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Same-Day Dentistry Upgrade with the 9.3 μm CO2 All-Tissue Laser

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Date: 2021-11-09 08:00:00

Location: Online Webinar

Contact Hours: 1

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Many dental practices are investing in equipment that enables them to refer less work to the lab, provide a better and more predictable patient experience, and do more in a single visit. Those practices can take same-day dentistry to the next level with the 9.3 μm CO2 All-Tissue Laser. It’s fast, precise, blood and suture-free for most soft tissue surgeries and reliably anesthesia-free for hard tissue procedures.

The 9.3 μm CO2 All-Tissue Laser enables soft and osseous tissue surgery, from gingival contouring to frenectomies to fibroma removals, as well as restorations in multiple quadrants during a single visit. In conjunction with CAD/CAM, the laser enables an osseous crown lengthening and a crown in a single visit – a true "crown in a day" – with no pain, sutures, referral, or second visit. And because the 9.3 μm CO2 All-Tissue Laser is precise, atraumatic, and blood-free, scans are improved and outcomes more predictable.

Join Jeffrey Rohde, DDS, MS to learn how the 9.3 μm CO2 laser takes same-day dentistry to the next level.

Learning Objectives
  • Discover how the 9.3 μm CO2 laser increases efficiencies, enables procedures previously referred out, better clinical outcomes and dramatically increases new patient flow
  • Review reliably anesthesia- and blood-free applications for osseous, hard, and soft tissues
  • Understand the science behind the laser’s efficient cutting
 
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The ABC’s of Adhesive Bonding and Cementation

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Date: 2021-10-18 08:00:00

Location: Online Webinar

Contact Hours: 1 CE

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While dental material and techniques have continued to improve, the options facing dentists when choosing adhesives and cements have increased to the point where making decisions can often be confusing. This webinar will discuss the different generations of adhesives, (including the new universal adhesives), total-etch, self-etch, and selective etch techniques, and how and when to use them clinically in an effort to simplify and help clear up some of the confusion. In addition, this program will discuss conventional cementation vs. adhesive resin cementation, resin-modified glass ionomer, self-adhesive resin, ion releasing, and light-cure and dual cure adhesive resin cements. Lastly clinical cases will be shown to demonstrate the use of these adhesives and cements including the proper protocols for treating the tooth and the restoration when adhesively bonding either glass ceramics like lithium disilicate or zirconia.

Learning Objectives
After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

» Why proper isolation is important when adhesively bonding restorations

» How universal adhesives can help to limit product inventory, save time, and simplify the bonding procedure

» When to cement and when to bond

» Why ion releasing cements can be beneficial

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Maximizing Outcomes with 21st Century Technologies

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Date: 2021-10-06 08:30:00

Location: Online Webinar

Contact Hours: 1 Self Study CE

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Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) positions clinicians to provide optimal preventive and therapeutic care to their patients, but now discover how to obliterate dysbiotic biofilm, faster and safer than ever before with innovative 21st century technologies. Less is more with innovative technologies that provide enhanced outcomes. Less effort on the part of the clinician for efficient and effective biofilm management. Less noise, reduced weight of handpiece, and less production of aerosol spray making it even safer and easier to use on every patient. Less (almost zero) discomfort for the patient utilizing Erythritol PLUS powder during GBT. Clinicians can maximize clinical outcomes, and maximize positive patient experiences incorporating technologies that have raised the bar on effective biofilm management supra and subgingivally, around delicate restorative materials, and around implants. Position your practice to be the topic of conversation following your patient’s experiences utilizing 21st century technologies. They will never want to return to antiquated methods, and neither will you!

Learning Objectives
After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

» Discover how Guided Biofilm Therapy improves patient and clinician outcomes

» Appraise how the Airflow® Prophylaxis Master capitalizes on the synergy of air, water and powder for gentle yet powerful biofilm removal

» Identify how to maximize outcomes for patients and clinicians with evidence-based innovations


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

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Date: 2021-09-28 08:00:00

Location: Online Webinar

Contact Hours: 1 Self-Study CE

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Tooth sensitivity can be a frustrating concern for both patients and dentists. This webinar will teach dental professionals everything there is to know about sensitivity - why it happens, how desensitizers work, when and how to treat different types of sensitivity, and how to prevent it.

