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

HIPAA COMPLIANCE

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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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Upon completing this article, the participant should be able to:


1. Discuss HIPAA and its history.
2. Review dental team members’ role in maintaining HIPAA.
3. Identify HIPAA breaches.
4. State the ways dental practices can protect HIPAA.

Abstract

HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act has been in existence since the mid1990s. With the advent of digital dentistry and paperless/ chartless practices, HIPAA takes on a whole new meaning for the dental professional. This article will review HIPAA, its history, dental professionals’ responsibilities, and how practices can protect themselves in the digital age. Dental team members need to understand the implications of HIPAA in the digital age of dentistry. This article reviewed HIPAA and the dental team members’ role in safeguarding protected health information.

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

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

Ten Minutes to SAVE A LIFE: Emergency Medicine in Dentistry

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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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Recognizing & Effectively Managing Medical Emergencies 

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

1. List and describe the steps in preparation of a dental office recognizing and effectively managing medical emergencies;
2. List the drugs and items of emergency equipment recommended for inclusion in the basic emergency kit;
3. Describe each of the steps in the algorithm for management of medical emergencies; and
4. Discuss the management of medical emergencies and give examples where appropriate.

Abstract

Medical emergencies can — and do — occur in the practice of dentistry. Preparing in advance for potentially life-threatening situations will better enable the office staff to respond quickly and appropriately when they occur. In this article, the four steps of preparation will be reviewed: 1) Basic life support training for all staff members; 2) dental office emergency response team; 3) access to emergency medical services (EMS), and 4) emergency drugs and equipment. Following a review of the basic management of all medical emergencies, specific situations are presented from the perspective of their presenting signs and symptoms: unconsciousness; altered consciousness; respiratory distress; seizures; chest pain; and drug-related emergencies (allergy and overdose).

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

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

DIAGNOSTICS at Your Earliest Convenience: A Discussion of Disease Prevention

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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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Effective Identification and Prevention of Disease 

The overall goal of this course is to provide information on the 2017 American Academy of Periodontology Classifications regarding gingival diseases, stage I periodontitis, and review case selection, protocols, and common chronic systemic diseases that impact oral disease. After completing this article, the reader will be able to:

1. Describe 2017 AAP Classifications as they relate to gingival diseases and early stage I periodontitis
2. Identify appropriate case selection and protocols for managing gingival diseases and early stage I periodontitis
3. Review common chronic systemic diseases that are exacerbated by the presence of oral disease
4. Discern contraindications in treating gingival diseases and risks of substandard therapy
5. Demonstrate appropriate patient communication techniques in delivering treatment recommendations for the management of gingival diseases.

Abstract

In 2017, the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) redefined the way dental professionals classify, or rather “stage,” diseases of the periodontium. With the understanding of the nature of chronic diseases, the AAP created a new set of stages and grades to better help the dental professional effectively identify and treat early and advanced disease. In the release of these stages, dental professionals have now transitioned into healthcare professionals whose clinical paradigms focus around the timely identification and effective prevention of disease. This article discusses the clinical and histologic parameters of early gingival and periodontal diseases, common chronic systemic

diseases as they relate to oral disease, and currently available therapies for the management of these diseases. As a healthcare professional, learn how clearer and more concise diagnostics will align your periodontal model to more effectively prevent and treat disease while supporting patients in evidence-based care.

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

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

Don’t Fall Asleep at the Patient Assessment Wheel

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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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  • Discuss the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea and the dental team’s role in managing this condition.
  • Recognize the need for a collaborative approach to assess for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
  • Create calibrated and consistent messaging for OSA treatment options in the dental office.
  • Identify ways to improve on the dentist/hygienist hand off for seamless treatment planning.

Abstract

Do you and your dental hygienist recognize the vital role you each play in identifying and implementing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

More importantly perhaps, do you have a calibrated, consistent approach to screening and identified patients with OSA? Sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, have become a significant health issue in the United States. Dental hygienists are at a pivotal position to discuss risks, characteristics, medical referrals and treatment options for OSA. This course will demonstrate effective communication strategies between the roles of the dentist and dental hygienist and offer opportunities to develop cohesive messaging from assessment protocols to the recommended treatment and appropriate follow-up.

SPONSOR/PROVIDER: This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between Dental Learning, LLC and Somnomed.

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

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

Think Differently

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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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Build your dental practices' community reputation to drive results and explosive growth 

  • Learn why airway has become the new foundation over TMJ and occlusion for every restorative patient.
  • Learn simple, predictable systems your team can implement tomorrow to diagnose.
  • Learn to see the 20% growth that’s sitting in your charts already.
  • For the driven, learn to build your reputation in your community to drive results and explosive growth.

Abstract

Maybe you’re brand new to the practice and you don’t know what to expect. Maybe you’ve been doing this for a while and you’ve seen the downward trends. Worse, maybe you’re living it. What if there were a better way? A way to increase patient satisfaction? A way to increase team commitment? And a way to grow your practice at least 20% in the process? Would you want to learn more?

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

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

Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis

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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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Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis 

The overall goal of this article is to provide the reader with information and scientific data on recurrent aphthous stomatitis. On completion of this course, the participant will be able to do the following:
1. List and describe the different types of recurrent aphthous ulcers;
2. Differentiate between recurrent aphthous ulcers and herpes simplex ulcers;
3. List and consider the different types of ulcers and associated conditions that must be part of the differential diagnosis for recurrent aphthous ulcers; and
4. Provide an overview of the types of treatments available for the different categories of recurrent aphthous ulcer patients.

Abstract

Recurrent aphthous ulcers are commonly found in the general population. They consist of minor, major, and herpetiform types. A number of factors are considered to be possible etiological factors for recurrent aphthous ulcers; however, their exact etiology remains unclear. Several systemic diseases and conditions associated with oral ulcerations and other causes of oral ulcerations must be considered during the differential diagnosis. Once a definitive diagnosis for recurrent aphthous ulceration has been made, the patient can be given palliative care for the lesions as well as advice and recommendations on nutrition, oral hygiene practices, and other factors that may be associated with his or her recurrent aphthous ulcers.

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

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Assessing Patient Risk for Dry Mouth and Impact on Oral Health Quality of Life

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Target Audience: Dental Students, Dentists

Duration: 53:22

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Synopsis

The purpose of this webinar is to assist clinicians with the identification of patient populations who are at risk for chronic dry mouth and resultant complications. Participants will learn about a variety of systemic health conditions and contributory risk behaviors that are associated with chronic dry mouth. Quality of life issues, including the impact of living with dry mouth on nutrition, function and comfort will be discussed. Interventions that assist those living with dry mouth, such as salivary stimulants and salivary replacement agents, will be reviewed.

Get CE credit for this course here: http://dentallearning.net/assessing-patient-risk-dry-mouth-and-impact-oral-health-quality-life

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

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Free Webinar: The Secrets of a Productive Practice

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Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists

Duration: 29:43

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Dental offices are unique in many ways to the typical business. More often than not, there are fewer than 20 employees, with the majority having fewer than 10. This prompts the need for employee cross-training in all areas to fill vacancies due to vacations, illnesses, or even restroom breaks. Now more than ever, it is important for the business and its employees to be on top of their game.

In this presentation, you will learn how to improve the processes in your dental office to help you manage your practice with confidence and achieve new levels of productivity.

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

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Etiologies, Sequelae and Management of Dry Mouth

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

  

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Etiologies, Sequelae and Management of Dry Mouth

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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Biofilm, the host response and treatment in periodontal disease

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Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists from novice to advanced

  

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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.

 

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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