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Restorative Dentistry

The Special Considerations of Pain Management and Opioid Use in Older Adults (Recorded Webinar)
Member Price: $0.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $69.00
Course Created on: 06/20/2022

American Dental Association on-demand webinar
This presentation was recorded on June 17, 2022

Course Overview
Many older people have a variety of systemic diseases that have an impact on their oral health care. Analgesic medications may be part of a patient’s comprehensive treatment plan for relieving pain after third molar extractions, for example.
Pain management in older, medically complex patients requires special considerations. As physiologic, cognitive, and social factors change, so does the approach to patient centered management of oral healthcare. Dentists prescribing opioids for pain management has evolved but increased awareness to identify misuse, specifically by older adults is needed.

Learning Objectives
• Describe special considerations for treating older adults, assessing their pain and interpreting their health status
• Review risk factors for opioid toxicity in older adults
• Summarize opioid misuse in older adult population

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Expedited Excellence in Direct Restorations
Member Price: $49.00
CE Credit(s): 1.5
Retail Price: $69.00
Course Created on: 01/11/2022

This course originally presented at the ADA SmileCon Virtual 2021.

This course will discuss the newest adhesive materials on the dental market. You will learn how to increase efficiency and results with the posterior restorations using unique techniques.This course will focus on the benefits and advantages of bulk fill posterior composite and universal adhesives. It will also review matrices, polishing techniques, etc to take your restorations to the next level!

Learning Objectives:
• Explore the advantages of using bulk fill posterior composite
• Discuss several placement techniques for bulk fill resin that will save time and increase predictability
• Review quick and effective matrix techniques for posterior restorations

Presenter: Joshua Austin, DDS, PLLC

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Sports Dentistry: Athletic Mouthguards
Author(s): Dr. Ray Padilla
Member Price: $49.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $69.00
Course Created on: 02/25/2016

The use of properly fabricated custom made mouthguards has been shown to significantly reduce both the incidence and severity of orofacial injury in contact sports. In the course,  an evidence based review of athletic mouthguards (facts and fiction), including the utilization and fabrication of pressure thermoformed laminated mouthguards, the description of the different types of mouthguard designs, and the marketing and promotion of injury prevention programs for your private practice or community will be discussed. Participants will experience the difference between vacuum made and pressure made mouthguards and shown the technique for pressure lamination, which provides the best combination of comfort and protection.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand of the modern dental literature in all forms of athletic mouthguards, from over the counter to pressure thermoformed.
  2. Review what is available in over the counter store bought mouthguards and be able to educate your patients on their shortcomings as compared to the preferred custom made pressure laminated mouthguards.
  3. Be informed on the differences between vacuum made mouthguards and pressure laminated mouthguards with respect to their diagnosis, design and fabrication
  4. Describe indications and techniques for appliances made with the thermoforming pressure technique.
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