Dental Professionals

Continuing Dental Education

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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.)

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December 2016

Sat, 12/03/2016 -
8:00am to 12:00pm

Subject Area: Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene

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, 12/03/2016 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

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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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.

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January 2017

Sat, 01/28/2017 (All day) to Sat, 02/04/2017 (All day)

Subject Area: Travel Programs

John Nusstein, DDS, MS

Join us for a 7-day travel and learn to Costa Rica - volcano, rainforest and beach!

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February 2017

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 8:00am to Sun, 02/05/2017 - 5:00pm

Subject Area: Anxiety and Pain Control, Dental Hygiene

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

Postle Hall, OSU Campus
(Course includes 13 hours self-paced online content)

This course for dental hygienists in the state of Ohio will cover the basic concepts of the administration of local anesthesia. This self-study, lecture, hands-on course is designed to prepare the participant for the safe and effective administration of local anesthesia and pain control. 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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Fri, 02/10/2017 (All day) to Sat, 02/11/2017 (All day)

Jeffrey Okeson, DMD

Biomedical Research Tower
OSU Campus

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March 2017

Fri, 03/03/2017 (All day) to Sat, 03/04/2017 (All day)

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 OSU Wexner Medical Center physicians, this course will focus on a variety of topics relevant to today's health professionals including bipolar disorders, autism spectrum disorders, esophageal reflux, osteoporosis and more.

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April 2017

Fri, 04/28/2017 (All day)

Sam Low, DDS, MS, MEd

The Fawcett Center
OSU Campus

With periodontitis being the major contributor for tooth loss in the practice of dentistry, resolving the disease process requires the entire dental team’s commitment to a systematic approach. This presentation will provide the participant with user-friendly protocols and technological solutions to find and manage periodontal disease. Take the frustration out of delivering periodontal care and gain success with patient case acceptance, tooth retention and financial reward.

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Costa Rica

CE Travel & Learn
Costa Rica

Jan 28 - Feb 4, 2017

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