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A Restorative-Driven Approach to Endodontic Treatment—Maintaining Tooth Structure for Better Long-Term Prognosis

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

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Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
-Comprehend the concept and need for ferrule as a way to maintain the restored tooth long-term under function
-Recognize how maintaining tooth structure, especially in the cervical region, affects the long-term stability of the tooth
-Determine when and how to restore endodontically treated teeth
-Gain an understanding of conservative endodontic treatment to preserve tooth structure and how it affects the long-term prognosis of a tooth

Abstract

Conserving unaffected tooth structure when performing endodontics, especially in the cervical region of the tooth where loading is concentrated under function, will affect the survivability of that tooth over time. This is why endodontic treatment needs to begin with a determination of how the tooth will be restored. Then, high-quality endodontic treatment can be geared toward preserving important tooth structure in a way that does not compromise the results of restorative treatment. This webinar will examine the benefits of providing endodontic treatment with a restorative focus as a way to improve long-term survival and function of the teeth.

Supported through an unrestricted educational grant from SS White

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

Current Shifts in Endodontic Technologies:Irrigation Devices and Solutions

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

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Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will:
»      Discuss the anatomical complexities of root canal systems and the historical limitations of our clinical techniques to fully cleanse these convoluted spaces.
»      Describe the mechanism of action and clinical usage of the latest endodontic irrigation technologies: irrigation needle tips, ultrasonic activated irrigation and apical negative pressure irrigation.
»      Evaluate the literature-based evidence for the clinical efficacy of each irrigation method.
»      Discuss how each doctor can assess which irrigation technique and technology is most practical for their own practice setting.

Supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Vista

Abstract

This webinar will take you on a journey to discover the intricate complexity of root canal system anatomy and how to best approach cleaning it with irrigation. We will cover why the classic method of needle irrigation is not the ideal method of delivery in current day practice. The latest advances in irrigation solutions and the device technologies that best deliver them will be discussed. Evidence basis will support the usage, mechanism of action and clinical implementation of ultrasonic activated irrigation and apical negative pressure irrigation methods. A discussion on how to decide which technology is practical for your practice will complete our presentation.

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 Sutures

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

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After completing this article, the reader should be able to:

  1. Gain a fundamental understanding of tissue repair and the role of suturing.
  2. Recognize the various types of suture materials and needles.
  3. Learn fundamental suture techniques and ergonomics.
  4. Determine alternative suture techniques and their indications.

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“Suturing” is a fundamental skill in dentistry but can be a very daunting and confusing topic for many dental providers. Gut suture or polytetra°uoroethylene (PTFE)? Square knot or surgeon’s knot? Simple interrupted or mattress suture? The abundance of available techniques, materials, and clinical applications can be overwhelming. Fortunately, the vast majority of clinical scenarios can be addressed by understanding the basic technique and fundamental concepts. This guide will review wound healing, suture types and materials, and basic and advanced techniques to equip the dental provider with a foundation in wound closure and management.

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

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

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

Vital Pulp Therapy in Permanent Teeth

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

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Educational Objectives

Upon completing this article, the participant should be able to:
 
  1. Define the latest endodontic diagnostic terminologies
  2. Describe the ideal cases for vital pulp therapy
  3. Compare the different vital pulp therapy materials, methods, and outcomes
  4. Discuss several recommendations when performing vital pulp therapy.

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With our increased understanding of pulpal biology and the advances in material biocompatibility, the potential to transform the fate of a compromised dental pulp from a condemned tissue to that of hope and recovery has never been more promising. In this article, several aspects of vital pulp therapy (VPT) in permanent teeth from diagnosis and indications to treatment outcomes will be discussed in detail.

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

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

ENDODONTICS Access and Glidepath

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

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At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

1. Understand the trend to be more minimally invasive in access preparation.
2. Comprehend why preservation of critical dentin is important.
3. Identify new instruments and tools allowed for this trend.
4. Learn to recognize cases to tackle and cases to refer, and where challenges may be.
5. Explain why securing a smooth glide-path is critical for rotary instrumentation and important for the cleaning and shaping to follow.

Abstract

Access cavity preparation and glide path are the critical first steps in root canal treatment. There have been many changes from traditional access preparation to current access trends, due to improvements in available instruments, dental operating microscopes, and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). The access preparations have been trending toward being more minimally invasive and to conserve dentin. However, this puts more strain on the instruments and may make subsequent cleaning, shaping, and obturation more difficult. Securing the glide path is a very delicate procedure and must be performed with mindfulness and patience. The proper sequence of instruments should be followed, as well as the care is taken to irrigate between instruments.

