion Committee and New Dentist Committee, this next event in the "Amplifying Voices" series is open to dental professions from any career stage and from across all walks of life.

Moderator: Dr. Mark Wolff, DDS, PHD

Presenters
• Dr. Meelin Dian Chin Kit-Wells, DDS, Med
• Dr. Brooke Fukuoka, DMD, FSCD
• Dr. Steve Perlman, DDS, MScD, DHL (hon)

Learning Objectives
• Learn how to make their office more welcoming and comfortable for patients with special health care needs.
• Hear the perspectives and lessons from dentists experienced with working with patients with special health care needs.
• Understand how to work with their dental team and the patient to achieve optimal oral health

Disclaimer: The views of the presenter(s) do not necessarily represent the views of the American Dental Association

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Gaining Control of Your Dental Inventory (Dental Team Education)
Author(s): Shannon Brinker
Member Price: $29.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $29.00
Course Created on: 11/30/2021
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Description:

Although inventory control and product ordering is essential to the practice of every dental office; few have achieved an ideal balance between maintaining necessary inventory and curtailing overhead expenses; usually, they lack a system or the protocol that can make these tasks run smoothly and cost-effectively. In this Dental Team Education course, you will learn how successful inventory control begins with assessing the current situation and evaluating the practice’s systems.’ strengths and weaknesses.

Presenter: Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA CDD, Academy of Chairside Assisting

Learning objectives
• Identify and understand the current state of your dental practice’s ordering and inventory situation
• Discuss how to implement logical and efficient ordering and inventory systems into the practice
• Gain knowledge on the utilization of technological advancements to streamline ordering, manage inventory, and minimize errors

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Ergonomics: More than Just Good Posture (Dental Team Education)
Author(s): Stephanie Botts
Member Price: $29.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $29.00
Course Created on: 11/29/2021
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Description:

The dental profession is one of the most at-risk professions in the area of musculoskeletal injury due to multiple ergonomic risk factors. The dental practitioner has many elements to consider when attempting to reduce these risk factors and extend their career life. In addition to posture, which is what most people think about when the term "ergonomics" is mentioned, there are considerations in PPE, microbreaks, and operatory design. Each of these areas can either enhance or diminish the health of the dental practitioner's body. At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to identify new ergonomic concerns as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, learn about the importance of stretching and microbreaks, and the importance of operatory design and layout to preserve musculoskeletal health.

Presenter: Stephanie Botts, RDH, BSDH, CEAS

Learning objectives
Identify 'new" ergonomic concerns with the incorporation of additional PPE, such as N95 respirators and face shields
• Understand the importance and implementation of microbreaks into their daily practice, as well as the most beneficial stretches for dental practitioners
• Learn ideal operatory design for maximum efficiency and musculoskeletal health

 

 

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Ergonomics: What's Your Position? (Dental Team Education)
Author(s): Stephanie Botts
Member Price: $29.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $29.00
Course Created on: 11/29/2021
/education/ViewCourse.aspx?id=594|89763
Description:

The dental profession is at high risk for musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), with 96% of practitioners reporting pain due to clinical work habits. This is due to repetitive movements, bending, twisting, reaching, incorrect operator and patient positioning, and performing repetitive movements in a static posture. Ergonomics is the science of fitting the working environment to the practitioner instead of forcing one's body to acclimate to the environment. Practicing proper ergonomics can increase productivity, decrease pain, and lengthen one's career. Allowing the individual to practice pain-free, ergonomics can improve the quality of one's life and work satisfaction. At the conclusion of this course, participants will learn about the most common musculoskeletal disorders in dentistry, as well as ideal positioning for dental hygienists, dentists, and dental assistants.

Presenter: Stephanie Botts, RDH, BSDH, CEAS

Learning objectives
• Identify unique cumulative stress and musculoskeletal disorders that affect dental professionals
• Review patient and operator positioning to improve ergonomics and reduce pain

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Excellence in Oral Cancer: All Hands on Deck (Dental Team Education)
Author(s): Susan Cotten
Member Price: $29.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $29.00
Course Created on: 11/29/2021
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Description:

 

Excellence in Oral Cancer: Let's Give them Something to Talk About (Dental Team Education)
Author(s): Susan Cotten
Member Price: $29.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $29.00
Course Created on: 11/29/2021
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Description:

 

Front Admin: You can Effectively Lead, Strengthen, and Unite Your Team (Dental Team Education)
Member Price: $29.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $29.00
Course Created on: 11/04/2021
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Description:

In this Dental Team Education course, presenter Denise Williams-Jones, founder and owner of Next Level to Success, will discuss successful tips and strategies to use daily to encourage a strong collaboration between front and back office.  She will also suggest encouraging communication for an improved daily environment and true connection with the team.

This course covers:
• Unifying fellow team members through proven techniques and skills
• Fostering an enhanced working environment within the dental office
• Identifying how to create a "Team Centered" culture

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Help! My Filling Fell Out. To Bond or Not to Bond (Dental Team Education)
Author(s): Pam Kovar
Member Price: $29.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $29.00
Course Created on: 11/04/2021
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Description:

This is a comprehensive bonding technique and materials course for all dental team members of all skill sets. We will cover the history of bonding, technique, composites, matrices, and much more. This course helps you to avoid trouble with techniques and procedures, and become a better dental clinician. It will provide you with tools and techniques to use to perform more predictable, faster, efficient, and profitable direct restorations in your practice.

Presenter: Pam Kovar, RDA EDDA

After this course, you should be able to:
• How to choose the right adhesive system for any situation
• Be better equipped to troubleshoot post operative sensitivity and how to prevent it in the future
• Identify how to select a matrix system that works more efficiently and predictably for you and your patients

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Making a Great Impression (Dental Team Education)
Author(s): Shannon Brinker
Member Price: $29.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $29.00
Course Created on: 11/04/2021
/education/ViewCourse.aspx?id=589|89769
Description:

Impression taking has been described as an art that requires capturing the exact dimensions of the preparation, soft tissue, the architecture of margins of the preparation, and the relationship of the prepared teeth to the surrounding dentition. Even the most experienced clinician can encounter difficulties without troubleshooting bubbles, tears pull, voids, and tray contact. This Dental Team Education course provides an overview of the materials and techniques needed to master impression making.

Presenter: Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA CDD, Academy of Chairside Assisting

After this course, you should be able to:
• Identify what makes a good impression
• Determine what trays are needed to capture the best impression based on the teeth being prepared
• Explore pre-operative, diagnostic and final impression techniques
• Outline the evaluation of  PVS impressions

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