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Free Webinar: 50 Minute Dental MBA by Jim Poole and David Little

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

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This free webinar presented by Jim Poole, MBA & David Little, DDS focuses on sources of dental spending, implant market growth, oral cancer, dental business dynamics and much more!

 

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Xerostomia: Causes and Treatment Options

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Course Type: elearning

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists

Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

• Discuss the etiologies of xerostomia

• Describe the clinical presentation and symptoms

• Discuss treatment options

Abstract

This webinar will discuss the etiologies and clinical manifestations of xerostomia. The impact of xerostomia on patients’ quality of life will also be discussed. A variety of treatment options will be provided including products to mitigate the effects of xerostomia, prescription and over-the-counter rinses, and antioxidants, among others.

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

Strategic Dentin Conservation: What's all the hype about?

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Course Type: elearning

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists

Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

• Provide insight into the paradigm shift related to strategic dentin preservation.

• Outline the armamentarium required to accomplish procedural goals.

• Demonstrate clinical protocols that marry the traditional objectives of disinfection with a more minimally invasive approach to treatment.

Abstract

Learning goals include conducting an ongoing review of current literature as it pertains to the influence of tooth structure conservation and outcome. We will discuss current alterations to the traditional treatment philosophy and their impact on dentistry. The lecture presentation concentrates on how to perform endodontics in a predictable, reproducible manner using modern techniques that aim at enhancing the long-term prognosis of the tooth.

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

Course 102 of 106

Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Predictable Direct and Indirect Adhesion

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Course Type: elearning

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists

Educational Objectives

The overall objective of this webinar is to provide participants with an overview of universal adhesives, including the science behind them and their use in the dental practice. 

On completion of this webinar, participants will be able to do the following:

•    Discuss the current science and trends in dental adhesion;

•    Describe the new class of “universal” adhesives and how they can simplify restorative procedures; and

•    Describe the clinical techniques for both direct and indirect restorative applications using a single adhesive.

Abstract

Contemporary adhesive science challenges the once "gold standard" of dentin bonding by introducing a new class of adhesive that reduces the number of steps, streamlines material inventory, and provides predictable results.

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

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Dental Stem Cells: A Guide for Dental Professionals

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Course Type: elearning

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists

Educational Objectives

The overall objective of this article is to provide the participant with information on stem cells, particularly dental stem cells. Upon completing this course, the participant will be able to:

1. Delineate key elements of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) policy on stem cells and how this translates into daily practice;

2. List the types, sources, and basic properties of stem cells;

3. List and describe the range of potential clinical uses for dental stem cells and the current status of these in type 1 diabetes and spinal cord injuries;

4. Explain the dental stem cell banking and cryopreservation processes; and

5. Describe the key elements involved in discussing dental stem cell banking services with patients and in providing these services.

Abstract

The science of stem cells and their clinical use in regenerative medicine and dentistry have developed significantly over the last decade. Stem cells may be derived from various sources within the body: teeth and dental pulp, bone marrow, cord blood, and adipose tissue. Most importantly for the dental professional, teeth can provide a plentiful and potent source of stem cells which can be preserved rather than discarded as medical waste. Dental stem cells are a convenient, noncontroversial, and affordable source of stem cells for families that wish to preserve their stem cells for future use. Dental professionals are in a unique position to build awareness about the option of storing stem cells from teeth, as well as to assist patients with the collection of candidate teeth for subsequent lab processing and cryopreservation by the dental stem cell bank. In 2008, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry published a policy on stem cells that provides a useful framework for dental stem cells and dental stem cell banking. This course provides an understanding of the science behind stem cells and the processes involved with their collection, processing, and preservation so that dental professionals can better respond to increasing interest and demand from their patients who want to know more about this new source of adult stem cells.

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

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Bringing Best Practices into Your Practice

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Course Type: elearning

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists

Educational Objectives

The overall goal of this article is to provide the reader with information on ergonomics and office design. After completing this article, the reader will be able to:

1. Describe work-related musculoskeletal injuries that may occur in the dental office environment and factors involved;

2. List and describe factors influencing ergonomics in the dental office; and,

3. Review the elements of office design that can foster good work practices for ergonomics and health, and considerations in designing a healthy office.

Abstract

Dental professionals work in a complex environment that requires consideration of ergonomics. This encompasses physical, psychosocial and organizational factors. Four-handed dentistry results in organized and collaborative performance of work, effectiveness, increased productivity and efficiency, and helps to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries when performed properly. The dental operatory design, operatory furniture and instruments require particular consideration and can help provide ergonomic solutions in dentistry.

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

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Patients with Xerostomia: CAUSES AND TREATMENT OPTIONS

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Course Type: elearning

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists

Educational Objectives

The overall goal of this course is to provide the reader with information on xerostomia. At the conclusion of this educational course, participants will be able to:

1. Discuss the prevalence and causes of xerostomia;

2. List and describe the signs and symptoms of xerostomia; and,

3. Review management and treatment options for xerostomia.

4. Describe when and how salivary stimulation can be achieved in patients with severe xerostomia.

Abstract

Xerostomia is the subjective sensation of oral dryness, while dry mouth is objective and refers to hyposalivation, defined as reduced or nonexistent salivary flow. The terms xerostomia and dry mouth are often used interchangeably, as is the case in this course. The severity of xerostomia has wide variability, from mild and relatively easily managed cases to severe cases that have a significant impact on the quality of life and are more difficult to manage. While not associated with aging, xerostomia occurs most commonly in older individuals. A variety of medical conditions can have xerostomia as a side effect. The most common etiology, however, is medication induced xerostomia. More than 400 commonly prescribed medications, as well as over-the-counter medications, can cause dry mouth. A diagnosis of xerostomia can be ascertained by a variety of methods, but commonly is achieved by patient dialogue and history. A variety of approaches are available to alleviate its symptoms, with selection depending on the patient and the severity of dry mouth.

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

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

Biofilm, the host response and treatment in periodontal disease

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Course Type: elearning

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists

Educational Objectives

The overall goal of this article is to provide information on periodontal disease and the role of biofilm in its development and progression. After completing the article, the reader will be able to:

1. Review the role of biofilm in periodontal disease;

2. Describe the pathogenesis of periodontal disease, destructive and protective chemical mediators;

3. List and describe risk factors; and,

4. Review options for treating chronic periodontitis and their efficacy.

Abstract

Periodontal disease, including gingivitis, is prevalent in the general population. Periodontal pathogens contained in dental biofilm play a central role in periodontitis; however, it is the interactions between the host and the biofilm that influence the onset and progression of the disease. Risk factors include environmental, acquired and genetic factors, some of which are modifiable risks. Initial periodontal therapy is typically nonsurgical scaling and root planing, followed by re-evaluation and periodontal maintenance. Antimicrobials may be used adjunctively, including systemic antibiotics, subantimicrobial doxycycline and locally applied antimicrobials. The use of adjuncts, where indicated, is guided by guidelines, and clinical judgment for the individual patient. The overall goal of therapy is to preserve the dentition and maintain or gain clinical attachment, and to prevent disease recurrence.

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

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