Dental Professionals

Continuing Dental Education

September 2015

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

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Football Friday Night: Customer Service Excellence

Subject Area: Practice Management

Richard Potts, PhD

Friday, September 11, 2015
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Fawcett Center
(2 CE credit hours)

Join Richard Potts, Director of Patient Experience at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, for an entertaining and informative presentation for the entire team. Topics will include satisfaction surveys, patient communication, and managing challenging interactions. 

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October 2015

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm

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Single Tooth Implant Essentials

Damian Lee, DDS, MS
Burak Yilmaz, DDS, PhD

Postle Hall
Boucher Room (3089B) / Lab

Hands-On: Limited  Attendance

Dental implant therapy is becoming very predictable and successful in both surgical and restorative aspects. Therefore becoming competent in the phases of diagnosis, treatment planning and restoring dental implants is a must for all practitioners.

Designed for new dentists or as a review for experienced dentists, this course is presented at an introductory level to increase comfort and confidence in providing implant care to patients.

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Fri, 10/09/2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Peter Jacobsen, DDS, PhD

The Ohio Union, OSU Campus

Dentists and hygienists make an average of 5-10 medical/pharmacology decisions a week. This course will be a concise, informative, and entertaining update on the drugs of choice and related techniques for the treatment of infections, dental management of medically complex patients and the control of pain and anxiety necessary in modern dentistry. The course focuses on clinically relevant information that is immediately useable in the dental practice.

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Fri, 10/16/2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

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Arthur B. Lewis Lecture: Clinical Evidence You Can Use

Subject Area: Orthodontics

Greg Huang, DMD, MSD, MPH

Friday, October 16, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Fawcett Center
(6 CE credit hours)

Dr. Huang will provide a brief synopsis of the principles of evidence-based orthodontics, and also describe methods to quickly access evidence.  Most of the day will be spent discussing clinical topics, such as white spot lesions, self-ligation, faster tooth movement, openbite treatment and stability, root resorption, treatment of asymmetries, and third molar management.  Dr. Huang will focus on clinically relevant information by blending findings from research, the orthodontic literature, and clinical cases.  He will also describe opportunities to participate in a national orthodontic practice-based research network.  

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Fri, 10/23/2015 - 9:00am to Sat, 10/24/2015 - 5:00pm

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Endodontic Innovations and Breakthroughs: Ohio AGD MasterTrack

Subject Area: Endodontics

Gary Glassman, DDS, FECD(C)

Friday, October 23, 2015
Saturday, October 24, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Fawcett Center
(7 CE credit hours per day)

Registrants can enroll for either or both days.

This two day hands-on participation course addresses breakthrough concepts and details necessary for acquiring the expertise and confidence to perform the highest quality endodontics.  During this program you will become familiar with the use of the “apex last” approach to canal shaping with nickel-titanium instrumentation using Adaptive Motion Technology, safely use ultrasonics, predictable irrigation protocols using apical negative pressure, posts, and warm vertical condensation using continuous wave techniques.

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Sat, 10/24/2015 - 8:00am to 3:00pm

Subject Area: Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene

Michele Carr, RDH, MA
Simon Prior, DDS, PhD

Postle Hall, OSU Campus
Columbus, OH

This course provides registered Dental Hygienists with basic and current concepts in the administration of nitrous oxide

This program is also specifically designed to prepare the Dental Assistant to obtain certification in nitrous oxide monitoring as mandated by the Ohio State Dental Board. 

All participants are required to pass a written examination.

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November 2015

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

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3rd Annual Oral Pathology and Radiology Symposium

Subject Area: Oral Pathology

Mansur Ahmad, BDS, PhD
Catherine Flaitz, DDS, MS
Christine Harrington, DDS, MS

Friday, November 13, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Blackwell Inn
(7.5 CE credit hours)

This year’s symposium will present a variety of oral and maxillofacial conditions encompassing both soft tissue and bony lesions that are  encountered in general and specialty dental practices.  Participation in this course is an excellent way to improve both diagnostic skills and patient management strategies of many oral diseases.

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Sat, 11/14/2015 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

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Coronal Polishing for the Certified Dental Assistant

Subject Area: Dental Assisting

Postle Hall
305 W. 12th Avenue

This course is designed to prepare the certified dental assistant to properly perform a coronal polishing procedure. This board approved lecture/hands-on course satisfies the 7 hour CE requirement for CDA's seeking Coronal Polishing Certification from the Ohio State Dental Board.  All participants are required to pass a quiz at the conclusion of the course.

Following course completion, participants may apply for a Coronal Polishing certificate from the State Dental Board.  (You may not perform this function until you have received the certificate from the Board.)

*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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December 2015

Sat, 12/05/2015 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Subject Area: Dental Assisting

Postle Hall
305 W. 12th Avenue

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, 12/05/2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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Oral Health Access Supervision Program (OHASP)

Subject Area: Dental Hygiene

Postle Hall
305 W. 12th Avenue

In the State of Ohio, dental hygienists are now 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).

This course includes four hours of self-paced coursework to be completed prior to the December 5th classroom session.

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