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

FLUORESCENCE-ENHANCED “THERAGNOSIS” for Minimally Invasive Caries Management

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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

The overall goal of this course is to provide an introduction to fluorescence-enhanced therapy and diagnosis for minimally invasive caries management to maximize hard tissue preservation in the patients’ best interest. The tool, called Reveal, which visualizes the phases of caries, is a loupe and light combination that shines fluorescent light onto teeth under a specified magnification so probing and radiography no longer need to be the only methods of diagnosis. At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
 

  1. Understand the difference between “classic” caries lesion diagnosis and fluorescence-enhanced therapy and diagnosis
  2. Conceptualize minimally invasive caries management and caries therapy combined with diagnosis (theragnosis)
  3. Visually differentiate various phases of active caries lesions
  4. Identify hard tissue worth preserving during minimally invasive caries management
  5. Follow a step-by-step protocol for diagnosis, subsequent differential diagnosis, and then treatment option selection.

 


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Abstract

Diagnosis of caries is the prerequisite for treatment choice selection. Management of caries lesions adopted the concept of minimal invasiveness with the goal to conserve as much dental tissue as possible. Classic caries removal does not support the actual concept of minimal invasiveness. New, proven, and evidence-based devices have stepped in, ensuring that the diagnostic process is able to gather all needed information related to any given caries lesion in question to grant a minimally invasive treatment option, leaving as much tooth structure intact as possible and, thereby, facilitating restorative material choice in accordance with the diagnosed caries specifi city. “Theragnosis” combines therapy and diagnosis through fl uorescence-enhanced magnification, making true minimally invasive caries management possible.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORTER: This course has been made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Designs for Visions, Inc

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

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

Educational Objectives

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.

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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: 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.

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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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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Impacted Canines: Etiology, Diagnosis, and Management

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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

The overall goal of this article is to provide the reader with information on impacted canines. After completing this article, the reader will be able to:

1. Describe the radiographic investigations that may be required to assess impacted canines
2. List etiological factors for impacted canines
3. Review the rationale for interceptive orthodontics and methods used in intercepting impacted canines
4. List and describe treatment options and considerations involved in the treatment of impacted canines.

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Abstract

Impacted canines are frequently encountered in clinical practice and a common obstacle during routine orthodontic care. While canine impaction is multifactorial, the exact etiology is not always known. Impacted canines should be identified and diagnosed as early as possible to determine and permit the best path of treatment. In some cases, interceptive orthodontics at a young age can resolve canine impaction; for example, by extracting the primary canine and/or the primary first molar. Treatment options for impacted canines include extraction of primary canines and molars, rapid maxillary expansion, canine substitution, autotransplantation, surgical exposure, and orthodontic extrusion, and for those with a poor prognosis, extraction.

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

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Non-Surgical Perio Therapy with Adjunctive Agents

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Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dentists

Duration: 55:30

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Synopsis

This webinar will discuss the diagnosis and treatment planning of periodontal disease. Treatment options will focus on non-surgical periodontal therapy. A detailed discussion of a variety of adjunctive agents will be provided including; systemic and locally-applied antimicrobials, antioxidants, probiotics and host modulatory medications.

Get CE credit for this course here: http://dentallearning.net/non-surgical-perio-therapy-adjunctive-agents

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

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Non-surgical Total Patient Treatment

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Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dentists

Duration: 49:55

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Synopsis

This presentation will discuss a comprehensive approach for addressing periodontal disease, salivary diagnostics and oral systemic research findings. 

Get CE credit for this course here: http://dentallearning.net/non-surgical-total-patient-treatment

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Perio 2016: Salivary Identification of Periodontal Pathogens

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Target Audience: Dental Students, Dentists

Duration: 51:59

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Synopsis

Salivary testing for patients with periodontal disease and patients with a family history and risk factors for periodontal disease will be discussed.

Get CE credit for this course here: http://dentallearning.net/perio-2016-salivary-identification-periodontal-pathogens

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

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Non-Surgical Perio Therapy with Adjunctive Agents

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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

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

•Describe the clinical and radiographic parameters necessary for diagnosing periodontal disease.

•Discuss the details of non-surgical periodontal therapy.

•Discuss the indications and mechanism of action of adjunctive agents.

Abstract

This webinar will discuss the diagnosis and treatment planning of periodontal disease. Treatment options will focus on non-surgical periodontal therapy. A detailed discussion of a variety of adjunctive agents will be provided including; systemic and locally-applied antimicrobials, antioxidants, probiotics and host modulatory medications.
 

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

Non-surgical Total Patient Treatment

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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

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

•Discuss the impact of salivary testing on treatment planning.

•Describe a comprehensive, total health approach to periodontal disease.

•Implement a periodontal treatment protocol that has impact beyond the oral cavity.

•Describe when to consider patients as advanced surgical candidates.

•Review how anatomic conditions can be corrected with advanced surgical treatment options.

•Review the basic principles of guided bone regeneration, sinus lifts, and CT-guided implants.

•List and describe advanced implant placements to replace missing teeth.

Abstract

Part 1

This presentation will discuss a comprehensive approach for addressing periodontal disease, salivary diagnostics and oral systemic research findings. The interconnections between periodontal disease, periodontal pathogens and systemic health are well established at this point. Incorporating these research findings and laboratory technology into daily practice will enhance the level of care being provided.

Part 2

This presentation will review advanced periodontal surgical treatment options, including advanced bone regeneration and implant placement. These techniques will include guided bone regeneration, advanced ridge augmentation, sinus lifts and a variety of implant platforms. The primary purpose of these techniques is to rehabilitate areas of bone and tooth loss. Restoration of function and esthetics is the primary goal.

 

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

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

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