Dental Professionals

Continuing Dental Education

November 2019

Fri, 11/22/2019 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Chris Walinski DDS

The Fawcett Center (OSU Campus)

Hands-On: Limited Attendance

This course will focus on diode laser technology, including Laser Physics, Laser Safety and Laser/Tissue Interaction for all laser wavelengths. Through hands-on exercises, participants will demonstrate a competency in using diode lasers to desensitize teeth, provide tissue retraction for impressions, perform simple excisional procedures and as an adjunct to conventional scaling and root planing.

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December 2019

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Anita GohelBDS, PhD

Postle Hall
305 W. 12th Avenue

Small Group Hands-On: Limited Attendance

This course offers an overview of the different types of digital imaging, including the CCDCMOS, and PSP systems. Learn sensor placement and infection control procedures while using digital sensors, image enhancement techniques, and tips for troubleshooting errors on digital images. Participants will also take intraoral digital images on DXTTR and receive hands-on experience with image enhancement and observe intraoral and panoramic digital radiography procedures in the college’s radiology clinic.

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Tue, 12/10/2019 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Rebecca Henderson, BSDH, MS
Denise Kissell, BSDH, EFDA, MPH

Hands-on: Limited Attendance

Designed for dental hygienists wishing to update their skills and knowledge.


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Fri, 12/13/2019 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Biomedical Research Tower (OSU Campus)

Join us for this fast-paced program featuring a variety of current topics relevant to daily practice.  Topics include E-cigarettes, Ceramic CAD/CAM Materials, Dental Oncology, OSDB Updates for 2020 and more.

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Sat, 12/14/2019 - 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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Sat, 12/14/2019 - 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, 12/14/2019 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Denise KissellBSDHEFDA, MPH

This course includes four hours of self-paced coursework to be completed prior to the December 14th classroom session.

In the State of Ohio, dental hygienists are able to practice under certain conditions (e.g., in nursing homes, head start programs) without the dentist present. Dentists and dental hygienists must apply for an OHASP permit and numerous requirements must be met for this to happen. This course will review all of the requirements necessary to obtain an OHASP permit and update the participants on the populations that can be treated as well as record keeping and infection control updates.

This program meets the requirements for dental hygienists and dentists to work collaboratively to treat persons in public health facilities under the Oral Health Access Supervision Program (OHASP).

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January 2020

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 8:00am to Sun, 01/26/2020 - 5:00pm

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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February 2020

Sat, 02/01/2020 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Denise KissellBSDHEFDA, MPH

Postle Hall
305 W. 12th Avenue

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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Fri, 02/14/2020 - 8:30am to Sat, 02/15/2020 - 4:30pm

Jeffrey Okeson, DMD

More information coming soon!

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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