Learning Objectives
After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

» Why some teeth require endodontic therapy after new crowns and other restorations – and how to prevent that from happening

» What to look for in the ideal desensitizer

» Why some patients are more or less susceptible to sensitivity

» What causes whitening zingers and how to prevent them

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Smile Restoration Using a Single-Shade Omni-Chromatic Material - Marty Jablow, DMD

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Date: 08-30-2021 16:16:31 pm


A 38-year-old man presented for a routine dental examination. His chief complaint was, in his words, “I have a lot of cavities.” In fact, he had caries in all 4 quadrants and requested that his teeth be restored without metal fillings. His medical history was normal, so we obtained radiographs to determine the extent of the caries (Tuxedo intraoral sensor and XrayVision 4 software, Apteryx). In addition to radiographs, the caries diagnosis and extent of the decay was confirmed visually under surgical loupe magnification (EyeZoom, Orascoptic) (Figure 1).

Diagnosis
Fortunately, the diagnostics revealed no caries into the pulp, so the only treatment required for the patient’s affected teeth were composite restorations. We obtained intraoral photographs (EyeSpecial C-III, Shofu) and discussed the proposed treatment plan with the patient. He was delighted that he would not have to receive unsightly metal fillings to restore his teeth, and quickly scheduled the necessary appointments to receive his tooth-colored restorations.

Caries Removal and Prep
The patient was anesthetized via a PDL injection (Septocaine, Septodont), and a mouth prop (DryShield) was placed into his mouth to ensure a dry field environment (Figure 2). Caries was removed using an LED micromotor attached to an electric handpiece controller (iOptima, Bien Air), which allowed me to precisely adjust the bur speed. The gross caries was removed using highspeed round burs at 200,000 RPMs and ceramic burs running at 1,500 RPMs were used to remove the deeper decay (Figure 3).

Following caries removal, the enamel was etched with 35% phosphoric acid, and a universal bonding adhesive (Futurabond M+, VOCO) was placed on the enamel and dentin (Figure 4). The preparation was rubbed for 20 seconds, and then air dried for 5 seconds. The bonding adhesive was then light-cured for 20 seconds (Demi Plus, KaVo Kerr). The light output and material curing times were verified using a wireless smart radiometer (checkUP, BlueLight Analytics).

Creating an Esthetic Restoration
A single-shade, all-ceramic-based restorative material (Admira Fusion x-tra, VOCO) was selected for the restorations. This omni-chromatic material provides low polymerization shrinkage and is very easy to polish. Due to its nano-particle filler technology, Admira Fusion x-tra draws color from surrounding tooth structure to match any patient’s dentition with a single shade.

The material was placed into the preparations using a heated composite gun (Phasor, Vista) to improve the flow. The restorations were then cured and polished with finishing burs and polishers (Figure 5).

Conclusion
Postoperative instructions were given to the patient, who was pleased with the restoration and very happy to see the dark areas around his gums looking much better. He shared that he was enthusiastic about completing his remaining caries treatment. I feel enthusiastic, too, because I know that by using Admira Fusion x-tra to restore his smile, these future restorations will blend seamlessly into his existing dentition and create long-term esthetic results.

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

Part 3: Direct composite restorations, materials, and adhesives. What you really need to know!

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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:
• Distinguish the dynamics of composite polymerization and how to minimize polymerization shrinkage stress.
• Describe different adhesive systems and how to optimize their performance.
• Discuss mitigation strategies to reduce the risk of transmission of airborne pathogens in dentistry.

Abstract

Direct posterior composites are the "bread and butter" of most restorative practices and proper management of the adhesive interface is crucial for predictable placement. This requires an understanding of the materials being utilized, the substrate being bonded to, and a correct and precise clinical protocol. The very latest materials, techniques, and controversies will be discussed. Over three one-hour lectures, Dr. Alex will review just what composites are and discuss practical step by step methodologies and placement techniques based on the latest research and materials. 

