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

Be SMART: Improve Your Practice with Silver Diamine Fluoride and Glass Ionomer Cement

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Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists

  

Educational Objectives

  1. Describe the evidence for using SDF and SMART to treat and prevent dental caries
  2. Review informed consent and treatment planning for SDF and SMART
  3. Demonstrate proper documentation, coding, and billing for SDF and SMART
  4. Describe case selection, materials, and clinical protocol for SDF, SMART

Abstract

Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) is a revolutionary approach to combating caries in a non-invasive manner. Since its 2014 FDA clearance in the United States and a widely publicized 2016 feature in the New York Times, there has been tremendous interest surrounding the use of SDF from patients and dentists. Learn the principles of case selection, informed consent, treatment planning, and a clinical protocol for SDF. Learn how to restore cavities in a quick, effective, and painless way using SDF and Glass Ionomer Cement, known as Silver Modified Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (SMART). Find out how offering minimally-invasive options like SDF and SMART can attract new patients, improve patient satisfaction, and increase internal marketing and word of mouth referrals to your practice, while improving oral health and increasing access to care.

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 Elevate Oral Care.

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

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

Clear Aligner Therapy and the Orthodontic-Restorative Interface

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Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists

  

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Educational Objectives

The overall goal of this course is to provide information on clear aligner therapy and its application in enhancing restorative outcomes and treating crowding. After completing this article, the reader will be able to:
1. Describe the types of movements that can be achieved using clear aligners.
2. Review the digital workflow for clear aligner therapy.
3. Define the role of auxiliaries and describe how these are used for clear aligner therapy.
4. Delineate the potential benefits of clear aligner therapy for patients, including those requiring restorative care.

Abstract

Clear aligner therapy improves esthetics during orthodontic care in comparison to fixed orthodontic appliances and standard removable appliances. In part due to this, the number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment has increased, and clear aligner therapy is now frequently performed on adults and adolescents. The availability of auxiliaries/composite attachments has also improved the level of control and types of tooth movements that can be attained using clear aligners. In addition, there is less risk of gingivitis, caries, and oral irritations with clear aligner therapy than is associated with fixed orthodontic appliance therapy. Clear aligner therapy involves a digital workflow for treatment planning, and is also used to enhance restorative care by providing for space/repositioning teeth to improve potential results and/or minimize the invasiveness or extent of restorative care required to achieve the desired result, and may also reduce the duration of treatment.

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

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

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

What you never knew about tooth sensitivity…and how to effectively treat it!

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Course Type: elearning

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dentists

  

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After completing this webinar, participants will understand:

» The two causes of / how to treat / and how to prevent / dentinal hypersensitivity found with:
o General sensitivity
o Exposed root sensitivity
o Post restorative (including crowns) sensitivity
o Hygiene and post periodontal surgery
o Teeth whitening

» Why some teeth end up requiring endodontic therapy at some point after new crowns and other restorations – and how to prevent that from ever happening again.

» How various desensitizers work, and what to look for in the ideal desensitizer.

» Why some patients are more or less susceptible to sensitivity.

» Why teeth whitening sensitivity occurs, and how to prevent it.

» What causes whitening zingers and how to prevent them.

Abstract

If you’re a practicing dentist, sensitivity is a thorn in your side…period. We’re all frustrated with sensitivity. I’m talking about chronic sensitivity (and unhappy patients), sometimes ending up in endodontic therapy, after new crowns are placed. And sensitivity after direct restorations. Sensitivity during and after hygiene procedures – and acute sensitivity after periodontal treatment, including surgery.

What about patients with super-sensitive exposed roots due to gingival recession? And of course there are simply those patients who constantly complain that their teeth are sensitive in general. Oh… and let’s not forget about the complaints of sensitivity during and after whitening procedures.

But did you know that if you really understood everything there is to know about sensitivity, all the various reasons it happens, how various desensitizers work, when and how to treat all of these types of sensitivity… and especially how to prevent it, you (and your patients) could breathe a huge sigh of relief?

Well, take heart. This webinar will teach you things you never knew before. And following the suggestions in the webinar will promptly lead to that needed sigh of relief!

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

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

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Techniques for Pink Composite Restorations With Bioactive Giomer Composites

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Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dentists

Duration: 1:07:26

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The gingival architecture represents the frame for the teeth. If it is not restored correctly, either surgically or prosthetically, it will impair the final three dimensional esthetic outcomes. This webinar will teach you how to enhance your skills and gain confidence using pink composites that utilize minimally invasive concepts. Webinar modules include restoring multiple gingival recessions with sulcus reproduction and surface characterizations.

Get CE credit for this course here: http://dentallearning.net/techniques-pink-composite-restorations-bioactive-giomer-composites

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

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Fabricating One-visit Chairside Hybrid Ceramic Crowns

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Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dentists

Duration: 56:12

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Chairside hybrid ceramic materials enable the fabrication of one-visit crowns in as little as 40 minutes and without the need for impression taking. During this course, the properties and results with hybrid ceramic materials will be addressed, together with a discussion on case selection and fabrication of one-visit chairside hybrid ceramic crowns.

Get CE credit for this course here: http://dentallearning.net/fabricating-one-visit-chairside-hybrid-ceramic-crowns

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The Science of Tooth Whitening

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Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dentists

Duration: 58:17

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A good understanding of the science behind the treatments we provide, such as restorative dentistry, implants, oral surgery, and periodontal treatment, is necessary to make solid judgments on behalf of our patients. During this webinar, the science of tooth whitening will be reviewed, including the physics, chemistry, physiology and microanatomy of whitening and the results that can be achieved. In addition, the potential frustrations of sensitivity and unpredictability of tooth whitening will be discussed, including solutions that address these.

Get CE credit for this course here: http://dentallearning.net/science-tooth-whitening

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

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Video: How to complete a dental post procedure using Pentron’s FibreKleer 4x Fiber Post

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Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists

Duration: 1:32

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Pentron’s FibreKleer 4x Fiber Posts are designed to preserve the integrity of the remaining tooth structure while simultaneously providing retention of the core build-up.Here, Dr. Tarun Agarwal shares case photos of a post and core procedure using FibreKleer 4x Fiber Posts from Pentron.

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Video: Shofu BeautiSealant Clinical Procedure

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Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists

Duration: 2:54

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Lisa Wadsworth, RDH, discusses Shofu's BeautiSealant after having the opportunity to learn about the product, bring it to her practice, and use it on patients.

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Video: Post and Core Procedure Patient Educational Video from Pentron Strada

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Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists

Duration: 1:51

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Introduce a post and core dental procedure to patients with this new, easy to understand educational video suitable for patients of all ages.
 
This video gives a step-by-step explanation of the procedure so that the patient knows what to expect. As with all features from Pentron Strada, we invite you to share it with their patients via monitor, laptop, tablet, website or Facebook. Visit www.PentronStrada.com to view more online tools for you, your staff and patient including infographics, videos, blogs, fun facts and more.

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Video: The Five Pillars of Bonding Success

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Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists

Duration: 2:02

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Ronald D. Perry, DMD, Director of the Gavel Center for Restorative Research and Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, as well as a practicing dentist, discusses the importance of doing your research before choosing a bonding agent. Dr. Perry emphasizes the Five Pillars of bonding—in-vivo efficacy without post-operative pain, marginal integrity, bond compatibility, long-term durability, and consistency of strength and adhesion—which dental professionals can use as a guide to ensure they are using a bonding agent that will lead to successful outcomes for the patient and the practice.

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