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Children’s dental service use reflects their parents’ dental service experience and insurance (December 2020 Article 3)

JADA December 2020

Background. Decisions about children’s oral health care are made by parents. Parents’ dental insurance, dental service use, and perceived affordability all influence their children’s oral health care.

Key Words. Health policy; insurance, dental; Medicaid; oral health; oral health care use; oral health care for children.


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Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of young adults regarding the impact of electronic cigarette use on oral health (December 2020 Article 2)

JADA December 2020

Background. The popularity and prevalence of electronic cigarette (EC) usage has continued to surge to 35 million worldwide, with one-half of users younger than 34 years. Despite emerging research suggesting deleterious oral health effects, the perceptions of EC users concerning oral health effects remain unknown. The purpose of this study was to explore knowledge, attitudes, and practices of young adults regarding the impact of EC use on oral health.

Key Words. Electronic cigarettes; vaping; nicotine; cessation.


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Use of low-dose naltrexone in the management of chronic pain conditions (December 2020 Article 1)

JADA December 2020

Background. The authors aimed to evaluate the efficacy of low-dose naltrexone in the management of chronic pain conditions and determine its potential use in orofacial pain management.

Key Words. Neurogenic; inflammation; naltrexone; temporomandibular; pain; chronic.


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COVID-19 PPE and Me: Issues, Questions, Concerns, and Workarounds (Recorded Webinar)

American Dental Association on-demand webinar
The information contained in this program was current as of Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020.

Course Overview
All aspects of reopening your practice after COVID-19 are discussed, including implementing effective protocols for efficient productivity, staff concerns, patient perception and scheduling. Practice real estate, location suitability and facility modifications will also be reviewed. Exit plans, pre- and post-COVID, are one of the primary topics analyzed, along with practice entry opportunities pre- vs. post-COVID. There will be a discussion on practice values post-COVID in light of the continued availability of lender financing. The possible impact on the future of corporate practice will also be explored. Finally, contingency planning for future unbelievable events and the importance of strategic planning will be considered.

In this course, the learner should be able to:
Understand the issues related to enhanced personal protective equipment (PPE) use during the COVID-19 pandemic
Recognize the ergonomics challenges and current concerns related to the use of this PPE
Discuss potential workarounds or "hacks" to improve comfort

Moderator
Dr. Manish Chopra, PT, MBA, MS

Presenters
Ms. Tamara James, MA, CPE
Mr. Timothy Caruso
Dr. Robert A. Werner, MD, MS

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

This course is free for ADA members and $69 for non-members
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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ADA Accelerator Series — Decoding Your Business Data (Recorded Webinar)

American Dental Association on-demand webinar
The information contained in this program was current as of Oct. 26, 2020.

Overview
Making real financial progress towards your goals is a universal priority for business owners, and dentists who own their own practices are no exception.
BMO Harris’ Vlatka Puljic, the relationship manager for ADA member dentists and their practice financing needs, gives tips, tricks, and on-trend advice from the experts at BMO Harris and helps you learn how to proactively navigate through different business cycles.

This presentation will help you:
• Assess your financial statements
• Become familiar with top ratios when evaluating performance
• Find banking products available to ADA members

About the Accelerator Series
The ADA Accelerator Series
is a program designed to provide member-driven, on-demand access to financial, leadership, self-care and work/life tools to help fast forward dentists careers, their way.

This series includes:
• Regular webinars hosted by experts on topics such as parental leave planning, negotiating for what you deserve and building confidence as a leader.
• Tips on keeping your life, career and everything else in balance - from other dentists who’ve been there
• Opportunities to expand leadership skills
• Self-care and wellness support

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


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Oral chronic graft-versus-host disease — What the general dental practitioner needs to know (November 2020 Article 3)

JADA November 2020

Background. Long-term survivors of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation will increasingly seek care from dental providers.

Key Words. Oral graft-versus-host-disease; hematopoietic stem cell transplantation; oral care; dental treatment; xerostomia; hyposalivation; caries; oral candidiasis; trismus.


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Prescribing of antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent infective endocarditis (November 2020 Article 2)

JADA November 2020

Background. In 2007, the American Heart Association recommended that antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) be restricted to those at high risk of developing complications due to infective endocarditis (IE) undergoing invasive dental procedures. The authors aimed to estimate the appropriateness of AP prescribing according to type of dental procedure performed in patients at high risk, moderate risk, or low or unknown risk of developing IE complications.

Key Words. Infective endocarditis; antibiotic prophylaxis; dental procedures; guidelines; prevention; antibiotic stewardship; risk.


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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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