Dental Professionals

Continuing Dental Education

March 2019

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Brian Partido, BSDH, 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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April 2019

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

John Kalmar, DMD, PhD

Biomedical Research Tower
(OSU Campus)

This seminar will review the conventional visual and tactile examination (CVTE) of the dental patient and emphasize the clinical features associated with all colors of oral lesions in an interactive format.  The 2017 ADA guidelines for the patient examination will be discussed, including the value of current diagnostic adjuncts. 

This course is being offered in tandem with "Unraveling the Ghosts of Panoramic Radiographs".  View link below for more details.

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Fri, 04/05/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Anita GohelBDS, PhD, FICD

Biomedical Research Tower
(OSU Campus)

Panoramic radiographs provide an image of both jaws and the dentition in a single film. Accurate patient positioning is critical to ensure a diagnostic panoramic image. This course will address the proper steps to obtain a superb panoramic image. Attendees will gain knowledge with case-based interpretation of panoramic radiographs, and commonly seen errors. Attendees will also learn how to systematically read a panoramic radiograph to identify and diagnose any pathological lesions.

This course is being offered in tandem with "Red, White and Blue: What color does your patient have?".  View link below for details.

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Fri, 04/12/2019 - 8:30am to Sat, 04/13/2019 - 4:30pm

Christopher Walinski, DDS

Hands-on: Limited Attendance

The use of hard tissue and soft tissue lasers in dental practice continues to evolve and improve. What began as a simple excisional device has transformed into a technology which can be used in every dental specialty. This informative and interactive experience will take you into the world of laser dentistry beyond gingivectomy and fibroma removal. Presentation topics will include techniques to enhance periodontal surgery, ailing and failing implants and predictable pain relief using various wavelengths.

Successful completion of this course will provide laser certification through the World Clinical Laser Institute.

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Fri, 04/26/2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Douglas Young, DDS, EdD, MBA, MS

OSU Campus

This course will present an overview of caries management by risk assessment, utilizing new tools such as the ADA’s Caries Classification System, silver diamine fluoride (SDF), and glass ionomer cement for managing caries.

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May 2019

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 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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Fri, 05/03/2019 - 8:00am to 11:30am

Donald P. Lewis Jr, DDS, CFE

This seminar gives the attendee take-home, proven internal controls to safeguard their assets. This seminar is designed so attendees can empower themselves with enough knowledge to reduce the risk of becoming a victim. It also provides attendees the needed tools to recognize fraud and embezzlement and provides a step-by-step action plan for prevention and prosecution.

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Fri, 05/10/2019 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Sonya Kalim, DMD, MDS

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 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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Sat, 05/11/2019 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Denise KissellBSDH, EFDA, 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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June 2019

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 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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Sat, 06/15/2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Postle Hall
305 W. 12th Avenue
Room 0005H (Dental Hygiene Pre-Clinic Lab)

Hands-on: Limited Attendance

This course provides an overview of the terminology and characteristics of all teeth in the adult and deciduous dentition. The course is open to all dental professionals, but it is a mandatory prerequisite for acceptance into the EFDA Continuing Education program offered through OSU. The course will include hands-on identification of all important tooth structures (pits, fissures, fossae, cusps, ridges, contours, preparation walls and angles, etc.).  

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Fri, 06/21/2019 (All day)

Details coming soon!

July 2019

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Postle Hall
305 W. 12th Avenue
Room 0005H (Dental Hygiene Pre-Clinic Lab)

Hands-on: Limited Attendance

This course provides an overview of the terminology and characteristics of all teeth in the adult and deciduous dentition. The course is open to all dental professionals, but it is a mandatory prerequisite for acceptance into the EFDA Continuing Education program offered through OSU. The course will include hands-on identification of all important tooth structures (pits, fissures, fossae, cusps, ridges, contours, preparation walls and angles, etc.).  

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August 2019

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 8:00am to Sun, 08/18/2019 - 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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Fri, 08/23/2019 - 8:00am to 5:30pm

Hany EmamBDS, MS
Eileen Kalmar, PhD
John Kalmar, DMD, PhD

Hands-on: Limited Attendance

This course will allow interactive anatomic review utilizing traditional and fresh-like embalmed specimens to optimize application of oral, head and neck anatomy. We will focus on specific case scenarios to correlate relevant anatomy with patient examination and treatment optimization.

Clinical applications will provide practical application for general dentists and specialists in areas such as:

  • Hard and soft tissue examination of the dental patient
  • Diagnosis and management of orofacial compartment infections
  • Nerve injury treatment options
  • Cases will examine specific anatomy for challenging extraction scenarios

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