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ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

What you never knew about tooth sensitivity…and how to effectively treat it!

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Course Type: elearning

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dentists

  

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Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will understand:

» The two causes of / how to treat / and how to prevent / dentinal hypersensitivity found with:
o General sensitivity
o Exposed root sensitivity
o Post restorative (including crowns) sensitivity
o Hygiene and post periodontal surgery
o Teeth whitening

» Why some teeth end up requiring endodontic therapy at some point after new crowns and other restorations – and how to prevent that from ever happening again.

» How various desensitizers work, and what to look for in the ideal desensitizer.

» Why some patients are more or less susceptible to sensitivity.

» Why teeth whitening sensitivity occurs, and how to prevent it.

» What causes whitening zingers and how to prevent them.

Abstract

If you’re a practicing dentist, sensitivity is a thorn in your side…period. We’re all frustrated with sensitivity. I’m talking about chronic sensitivity (and unhappy patients), sometimes ending up in endodontic therapy, after new crowns are placed. And sensitivity after direct restorations. Sensitivity during and after hygiene procedures – and acute sensitivity after periodontal treatment, including surgery.

What about patients with super-sensitive exposed roots due to gingival recession? And of course there are simply those patients who constantly complain that their teeth are sensitive in general. Oh… and let’s not forget about the complaints of sensitivity during and after whitening procedures.

But did you know that if you really understood everything there is to know about sensitivity, all the various reasons it happens, how various desensitizers work, when and how to treat all of these types of sensitivity… and especially how to prevent it, you (and your patients) could breathe a huge sigh of relief?

Well, take heart. This webinar will teach you things you never knew before. And following the suggestions in the webinar will promptly lead to that needed sigh of relief!

COMMERCIAL SUPPORTER: This course has been made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Kor Whitening.

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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Probiotics for Oral Health? Why it’s much more than just eating yogurt!

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Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dental Students, Dentists

Duration: 40:21

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Synopsis

WEBINAR: Not a television commercial goes by without a runner, grocery store shopper or blue eyed Greek celebrity touting the hottest health craze: Probiotics. Consumers are looking for natural ways to maintain optimal gut bacteria and to prevent or minimize the symptoms of gas, bloating, Montezuma’s revenge and other unfavorable symptoms when gut flora is out of balance. Probiotic’s have been the source of relief for many and now we are learning of its benefits for therapeutic potential and inhibition of the periodontal pathogens. This webinar provides the latest information on the differences of probiotics taken orally and oral care probiotics.

Get CE credit for this course here: http://dentallearning.net/probiotics-oral-health-why-it%E2%80%99s-much-more-just-eating-yogurt

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Maximizing Continuing Care: A Practical Guide

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Target Audience: Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Hygienist, Dental Students, Dentists

Duration: 40:22

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WEBINAR: This 1-hour webinar will address concrete steps that can be taken to reduce revenue impact from no-shows, sudden changes in the schedule, or open time in the hygiene chair. The ins and outs of daily office life and how coordinating hygiene efforts can better the practice will also be discussed. Topics covered include the five "Rs": recall, recovery, re-activation, retention and referrals.

Get CE credit for this course here: http://dentallearning.net/maximizing-continuing-care-practical-guide

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

Probiotics for Oral Health? Why it’s much more than just eating yogurt!

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Course Type: elearning

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists

  

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Educational Objectives

• Differentiate the benefits of a probiotic taken orally and an oral care probiotic and list the bidirectional attributes

• Discuss the benefits of including oral care probiotics to a patient’s homecare regimen and how they can benefit

• Describe the strategies for probiotic use to reduce BOP and decrease pathogen bio burden by repopulating the mouth and replenishing the beneficial bacteria daily

Abstract

Not a television commercial goes by without a runner, grocery store shopper or blue eyed Greek celebrity touting the hottest health craze: Probiotics. Consumers are looking for natural ways to maintain optimal gut bacteria and to prevent or minimize the symptoms of gas, bloating, Montezuma’s revenge and other unfavorable symptoms when gut flora is out of balance. Probiotic’s have been the source of relief for many and now we are learning of its benefits for therapeutic potential and inhibition of the periodontal pathogens. This webinar provides the latest information on the differences of probiotics taken orally and oral care probiotics.

