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Management of painful temporomandibular disorders (February 2022 Article 3)

JADA February 2022

Background.
Patients often seek consultation with dentists for temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). The objectives of this article were to describe the methods of a large prospective cohort study of painful TMD management, practitioners’ and patients’ characteristics, and practitioners’ initial treatment recommendations conducted by The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network (the "network").

Keywords.
Prospective; National Dental Practice-Based Research Network; temporomandibular disorders; dental practitioners.


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Survey of opioid prescribing among dentists indicates need for more effective education regarding pain management (February 2022 Article 2)

JADA February 2022

Background.
Background. Dentists commonly prescribe opioids and are the highest prescribers of opioids to patients 18 years and younger. Little is known about dentists’ beliefs regarding opioids and other analgesics.

Keywords.
Pain; prescriptions; drugs; opioids; adolescents; practice guidelines; dentists; oral surgery.


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A cross-sectional analysis of oral health care spending over the life span in commercial- and Medicaid-insured populations (February 2022 Article 1)

JADA February 2022

Background.
Life course theory creates a better framework to understand how oral health care needs and challenges align with specific phases of the life span, care models, social programs, and changes in policy.

Keywords.
Medicaid; commercial dental insurance; life course; caries; periodontal; oral cancer.


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A Family Affair: Caregiving, Oral Health and Health Literacy Considerations Across the Lifespan (Recorded Webinar)

 American Dental Association on-demand webinar
The information contained in this program was current as of November 2021.

Course Overview
The family caregiver plays a critical role in the maintenance of the family’s oral health. In celebration of November as National Family Caregivers Month, come and learn about oral health and health literacy family caregiving considerations across the lifespan

Presented by the ADA’s Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention (CAAP).

Facilitators:
Alice Horowitz, PhD
Jeffrey Cantor, DDS
Nicole Augustine, QIDP

Learning objectives:
Describe 3 approaches to teach pregnant women how to keep their infants cavity free
• Understand what 'teach back' is and how to use it
• Describe specific oral health challenges for disabled children, adults and the elderly, and learn strategies to improve care
• Understand the unique role of the family caregiver, and receive concrete tips on what clinicians need to know when working with special populations and their caregivers

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

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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Amplifying Voices: Empower You (Recorded Webinar)

American Dental Association on-demand webinar
This webinar was recorded on Nov. 16 2021.

Overview
An effective leader doesn’t just empower themselves, they empower others too. In this ADA Amplifying Voices series webinar recording, panelists representing various career stages from student to established dentist will share how you can empower yourself while also cultivating the leadership of others as you advance along your path. The session provides tools to help attendees and other’s develop self-advocacy skills, navigate imposter syndrome, and become more fully realized leaders in their practices, dental societies, and larger communities.

Presenters:
Amrita Patel, D.D.S.
Jessica Meeske, D.D.S.
Rico D. Short, D.M.D.
Michael C. Farmer, D.M.D., F.I.C.D., F.A.C.D.
Lyle S. Chad Reedy, D.D.S.

Learning objectives
• Understand how to empower themselves as leaders
• Understand how to cultivate the leadership in others
• Learn tools to develop self-advocacy, navigate imposter syndrome, and become more fully realized leaders.

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


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Highchair Dental Care: A Revolutionary Practice Model for Infants and Toddlers

Highchair Dental Care is an age-appropriate oral health care model — developed by Winifred J. Booker, D.D.S., F.A.A.P.D. — that identifies the opportunity to promote healthy behaviors at the point of care.

The purpose of the course is to share this revolutionary practice model with oral health professionals to:
• Help encourage more of these dental care providers to endear the 1 year-old patient
• Empower these dentists and dental hygienists with the most applicable and useful resources to do so

Dr. Booker shows you how this unique practice of dentistry is designed to excite more parents to decisively identify a dental home for their new baby before or by age 1. Highchair Dental Care provides an optimistic and insightful approach to infant oral health care. It teaches dental professionals an alternative way to treat children beginning as early as 8 months, while at the same time educating parents and caregivers. At this age babies can sit well for several minutes without support. The highchair provides the safety and security needed to conduct the proper infant oral exam. It also allows the infant this first examination in an environment familiar to them, which a traditional dental chair cannot.

Strategies that engage a child’s natural inclination to open their mouth, to laugh or to eat is a part of the course instruction. By placing the baby in a highchair, they are comfortable and usually most willing to open-wide for their first oral examination and dental cleaning. It is a child-friendly approach to patient care that works well with most infants.

The Highchair Dental Care Practice Model offers an alternative standard to address infant oral health. This Practice Model draws attention to the importance of innovation and early interventions to prevent early childhood caries and other potential unfavorable sequelae.


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Educating Future Dental Professionals to Optimally Treat Patients who have Special Healthcare Needs (Recorded Webinar)

 American Dental Association on-demand webinar
This webinar was recorded in September 2021

Course Overview
This session of the Achieving Optimal Oral Health series is focused on dental school training opportunities that have incorporated special healthcare needs as part of their program design. The focus is clinical rotations that value diverse patient populations with varying needs. Attendees will hear from four dental programs at: University of Iowa, University of Pennsylvania, Tufts University, and New York University. This session is hosted by the Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention and moderated by Dr. Karin Arsenault.

This is one of three webinars in the ADA’s Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention (CAAP) Achieving Optimal Oral Health series.

Presenters:
Leonardo Marchini, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Mark Wolff, D.D.S., Ph.D
Darren Drag, D.D.S.
Courtney Chinn, D.D.S.

Learning objectives:
• Learn from multiple dental school leaders how they are incorporating special needs populations into their dental student curriculum
• Learn why clinical rotations are valuable to their learning as a dental leader
• Explore ways to expose students to various practice models that cater to and/or incorporate patients who have special health care needs

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

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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About ADA CE Online

ADA's Online CE platform provides trusted education to dental professionals at your convenience.  Our ever-growing catalog of clinical, practice management, and personal development education offers peer-reviewed continuing education credits to fit your resources and schedule.  Credits earned through this platform are maintained for all users in an online transcript that you can access when you need your verification letters.

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The ADA is a CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.