Dental Professionals

Continuing Dental Education

Live Courses

June 2021

Thu, 06/24/2021 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Ken Tilashalski, DMD

Put on your thinking caps on as your diagnostic abilities are about to be tested.  Real world cases will frame a discussion on the differential diagnosis process.  In this presentation, the “mysteries” of pathology will become clear, allowing you to communicate more effectively with your patient regarding their oral diseases.  You will learn key points to help make your life easier and practical information that can be immediately applied.  A myriad of topics and cutting edge information will be discussed, and include: What is that thing and how do I treat it? What caused this and how do I prevent it? And if it hurts, what will make it feel better?

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July 2021

Fri, 07/02/2021 - 8:00am to 11:00am

Live Zoom Webinar

This course provides an overview of the terminology and characteristics of all teeth in the adult and deciduous dentition. The course is open to all dental professionals, but it is a mandatory prerequisite for those wishing to apply for the EFDA Continuing Education program offered through OSU. The course will include identification of all important tooth structures (pits, fissures, fossae, cusps, ridges, contours, preparation walls and angles, etc.).  

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Sat, 07/10/2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Leopoldo Correa, BDS, MS

To anyone treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) patients - including pediatric patients - this burgeoning field is of the utmost importance. Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) is increasingly recognized as a chronic disorder of dysfunctional breathing during sleep in children and can range from habitual snoring to OSA. The spectrum of SDB can result in adverse neurocognitive consequences from sleep fragmentation and intermittent hypoxemia, as well as adverse craniofacial maldevelopment; abnormal breathing patterns; learning difficulties; ADD and ADHD; poor academic performances; excessive sleepiness; and behavioral, mood, and anxiety disorders. As part of this program, participants will learn the necessary steps to complete a comprehensive TMD evaluation and will be given information on the epidemiology, classification, signs, and symptoms of these conditions. Participants will also receive instruction on how to develop an appropriate plan of care for SLEEP - TMD patients, while understanding when adjunct forms of therapy should be incorporated. The program will provide a clear understanding of the need for a multidisciplinary approach in the management of patients with TMD and OSA.

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Wed, 07/14/2021 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Bryant Cornelius, DDS, MBA, MPH

As more patients become familiar with and inquire about sedation in the dental office, it is important that providers understand the risks and benefits of providing this valuable service. Proper training, proper equipment, and proper patient selection are required to ensure a safe and predictable outcome. This course will review essential concepts that guide dentists who provide sedation.

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Sat, 07/17/2021 - 8:00am to 11:00am

Live Zoom Webinar

This course provides an overview of the terminology and characteristics of all teeth in the adult and deciduous dentition. The course is open to all dental professionals, but it is a mandatory prerequisite for those wishing to apply for the EFDA Continuing Education program offered through OSU. The course will include identification of all important tooth structures (pits, fissures, fossae, cusps, ridges, contours, preparation walls and angles, etc.).  

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Sun, 07/18/2021 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Noah Chivian, DDS

Endogastritis has been defined as pain in the abdomen—particularly the mucous membrane lining of the stomach—caused by untoward incidents that occur during root canal therapy or are discovered following root canal therapy. Such symptoms may arise upon:

1) Seeing red in the post preparation or noticing a post perforation in the post cementation radiograph;

2) Placing a 21mm instrument in a root canal and having only 18mm of length attached to the handle when you remove it;

3) Locating a fractured root requiring extraction;

4) Finding most of the post remaining in the root when the patient’s crown unexpectedly dislodges.

The treatment for endogastritis is prevention of the underlying problem. When you are faced with the predicament, the best approach is a period of contemplation followed by a coordinated treatment plan to correct it.

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Thu, 07/29/2021 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Ernest Lam, DMD, MSc, PhD

Panoramic images are commonly acquired in dental practice, and it is important for dentists to understand the appropriateness of this imaging tool in diagnosis.  The purpose of this lecture is to remind (or “re-prime”) dentists’ knowledge about panoramic imaging: how to systematically review the panoramic image, technical errors, and variations in normal anatomy that may simulate the appearance of disease; limitations of panoramic images in diagnosis; and when (and when not) to order imaging.  As with any test that has an associated risk, the careful and judicious use of panoramic imaging in dental patients should result in a net benefit to their immediate management.

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August 2021

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Tobie Jones, DMD

The huge boom in alternative medicine and a waning trust in the healthcare system coupled with information only a quick search away has led to a growing and diverse variety of unconventional approaches to healthcare. The field of dentistry is not immune from this movement – our patients are exposed to a variety of alternatives to conventional care, self-care, and even conspiracy theories in regards to their oral health.  Exactly what is the information that our patients being are exposed to? What are the current trends in alternative dentistry?  Where did some of these unique ideas originate?  And, most importantly, what does the literature say (or not say) about them? In this course, you will get the answers to these questions (and more). You will learn how to effectively communicate with your patients in regards to alternative dental care and provide them with evidence-based advice, while at the same time respecting their autonomy and personal choices.