 

COMMERCIAL SUPPORTER: This course has been made possible through and unrestricted educational grant from Oragenics.

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

A Guide to Dentifrices

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Course Type: elearning

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists

  

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Educational Objectives

The overall objective of this article is to provide the participant with information on dentifrice ingredients and their functionality. Upon completing this course, the participant will be able to:

1.Delineate the difference between active and inactive ingredients;

2.List and describe the categories of active ingredients and their mechanisms of action;

3.Describe and review the types of abrasives present in dentifrices; and

4.Review the types of inactive ingredients and their functions.

Abstract

A vast selection of dentifrices is currently available, with various active ingredients for therapeutic benefits and many inactive ingredients that provide for nontherapeutic benefits and properties.

Since the introduction of fluoride dentifrices, many additional agents have been introduced and increasingly multi-benefit dentifrices have become available. When recommending a dentifrice for specific patients, it is important to understand the function of ingredients, their efficacy in specific dentifrices and other factors that could influence dentifrice selection and recommendation.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORTER: This course has been made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Church & Dwight.

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

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ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

Etiologies, Sequelae and Management of Dry Mouth

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Course Type: elearning

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists

  

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Educational Objectives

The overall goal of this article is to provide the reader with information on the causes and management of the oral complications of dry mouth. After competing this article, the reader will be able to:

1. Review saliva production and the functions of saliva;

2. List and describe etiologies for dry mouth;

3. Describe common oral complications, signs and symptoms associated with dry mouth; and,

4. Review options for the prevention, management and treatment of oral complications.

Abstract

Dry mouth affects a significant proportion of the population, with an increased prevalence with age. Etiologies include medication use, autoimmune diseases, head and neck radiation, chemotherapy, certain viral infections and a number of other causes. In addition, etiologies of transient dry mouth include dehydration, mouth breathing, snoring, tobacco and alcohol. Given the functions of saliva, the oral complications of dry mouth are significant, including an increased risk of dental caries, dental erosion, oral infections and irritations. Patients also experience difficulties eating, drinking, swallowing and talking. The management and treatment of the oral complications of dry mouth is essential to help restore and maintain oral health and quality of life.

 

COMMERCIAL SUPPORTER: This course has been made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from ORAPHARMA.

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

Maximizing Continuing Care: A Practical Guide

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Course Type: elearning

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Hygienist, Dentists

  

Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

•List and review roles in the office that are responsible for continuing care.  

•Describe a hygiene coordinator's functions and how these can be performed.  

•List specific steps that can be taken to contact patients and increase retention and referrals.  

•Review how to talk to patients to increase recovery and re-activation.

Abstract

This 1-hour webinar will address concrete steps that can be taken to reduce revenue impact from no-shows, sudden changes in the schedule, or open time in the hygiene chair. The ins and outs of daily office life and how coordinating hygiene efforts can better the practice will also be discussed. Topics covered include the five "Rs": recall, recovery, re-activation, retention and referrals.

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

The Oral Benefits of Supersaturated Calcium Phosphate Rinses for Patients with Xerostomia

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Course Type: elearning

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists

  

Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

•Review the underlying causes of xerostomia and the role of saliva in oral health.

•Recognize the effects of supersaturated calcium rinses on soft and hard tissues.

•Delineate the effects of supersaturated calcium phosphate rinses on common symptoms of xerostomia.

•Review efficacy data for a supersaturated calcium phosphate rinse and formulate recommendations for patients with xerostomia to help them manage and maintain their oral health.

Abstract

In this 1-hour webinar, Dr. Levin discusses the beneficial effects of prescription supersaturated calcium phosphate rinses in the management of xerostomia. Both calcium phosphate and sodium bicarbonate ions play significant roles in helping to maintain the health of tissues in the oral cavity. While supersaturated calcium phosphate rinses do not cure xerostomia, they are a powerful adjunctive treatment that provides relief from the associated symptoms for patients with varying degrees of xerostomia.

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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