Dental Professionals

Continuing Dental Education

Live Courses

April 2021

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Live Zoom Webinar

  • This session is Part 2 of a 3-part Pharmacology Webinar Series
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    • Discounted price when purchasing all 3 sessions

 

Faculty: Mark Wenzel, DDS

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify when it is appropriate to use antibiotics
  • Identify caution flags when using antiplatlet/anticoagulant medications
  • Understand maximum dosages of anesthetics and vasoconstrictors, and when to avoid vasoconstrictors

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May 2021

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Shankar Iyer, DDS

This presentation will review some evidence-based treatment options for restoring a missing anterior tooth. While there are 3 common options, it is sometimes challenging to pick one option over the other. A matrix will be illustrated to help the clinician come up with restorative solutions in the esthetic zone.

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Thu, 05/13/2021 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Live Zoom Webinar

  • This session is Part 3 of a 3-part Pharmacology Webinar Series
  • Register for one or more sessions
    • Discounted price when purchasing all 3 sessions

 

Faculty: Mark Wenzel, DDS

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

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to manage pain without opiates
  • Understand when it is appropriate to use opiates
  • Understand the disease model of addiction

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Thu, 05/20/2021 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Joan M. Davis, PhD

The use of cannabis and cannabis-based products continue to rise in the United States and Canada. Unfortunately, research is often conflicting or unclear as to the benefits or harm of cannabis to the body or oral tissue. This lecture will provide a succinct overview of the forms of cannabis, how it is used and the health implications for the practicing dentist.

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Sun, 05/23/2021 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Sam Low, DDS, MS, MEd

Being effective in incorporating periodontics into the practice of dentistry can be a challenge in today’s environment.  However, adhering to a mission of quality patient care, enhanced mental/physical well-being, with positive financial growth can overcome any respective hurdles. We examine effective strategies to create a workflow that results in positive periodontal case acceptance. Current relationships between periodontal diseases and susceptibility to viral infections is demonstrated. By building on a growth area in periodontics from nonsurgical to surgical procedures especially with the “over 55” population produces net gain with reduced overhead. Being discriminate on technology assets with a selection producing value added revenue results in a unique practice niche that adds new patients and retains existing patients.

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June 2021

Fri, 06/04/2021 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Marvin Leventer, DDS

This seminar will offer a review of safe in office sedation modalities. We will cover the pros, cons, risks, objectives of oral sedation, nitrous oxide, and local anesthesia, IV moderate sedation and general anesthesia will be covered as informational and for comparison. Both pediatric and adult patient issues will be discussed.

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Sat, 06/12/2021 - 8:00am to 12:30pm

Denise KissellBSDHEFDA, MPH

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

The format for this course includes a webinar and self-study material followed by an in-person session on June 12.

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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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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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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