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ADA 2018 Annual Meeting

 
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: 12/31/2019
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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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    Dental Ethics
    Author(s): Arthur Curley
    Member Price: $87.00
    CE Credit(s): 3
    Retail Price: $147.00
    Course Created on: 04/30/2019
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    Description:

    This course, mandated by many states for all licensed dental practitioners, covers ethical issues in dental practice, including boundary issues, fiduciary duty, the patient’s best interest, scope of practice, overdiagnosis, overtreatment, impaired practitioners, unjustifiable and justifiable criticism, negligence, insurance fraud, patient records, and confidentiality.

    After this course, you will be able to:

    • Recognize the scope of current ethical issues in dental practice
    • Avoid or prevent clinical ethical problems
    • Educate associates and staff to resolve clinical ethical issues

    BRUSHUP30

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    Dental Instrument Cleanliness
    Member Price: $29.00
    CE Credit(s): 1
    Retail Price: $49.00
    Course Created on: 04/11/2019
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    Description:

    Can a dental instrument be sterile but dirty? When it comes to reprocessing of dental instruments, how clean is clean enough? Does the cleanliness of an instrument affect its ability to be sterilized? What is a single-use instrument? What does the Food and Drug Administration consider to be a validated cleaning process? This course will examine these other issues concerning the cleanliness of dental instruments, including American Dental Association laboratory research on cleanliness.

    After this course, you will be able to:

    • Recognize the difference between clean and sterile

    • Describe how instrument cleanliness affects its ability to be sterilized

    • Determine how clean is clean enough for dental instruments

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    Minimal Intervention, Maximal Outcomes
    Member Price: $73.00
    CE Credit(s): 2.5
    Retail Price: $123.00
    Course Created on: 04/10/2019
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    Description:

    Minimally invasive dentistry is a hot topic. It’s very easy to talk about taking away less tooth structure, but it is more difficult to apply this concept to achieve predictable esthetic and functional results. This course will give clinicians the tools needed to successfully and immediately expand the use of minimally invasive dentistry in their daily practices.

    After this course, you will be able to:

    • Systematize and apply principles of smile designUtilize simplified protocols for preparation, placement and finishing
    • Gain familiarity with several minimally invasive treatments, techniques and materials
    • Recognize the protocol of combining orthodontic and restorative modalities
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    Good to Great: Mastering Adhesion and Posterior Composites
    Author(s): Dr. Alan Atlas
    Member Price: $87.00
    CE Credit(s): 3
    Retail Price: $147.00
    Course Created on: 04/09/2019
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    Description:

    Key fundamental concepts will determine the long-term favorable outcome of direct composite resin restorations. This course will provide a current scientific update of adhesive systems and direct esthetic materials and indicate which systems and composite materials to utilize for specific cavity preparations. Evidence-based, step-by-step protocols for preparation, placement and finishing techniques to achieve precise margins and consistent contacts will be covered.

    After this course, you will be able to:

    • Describe the optimal adhesives and materials for specific cavity preparations
    • Utilize simplified protocols for preparation, placement and finishing
    • Achieve precise margins and solid contacts and eliminate post-operative sensitivity

    ecenov20

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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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