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Thu, 08/26/2021 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Live Webinar

Mark Wenzel, DDS

This course satisfies the 2-hour Ohio State Dental Board biennial CE requirement for mandatory opioid prescribing education

The self-paced course discusses the history of opioid use in medicine and the Ohio guidelines for prescribing opioids. The presentation also reviews OARRS, non-pharmacologic and non-opioid pain treatment options, addiction and substance use disorders, and more!

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Sat, 08/28/2021 - 8:00am to Sun, 08/29/2021 - 5:00pm

Subject Area: Dental Hygiene

Hany EmamBDS, MS
​Rebecca Henderson, BSDH, MS

Postle Hall, OSU Campus
(Course includes 13 hours self-paced online content)

Completion of this course prepares one to take the CDCA examination required for dental hygiene local anesthesia credentialing in Ohio. Participants will complete 13 hours of on-line self-study prior to attending the 16 hour lecture and hands-on sessions. Participants will be taught in the Ohio State University College of Dentistry under the supervision of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery faculty and Dental Hygiene faculty.  All participants will give and receive injections and will be asked to complete a consent form and provide proof of current vaccinations prior to attending.

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On-Demand

Matthew Messina, DDS

Course Format: Recorded Lecture
CE Credits: 3.0

We are winning the battle against cancer, which means that more people are living longer . . . and will need the help of their dentist! With increasing frequency, every dental practice will see patients undergoing cancer treatment and who are at risk of the side effects and sequelae of their care. In 2018, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry launched the Dental Oncology Clinic, geared to providing comprehensive care for cancer patients. The goal is to minimize the risks of dental care for patients undergoing cancer treatment, provide information and education for patients, their families and healthcare providers, and to enhance the quality of life for cancer patients. This course presents a compilation of the experience gained by that clinic, which will provide tools that the attendee can use immediately in the care of their patients. 

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Kimberly Hammersmith, DDS, MPH, MS

Course Format: Recorded Lecture
CE Credits: 1.5

Silver Diamine Fluoride has been used around the world for decades, but only recently gained FDA approval in the US. Uptake in pediatric dentistry has been swift, but SDF can be used more broadly as a medical management tool for dental caries in patients of all ages.

This course is designed for:

  • Any dental professional wishing to learn to about the use of silver diamine fluoride
  • Dental hygienists and EFDAs seeking to meet the Ohio State Dental Board's (OSDB) educational requirements to apply SDF.  

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Mark Wenzel, DDS

Course Format: Recorded Lecture
CE Credits: 2.0

This course satisfies the 2-hour Ohio State Dental Board biennial CE requirement for mandatory opioid prescribing education

The self-paced course discusses the history of opioid use in medicine and the Ohio guidelines for prescribing opioids. The presentation also reviews OARRS, non-pharmacologic and non-opioid pain treatment options, addiction and substance use disorders, and more!

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Subject Area: Radiography

Sonya Kalim, DMD, MDS

Course Format: Recorded Lecture
CE Credits: 2.0

This course satisfies the OSDB 2-hour radiography renewal CE requirement for dental assistants.

Digital radiography offers the advantages of instant access, easy transmission, and manipulation of images to optimize brightness and contrast. This course offers an overview of the different types of digital imaging, including the CCD, CMOS, and PSP systems as well as panoramic imaging. Handheld x-ray devices will also be discussed.

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Subject Area: Radiography

Sonya Kalim, DMD, MDS

Course Format: Electronic Document (PDF)
CE Credits: 2.0

This course satisfies the OSDB 2-hour radiography renewal CE requirement for dental assistants.

Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a relatively recent technology that has revolutionized the modern practice of dentistry. The relative affordability of CBCT equipment and the invaluable diagnostic information CBCT provides have made this advanced imaging technique extremely popular. Thus, it has become increasingly essential to have an introductory knowledge base regarding CBCT technology.

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Denise Kissell, BSDH, EFDA, MPH

Course Format: Recorded Lecture
CE Credits: 4.0

This course has been approved by the Ohio State Dental Board as an acceptable CE program for the Medical Emergency Recognition Course requirement for all Ohio dental auxiliary who wish to practice when the dentist is not physically present. (Additional requirements include CPR certification and one year active practice and 1,500 hours of experience in dental hygiene practice; and two years of active practice and 3,000 hours of experience for CDA/EFDA). 

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Subject Area: Infection Control

Denise Kissell, BSDH, EFDA, MPH

Course Format: Electronic document (PDF)
CE Credits: 2.0

Infection control and prevention is an important focus of everyday patient care in the practice of dentistry. Unfortunately, many oral health care professionals do not closely adhere to the many protocols and guidelines that the CDC and individual states have established. Encountering patients with a known infection, or a situation where there is a lapse in sterilization, reminds of us of the importance of keeping patients and providers safe. At this moment, infection control and prevention is at the forefront of minds both within and outside of healthcare as COVID 19 has thrust this important topic into the spotlight. With this course, we will look at common infectious agents that we may encounter in dentistry as well as review the CDC guidelines and State of Ohio Dental Board protocols to avoid disease transmission.

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