Review Part 1 here. 

Review Part 2 here. 

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

Part 2: Direct composite restorations, materials, and adhesives. What you really need to know!

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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:
• Distinguish the dynamics of composite polymerization and how to minimize polymerization shrinkage stress.
• Describe different adhesive systems and how to optimize their performance.
• Discuss mitigation strategies to reduce the risk of transmission of airborne pathogens in dentistry.

Abstract

Direct posterior composites are the "bread and butter" of most restorative practices and proper management of the adhesive interface is crucial for predictable placement. This requires an understanding of the materials being utilized, the substrate being bonded to, and a correct and precise clinical protocol. The very latest materials, techniques, and controversies will be discussed. Over three one-hour lectures, Dr. Alex will review just what composites are and discuss practical step by step methodologies and placement techniques based on the latest research and materials. 

Check out Part 1 here.
Check out Part 3 here. 

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

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

Indirect Restorations Then & Now: A Comparison of Analog & Digital Workflows

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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

On completion of this program, the student should be able to:
1. Distinguish the similarities and differences comparing traditional, digital, and CAD/CAM impression techniques
2. List the differences among current impression materials
3. Describe how digital impressions and CAD/CAM technology can improve efficiency
4. Explain how digital and CAD/CAM technology relates to patient care and acceptance
 

Abstract

Modern-day dentists have the luxury of choosing among several methods for fabricating indirect restorations. Although the traditional workflow has been effective for decades, technological advancements are changing the norms and providing practitioners with a more efficient option. Digital impressions and chairside CAD/CAM systems allow providers to deliver high-quality restorations to patients faster and in fewer appointments. This course compares the traditional analog workflow with the digital approach, as well as highlights how digital impressions and CAD/CAM technology can help streamline restoration fabrication and improve clinical efficiency.

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

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

The Routine Use of Incompatible Dental Materials in Dentistry—Why?

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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

While reading this course, attendees will learn the following:
1. Oral dysbiosis creates dental diseases that later affect systemic health.
2. Ionic interactions between dental materials may be both beneficial and detrimental to a
restoration’s success.
3. Discrepancies may occur in published research due to a researcher’s failure to
correctly follow manufacturer’s instructions and by using materials in inappropriate
situations.
4. Nonexistent bonds between base and restorative materials weaken the final restoration.
 
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Abstract

The almost universal acceptance of the oral-systemic health link requires that dental professionals be more fully versed in biological sciences, especially microbiology. Dental disease is the result of an oral dysbiosis that later contributes to systemic illness. In addition, dentists now have a plethora of dental materials to choose from, requiring more familiarity with materials science. Further complicating matters is that incompatible materials sometimes are used together. This appears to surprise those with
a thorough background in dental materials, but several important factors contribute to this conundrum. First, popular speakers frequently suggest techniques that they have successfully used with a small number of patients. They assume a positive outcome based on a condensed time frame. Second, the complexity of materials complicates the scenario because of ionic interactions, some of which are less than beneficial. Last, dental students should be exposed to more information about dental materials with an emphasis on critical thinking, and they should be encouraged to question “common knowledge.” Practitioners must keep current with new technology but also be wary of contradictory research and cognizant of possible conflicts of interest. A clinical case with an emphasis on compatible materials provides a step-by-step technique for restoration longevity.

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

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

Maximize Your Cutting Edge

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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:
• Recognize which burs work best to maximize their cutting performance
• Adopt conservative tooth reduction principles
• Create customized bur catalog for modern ceramics
• Implement cost effective approaches to bur inventory

Abstract

Whether prepping a tooth for a crown, a Class II restoration or creating access through a zirconia crown, clinicians rely on dental burs for precision and cutting performance. But do you know which burs work best? This program will share how your practice can benefit from cutting efficiency to promote the highest of infection control standards while being mindful of the bottom line. You will learn that by using properly selected burs, these procedural demands become easier both for the dentist and the patient. 
 

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

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