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Efficacy of secondary vs primary closure techniques for the prevention of postoperative complications after impacted mandibular third molar extractions (October 2022 Article 2)

JADA October 2022

Background.
The aim of this systematic review was to determine whether secondary closure (SC) or primary closure (PC) is better at preventing postoperative complications after impacted mandibular third-molar extraction.

Keywords.
Pain; trismus; swelling; postoperative complications; primary closure; secondary closure; third molar.


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Effect of preradiation dental intervention on incidence of osteoradionecrosis in patients with head and neck cancer (October 2022 Article 1)

JADA October 2022

Background.
The purpose of this systematic review was to examine whether dental intervention involving bone or soft-tissue manipulation preradiotherapy (pre-RT) is associated with lower rates of osteoradionecrosis of the jaw (ORNJ) in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC).

Keywords.
Head and neck cancer; osteoradionecrosis; medically complex; radiation; dental intervention.


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November 2022 ADA Dental Coding Certificate Live-Streamed Course (books included)

NOTE: THE PERSON ATTENDING MUST REGISTER THEMSELVES. Do not register under someone else's name. 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
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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
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Join coding expert Sara Stuefens, DDS, during this virtual course to extend and hone attendees coding expertise on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Central . The CDT Dental Coding course will provide necessary foundational knowledge, skill practice and reinforcement to participants in order to accurately file claims using the CDT codes.

This course will provide learners with the resources they need to support performance on the job and enable them to practice using these resources in realistic scenario-based simulations they might encounter during a typical workday.

After the course, attendees can choose to demonstrate competency with the knowledge and skills in an electronic assessment, after which they will receive a certificate of completion.

This course will use CDT 2023.

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
• Define key terms used in dental coding
• Locate resources and a glossary for assistance with terminology and codes
• Identify the correct, current claim form
• Correctly complete each field on the claim form to file claims with minimal rejection
• Explain the use of procedure codes
• Use the CDT book and CDT Companion as resources for proper coding


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November 2022 ADA Dental Coding Certificate Live-Streamed Course (books not included)

NOTE: THE PERSON ATTENDING MUST REGISTER THEMSELVES. Do not register under someone else's name. 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.

Join coding expert Sara Stuefens, DDS, during this virtual course to extend and hone attendees coding expertise on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Central . The CDT Dental Coding course will provide necessary foundational knowledge, skill practice and reinforcement to participants in order to accurately file claims using the CDT codes.

This course will provide learners with the resources they need to support performance on the job and enable them to practice using these resources in realistic scenario-based simulations they might encounter during a typical workday.

After the course, attendees can choose to demonstrate competency with the knowledge and skills in an electronic assessment, after which they will receive a certificate of completion.

This course will use CDT 2023.

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
• Define key terms used in dental coding
• Locate resources and a glossary for assistance with terminology and codes
• Identify the correct, current claim form
• Correctly complete each field on the claim form to file claims with minimal rejection
• Explain the use of procedure codes
• Use the CDT book and CDT Companion as resources for proper coding


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ACE Panel Report — Oral Health Care Practice Patterns for Geriatric Patients

Oral Health Care Practice Patterns for Geriatric Patients: An American Dental Association Clinical Evaluators (ACE) Panel Survey

Overview
The US geriatric population (≥ 65 years) is predicted to double from 35 million in 2000 to 73 million in 2030. Given this rapid expansion, how are dentists currently treating geriatric patients? What challenges do dentists face in treating this patient population? And what tools do dentists need to provide the best care? Learn the answers to these questions and more!


Presented by
Satheesh Elangovan, BDS, DSc, DMSc; Maureen Perry, DDS, MPA, MAEd; Juliana da Costa, DDS, MS; Mai-Ly Duong, DMD, MPH, MAEd; Kevin Frazier, DMD, EdS; William A. MacDonnel, DDS; Olivia Urquhart, MPH; for the Council on Scientific Affairs


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Factors influencing opioid prescribing after tooth extraction (September 2022 Article 3)

JADA September 2022

Background.
Tooth extractions account for most opioid prescriptions from dentists, but specific characteristics that influence likelihood are less established. Improving understanding can facilitate development of tailored interventions to reduce unnecessary opioid prescribing.

Keywords.
Opioid; tooth extraction; oral surgery; pain management.


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The association between vitamin D levels and caries experience in children and youth participating in National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2011-2016 (September 2022 Article 2)

JADA September 2022

Background.
Given equivocal findings from existing nationally representative studies, the authors sought to determine associations between vitamin D levels and caries experience in US children using updated National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data.

Keywords.
Pediatrics; vitamin D; caries; NHANES.


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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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