Dental Professionals

Continuing Dental Education

September 2016

Fri, 09/30/2016 -
9:00am to 4:30pm

Robert Weyant, MS, DMD, DrPH
John Kalmar, DMD, PhD
Angelo Mariotti, DDS, PhD
Robert Seghi, DDS, MS

The Ohio Union

This year's Post College Assembly will feature clinical perspectives on evidence-based dentistry.  The luncheon will include the Dental Alumni Society Business Meeting and the Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony.

More information and online registration

October 2016

Fri, 10/07/2016 -
12:30pm to 4:30pm

Subject Area: Radiography

Anita Gohel, BDS, PhD
Connie Kuntupis, BSDH, MS

Postle Hall
305 W. 12th Avenue

Small Group Hands-On: Limited Attendance

Current radiology certification is required to take this course.

This course offers an overview of the different types of digital imaging, including the CCD, CMOS, 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.

More information and online registration

Fri, 10/14/2016 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

Subject Area: Orthodontics, Radiography

Lucia Cevidanes, DDS, MS, PhD

The Fawcett Center
OSU Campus

3D imaging has recently innovated diagnostic records in our practices with 3D digital models, photographs and Cone Beam CT imaging. 3D images provide insight into dental compensations and skeletal changes in different approaches for orthopedic correction of Class II and Class III malocclusions. While longitudinal data for orthopedic correction is currently only short-term, surgical correction may also show remarkable post-surgical adaptations and relapse. The envelope of changes with orthopedic and surgical correction has now been updated with new understanding of 3D facial changes relative to the cranial base and with bone remodeling and response to growth and treatment. 

More information and online registration

Fri, 10/14/2016 -
1:00pm to 6:00pm

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.  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 practitioners, this course is presented at an introductory level to increase comfort and confidence in providing implant care to patients.

More information and online registration

Sat, 10/15/2016 -
8:00am to 3:00pm

Subject Area: Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene

Becky Henderson, RDH, MS
Simon Prior, BDS, PhD

Postle Hall
305 W. 12th Avenue

This course meets the Ohio State Dental Board 6 hour CE requirement for Dental Hygienists to become eligible to administer nitrous oxide sedation, and for Dental Assistants to monitor nitrous oxide sedation. All participants are required to pass a written exam.

More information and online registration

Fri, 10/21/2016 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

Melissa Drum, DDS, MS
Sara Fowler, DMD, MS
John Nusstein, DDS, MS

Biomedical Research Tower
460 W. 12th Avenue

One of the goals in dentistry is to provide the patient painless treatment. Profound local anesthesia is an important part of this goal, but can be difficult to achieve. This lecture will focus on the successful management of pulpal pain using local anesthesia.

This lecture will review the clinical studies that have been conducted looking to improve local anesthesia success. This information can be used to develop an evidence-based strategy to help practitioners achieve profound pulpal anesthesia. Supplemental anesthetic techniques will be reviewed as well as new products available to the clinician. 

More information and online registration

Sat, 10/22/2016 -
8:00am to 5:00pm

Subject Area: Dental Assisting

Wendy Moore, BSDH, MS, EFDA

Postle Hall
305 W. 12th Avenue

This lecture/hands-on course satisfies the 8 hour CE requirement of the Ohio State Dental Board (OSDB) for CDA's to perform this function.  Participants should bring a sample of the sealant material used in your office and bring as many extracted teeth as you can in a sterilized pouch.

More information and online registration

Fri, 10/28/2016 -
9:00am to 5:00pm

Chris Waliski 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.

More information and online registration

November 2016

Fri, 11/18/2016 -
8:30am to 5:00pm

Subject Area: Oral Pathology

Anita Gohel, BDS, PhD
John Kalmar, DMD, PhD
John Svirsky, DDS, M.Ed

The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center

This 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 discernment skills and patient management strategies of many oral diseases. 

More information and online registration

Sat, 11/19/2016 -
8:00am to 4:00pm

Subject Area: Dental Assisting

Denise Kissell, RDH, MS, EFDA

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.)

More information and online registration

December 2016

Fri, 12/09/2016 -
1:00pm to 6:00pm

Damian Lee, DDS, MS
Burak Yilmaz, DDS, Phd

Postle Hall
Boucher Room (3089B) / Lab

Hands-On: Limited Attendance

Increase your comfort and confidence in providing removable implant prosthodontic care for your patients.  Treatment planning factors, including case selection and step-by-step restorative procedures, will be discussed.  The hands-on experience will provide the opportunity to learn and practice using various procedures, attachments systems and impression techniques related to implant-retained overdentures.

More information and online registration

Register Now for Costa Rica

Costa Rica

CE Travel & Learn
Costa Rica

Jan 28 - Feb 4, 2017

Trip details and reservation information