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

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

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ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $19.00

Management of Severely Curved Root Canals

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists from novice to advanced

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Educational Objectives

  • 3D perceptions that lead to stress less endodontics.
  • Scientific and practical choice of rotary files.
  • Safe and efficient protocols of instrumentation for severely curved root canals.

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Management of Severely Curved Root Canals – a real challenge for every endodontist.

Ignoring and incompetence to manage complex cases, can lead to instrumentation errors – ledges, zipping, blockages, perforations or instrument fracture, that may compromise the outcome of treatment.

The rational approach is the key to success. From planning to performing, every step of treatment must be argued and well determined. Knowing the anatomy and to be able to read the preop radiological investigations, move us to phase of instrumentation, where our knowledge and ability to select the right technique, instruments, and sequence of files, make us have an absolute control and predictability on extreme difficulty clinical cases.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORTER: This educational activity is made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from SS White. 

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $19.00

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Modern Endodontics: Rethinking Access and Instrumentation

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Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dentists

Duration: 1:23:24

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We will be examining legacy concepts such as access design, instrumentation, restoration of endodontically treated teeth, and how modern technologies such as small-diameter heat-treated rotary files, microscopes, and CBCTs are allowing us to completely change the way we perform endodontics at the highest level with strategic dentin preservation in mind.

Get CE Credit for this course here: http://www.dentallearning.net/modern-endodontics-rethinking-access-and-instrumentation

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

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Endodontic Breakthroughs: NiTi Shaping Protocol Ensuring Endodontic Predictability

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Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dentists

Duration: 56:10

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This webinar will address breakthrough shaping and irrigation concepts and detail the skills necessary for acquiring the expertise and confidence to perform the highest quality endodontics. The participants of this presentation will become familiar with the use of the “apex last” approach to canal shaping with nickel-titanium instrumentation using the TFA™ (Twisted File) Adaptive System, using Adaptive Motion Technology. Learn how Adaptive Motion technology provides the advantages of rotary and reciprocation but minimizes the disadvantages of both. The continuous feedback loop from file to motor allows the movement of the file to self adjust to the intracanal torsional stresses providing effective and most importantly safe root canal shaping.


Get CE credit for this course here: http://dentallearning.net/endodontic-breakthroughs-niti-shaping-protocol-ensuring-endodontic-predictability

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

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Trending in Endodontics: #Irrigation

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Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dentists

Duration: 55:37

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Synopsis

This webinar is designed to present the latest innovations in endodontic irrigation. As our endodontic instruments have achieved an extraordinary ability to shape our canals, it is the chemical debridement with irrigation that we rely on to cleanse the root canal spaces. Given that our instruments do not reach the majority of the canal wall surfaces, we now are depending on newer and more innovative ways to safely and thoroughly irrigate the root canal system anatomy. This presentation will cover the trending irrigation methods and devices used for ultrasonic activated irrigation, negative pressure irrigation, laser activated irrigation and a multisonic irrigation method.

Get CE credit for this course here: http://dentallearning.net/trending-endodontics-irrigation

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

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Engineering Modern Endodontic Access Prep and Directed Dentine Conservation: Part II

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Target Audience: Dental Students, Dentists

Duration: 1:46:26

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This webinar presentation will concentrate on how to perform endodontics in a predictable, reproducible and data-driven manner to enhance endodontic and restorative success and the long-term prognosis of the restored tooth. After briefly reviewing critical concepts from the previous webinar, the focus will be on new access modalities that promote the conservation of dentin and help preserve the structural integrity of endodontically treated teeth. The incorporation of contemporary endodontic armamentaria, such as the operating microscope, CBCT, and annealed (heat-treated) nickel-titanium rotary instrumentation, will be discussed. Key endodontic access violations that reduce the probability of a stable and long-standing positive outcome will be addressed, together with current principles of effective Ni-Ti instrumentation in reducing the risk of instrument separation and creating an effective glide path for effective instrumentation and condensation hydraulics. Dr. Balson will discuss the current scientific literature and show a collection of cases to demonstrate how these new concepts in access design and rotary file technique foster effective clinical treatment outcomes.

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