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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Maintaining a Disinfected Patient Care Area

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

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

Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Discuss the role that the dental environmental sources play in pathogen transmission
• Discuss cleaning and disinfection strategies of patient care areas
• Discuss EPA-registered cleaners and disinfectants 
 

Abstract

From the moment a patient enters the operatory we should be confident that the treatment area is clean and disinfected. Our patients rely on us to provide safe dental care which includes a setting free of disease-causing pathogens. Proper use of cleaning procedures and products are vital to prevent cross contamination. This webinar will walk you through surface cleaning and disinfection of patient care areas before and after treatment. 
 

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

Course 174 of 180

Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Controlling the Chain of Infection in Your Dental Office

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

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

Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Describe the chain of infection mechanism 
• Recognize most common pathogens in the dental environment 
• Define the current CDC recommendations 
• Discuss effective infection control procedures 
 

Abstract

Bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens are everywhere. From the outside world to within our dental practices, they are there, and steps must be taken to ensure safety for practices and their patients. Certain factors must be in place in order for the pathogens to spread from person to person and cause disease. These factors link together in a “chain of infection.” Breaking one of the links in this chain will stop the spread of infection. In this course, we will discuss the basics of disease transmission and the CDC infection control recommendations for the dental professional. 
 

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

Course 166 of 180

Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Restoring Teeth with High-Strength Injectable Composite

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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:
• Incorporate injectable composite into your practice.
• Place injectable composite in cervical (abfraction) lesions so that they don’t fall out, which is an untapped resource in your practice. 
• Quickly treat incisal and occlusal wear with composite.
• Use today’s 8th generation universal adhesives to create “super dentin.”
 

Abstract

As a result of the latest high-strength injectable composite technology, dentists can now quickly, easily, and predictably treat Class V (abfraction), Class l, Class ll, and Class Vl lesions with beauty, strength, and function beyond patient expectations. Improvements in composite polymerization shrinkage, reduction of internal stress, and occlusal wear have made injectable composite material a great aesthetic option. This course will demonstrate how to use high-strength injectable composite quickly and easily, so that an aesthetic result with a high success rate and predictable outcome can be achieved. 
 

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

Course 150 of 180

Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Mitigation Strategies for the Prevention of COVID-19 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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Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Discuss transmission routes of airborne transmitted diseases.
• Identify aerosol generating procedures in the dental setting.
• Discuss mitigation strategies to reduce the risk of transmission of airborne pathogens in dentistry.

Abstract

While COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person to person via respiratory droplets, SARS-CoV-2 may also be spread via airborne transmission including aerosols. Aerosols are microscopic droplets that remain floating in the air for minutes to hours, and are generated when an infected person breathes, speaks, coughs or sneezes and may also be generated during dental procedures. This webinar will discuss the current science and understanding of the transmission of COVID-19, the role of aerosols in disease transmission, and mitigation strategies to help ensure a safe dental visit for patients and dental personnel. 
 

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

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

The 4 Things to Know to be Compliant with the EPA Dental Rule on Amalgam Waste *½ Credit*

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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:
• Understand the need for regulation on amalgam
• Demonstrate the ADA’s Best Management Practices on the handling of amalgam waste
• Utilize the 4 components required to meet the regulation requirements

Abstract

The EPA “Dental Rule” regulation on the proper handling of amalgam waste went into effect July 2020. It is widely known that the installation of an ISO 11143 Amalgam Separator is a key component of the regulation, however, there is more to compliance than just the amalgam separator. We’d like to help alleviate the guesswork and have broken down the regulation into four simple steps in this ½ hour webinar. 

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

Course 139 of 180

Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Crashing the Biofilm Party: Understanding the Path to Safe Dental Unit Waterlines

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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:
• Understand the importance of clean dental unit waterlines
• Define the steps needed to “pass the test”—shock, test, treat, maintain
• Discuss products on the market that can make your job easier 

Abstract

Dental unit waterlines (DUWLs) are in the news and on OSHA inspection checklists, but the process of testing and treating waterlines is often misunderstood or even forgotten about. Science shows us that many of the aerosols we are producing in our operatories come directly from the biofilm growth in our DUWLs. And just like the biofilm in the mouth, it can be stubborn to remove. How can you keep you and your patients safe? In this dynamic presentation, attendees will learn the why, how, and the what of dental unit waterline compliance. From testing to daily maintenance, this course will turn you into a Waterline Warrior and motivate you to go back to the op and Crash the Biofilm Party!     

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

Course 138 of 180

Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

HIPAA Requirement Training and Updates

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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

» Acquire updated and current information about OSHA safety practices and policies, as well as HIPAA privacy policy information and practice compliance 

» Understand best practices for all mandates involving Infection Control requirements and Covid-19 interim systems 

» Obtain annual federal mandates for compliance training and applications for dentistry

Abstract

The OSHA Updates program is specifically designed to inform and educate dental professionals on safe work processes and best practices for safety and Infection Control compliance. A special look at Covid-19 and Airborne Transmission Prevention recommendations will also be examined. A comprehensive review of regulations, required documentation, and systems implementation will be covered during this lecture. A review of the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, education expectations, labeling and posting requirements, proper PPE implementation along with employer and employee compliance requirements will be outlined for practical application in the dental office environment.


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

Course 119 of 180

Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

OSHA Requirement Training and Updates

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

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

Educational Objectives

  • Acquire updated and current information about OSHA safety practices and policies, as well as HIPAA privacy policy information and practice compliance
  • Understand best practices for all mandates involving Infection Control requirements and Covid-19 interim systems
  • Obtain annual federal mandates for compliance training and applications for dentistry

Abstract

The OSHA Updates program is specifically designed to inform and educate dental professionals on safe work processes and best practices for safety and Infection Control compliance. A special look at Covid-19 and Airborne Transmission Prevention recommendations will also be examined. A comprehensive review of regulations, required documentation, and systems implementation will be covered during this lecture. A review of the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, education expectations, labeling and posting requirements, proper PPE implementation along with employer and employee compliance requirements will be outlined for practical application in the dental office environment.

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

Course 117 of 180

Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Single-Patient-Use vs Multiple-Patient-Use Dental Burs

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

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

Educational Objectives

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

• Discuss the history of dental burs and handpieces

• List the pros and cons of single-patient-use and multiple-patient-use armamentarium

• Analyze dental bur cost, efficiency, and infection control.

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Abstract

Dental armamentarium has evolved since the first tool-assisted manipulation of teeth thousands of years ago. In the modern era, discussion continues as to which tools will provide the best outcomes for patients and dental providers. One significant debate, especially in light of the heightened awareness of infection control, pits dental burs that are single-patient-use vs multiple-patient-use. Important considerations include overhead costs, cutting efficiency, and infection control. Manufacturing of dental burs and other armamentarium has an interesting history, and in this course you will learn where the technology and science stand at this moment in time.

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

Course 105 of 180

Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Infection Prevention as a Functional Family System

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

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

Educational Objectives

After completing this course, the reader should be able to:
1. Review general systems theory and functional family theory
2. Recognize dental practice biofilm risk
3. Identify an infection protection process that fits the needs of a dental practice.
4. Discuss building a culture of safety in a dental practice
5. Utilize a functional coordinated systematic approach to infection protection and treatment room turn over
 

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Abstract

Family systems theory is a concept of looking at the family as a cohesive emotional unit. A family functions as a system wherein each member plays a specific role and must follow certain rules. Many dental practices function similarly, with both functional and dysfunctional systems. A change in one person sparks a change in others. Functional infection protection systems are required as a shared family responsibility with each individual trained and ready when needed.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT This educational activity is made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Air Techniques.

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

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