Dental Professionals

Continuing Dental Education

February 2020

Sat, 02/29/2020 - 8:00am to 3:00pm

Rebecca Henderson, BSDH, MS
Hany EmamBDS, MS

Hands-on: Limited Attendance

Postle Hall
305 W. 12th Avenue

Meets OSDB CE requirement for Dental Hygienists to become eligible to administer nitrous oxide sedation, and for Dental Assistants to monitor nitrous oxide sedation. The course is also appropriate for dentists looking to incorporate the use of nitrous oxide sedation in their practice or as a refresher

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Sat, 02/29/2020 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Sonya KalimDMD, MDS

Postle Hall (OSU Campus)

Hands-on: Limited Attendance

Cone beam CT has transformed the practice of dentistry. This course will address recent advances in CBCT imaging and how to incorporate these into the dental practice for optimal patient care. The technology as well as the practical uses of CBCT for improving diagnosis and treatment planning in various fields of dentistry will be discussed. Participants will be able to get a better understanding of CBCT anatomy and anatomical variations. Image interpretation, writing CBCT reports, as well as medical legal issues will also be addressed. The presentation will include illustrated case presentations, discussions, and interactive radiographic interpretations. Participants will gain hands-on experience using CBCT software while being guided through proper CBCT interpretation using clinical cases. 

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March 2020

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 8:00am to Sat, 03/07/2020 - 12:00pm

The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center
OSU Campus

Maximize your role in improving the overall health of your patients as well as treating medically complex patients in this unique continuing education event.  Taught by physicians and faculty from OSU's Wexner Medical Center, this course will focus on a variety of topics relevant to today's health professional including osteoporosis, anticoagulants, migraines, chemotherapy, autism spectrum disorder, immunosuppressant medications, and more.

This course satisfies the new two-hour OSBD biennial CE requirement for mandatory opioid prescribing education.

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Sat, 03/28/2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Brian PartidoBSDH, MS

This course is designed to prepare the certified dental assistant to properly apply dental sealants in the dental practice. Participants should bring a sample of the sealant material used in your office and bring as many extracted teeth as you can in a sterilization pouch.

This board approved lecture/hands-on course satisfies the 8 hour CE requirement from the Ohio State Dental Board for CDA's to perform this function.

*During the clinical portion of the course, students will be both operator and patient as you will practice the techniques on a classmate.

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April 2020

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

John Kalmar, DMD, PhD

Fawcett Center (OSU Campus)

This course will provide an overview of a variety of pathologic conditions encountered in the practice of dentistry. Clinical and radiographic features of orofacial lesions will be reviewed with emphasis on developing a sound differential diagnosis. Case-based examples will be used to help participants recognize the variable signs and symptoms of common as well as significant oral diseases. Topics will include: 1) oral ulcerative and vesiculo-erosive diseases 2) odontogenic cysts and tumors and 3) skin lesions of the head and neck. Current concepts in disease pathogenesis and treatment will be reinforced through an interactive format.

This course is being held in tandem with "Bad to the Bone: Dental Oncology for the Restorative Dental Team". View link below for more details.​

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Fri, 04/03/2020 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Matthew Messina, DDS

Fawcett Center (OSU Campus)

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. The attendees will receive materials that can become a reference manual for the practice in the assessment and treatment of oncology patients.

This course is being held in tandem with "Contemporary Oral Pathology". View link below for more details.​

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Fri, 04/17/2020 (All day) to Sat, 04/18/2020 (All day)

Christopher Walinski, DDS

Hands-on: Limited Attendance

The use of hard tissue and soft tissue lasers in dental practice continues to evolve and improve. What began as a simple excisional device has transformed into a technology which can be used in every dental specialty. This informative and interactive experience will take you into the world of laser dentistry beyond gingivectomy and fibroma removal. Presentation topics will include techniques to enhance periodontal surgery, ailing and failing implants and predictable pain relief using various wavelengths.

Successful completion of this course will provide laser certification through the World Clinical Laser Institute.

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Fri, 04/17/2020 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Tom Houston, MD
Gretchen Clark Hammond, PhD, MSW, LSW, TTS
Lewis Claman, DDS, MS
Denise Kissell, BSDH, EFDA, MPH

In this half-day course, the presenters will review tobacco-related diseases and provide smoking cessation strategies to share with your patients including medications, brief tobacco cessation techniques, application to a dental practice setting and resources.  The primary presenters will be a family medicine physician and a social worker, both with many years of experience in tobacco cessation counseling.

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Fri, 04/24/2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Mark Wenzel, DDS

Fawcett Center (OSU Campus)

What are all these funny named drugs on your patients health history? Which ones should get your attention? Learn what is pertinent for safe dental practice, learn new guidelines for antibiotic use and pain medication use, and review local anesthetics and nitrous oxide use.

This course satisfies the new two-hour OSBD biennial CE requirement for mandatory opioid prescribing education.

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May 2020

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Denise KissellBSDHEFDA, MPH

This 4 credit hour lecture/discussion is designed to give the participant a better understanding of the causes and contributing factors of dental medical emergencies, while recognizing the signs and symptoms of possible emergencies that may occur in the dental office. The participant will be able to describe initial treatment indicated, incorporate the knowledge of prevention techniques, and state stress reduction protocols.

Pursuant to House Bill 463, this course satisfies the OSDB 4-hour CE requirement for dental hygienists, CDAs, and EFDAs to practice when the dentist is not physically present.  (Additional requirements include CPR certification and one year/1,500 hours of experience for DH, and two years/3,000 hours for CDA.) See House Bill 463 for additional details.

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Sat, 05/02/2020 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Denise KissellBSDHEFDA, MPH

This lecture/hands-on course satisfies the 7 hour CE requirement for CDA's seeking Coronal Polishing Certification from the Ohio State Dental Board (OSDB).

Following the course, participants may apply for a Coronal Polishing Certificate from the OSDB.  (You may not perform this function until you have received your certificate from the board.)

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