Dental Professionals

Continuing Dental Education

Live Courses

May 2022

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Matthew Messina, DDS

Communication is the art and science of making yourself heard.  Patients have always had questions, but the Covid era has heightened their search for information.  It is vital that the dentist and their team be able to provide not only accurate, evidence-based information but the proper perspective to digest the facts and choose a course of action. A conversation with a patient is not an intellectual exercise.  It is an opportunity to deliver specific messages to an interested audience. This course will examine the science of communication and the art of understanding.

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June 2022

Wed, 06/01/2022 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Subject Area: Endodontics

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Georgia Nikoloudaki, DDS, MSc

This seminar will review how to acquire a comprehensive history from the patient and methodically and systematically conduct clinical and radiographic tests in order to arrive at an accurate diagnosis. The physiology of pulpal and periradicular pathosis will be detailed, which will aid in interpreting the chief complaint of the patient and the results of the various objective clinical tests. Lastly, we will review pathologies mimicking endodontic pathosis and odontogenic infection and discuss the applications of CBCT imaging in differential and definite diagnosis and its limitations.

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Fri, 06/03/2022 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Subject Area: Restorative Dentistry

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

David P. Brock, DMD, MS

The go-to material of choice for posterior Class II restorations is resin composite. Despite our best efforts, complications with the direct placement of composite happen—sensitivity, marginal overhangs, chipping, and de-bonding just to name a few. Dr. Brock combines over twenty years of clinical experience in private practice with original research by his team at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry to provide practical solutions to these far too common complications.

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Thu, 06/09/2022 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Subject Area: Periodontology

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Jennifer B. Harmon, RDH, MS

Biofilm management is a principal goal of preventive and nonsurgical periodontal therapy.  As part of maintaining optimal oral health, biofilm management requires daily patient self-care in combination with routine professional care for biofilm removal.  Traditional methods of subgingival biofilm management included hand and ultrasonic instrumentation, and supragingival biofilm removal focused on various polishing techniques.  More recent innovations have focused on subgingival air polishing for the removal of biofilm from root surfaces with a glycine-based powder.  As oral health care professionals we must also stay up to date with biofilm removal products that best meet each patient’s needs.

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Tue, 06/14/2022 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Subject Area: Periodontology

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Eraldo L. Batista Jr. DDS, MSc, DSC 

Over the years, knowledge on periodontal microbiology and immunology enabled the identification of bacteria/molecules that could serve as markers of risk of disease activity and periodontal breakdown. These advances, coupled with the constant progress of biotechnology tools now enable clinicians to monitor some of these markers to promote a chairside surveillance of periodontal health and anticipate periodontal breakdown in treated patients.

This course aims at presenting a review of periodontal disease progression concepts and the rationale behind some of the markers and biological fluids used in periodontal diagnostic tests. Additionally, basic principles of the biotechnological tools used to detect and quantify these markers are to be presented, along with their relative advantages, limitations, and potential pitfalls.

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Sat, 06/18/2022 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Denise Kissell, BSDH, EFDA, MPH
Bridget Wright, BSDH, EFDA, MACPR

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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Thu, 06/23/2022 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Hsun-Liang Chan, DDS, MS 

Using the surgical microscope for improving periodontal and implant-related regenerative outcomes is happening.  Increased magnification (10 to 25x) and confocal illumination make possible precise incision, soft tissue reflection and management, complete surface detoxification and detailed suturing.  These delicate procedures can lead to improved wound stability and early revascularization, which may improve regenerative outcomes and reduce postoperative morbidity.  This course will focus on the principles and rationale of using the surgical microscope for periodontal and guided bone regeneration, supplemented by case demonstrations.

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Sat, 06/25/2022 - 12:00am to Sun, 07/03/2022 - 11:59pm

Subject Area: Travel Programs

Join us for this amazing CE travel and learn to the beautiful Tuscany region of central Italy!

12 hours of CE provided by John Kalmar, DMD, PhD
"Live, Laugh and Learn: A Tuscan tour of oral pathology"

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Wed, 06/29/2022 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Subject Area: Pediatric Dentistry

Live Zoom Webinar

  • This session is Part 1 of a 3-part Pediatric Dentistry Webinar Series
  • Register for one or more sessions
    • Discounted price when purchasing all 3 sessions

 

Faculty: Ehsan Azadani, DDS, MS

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the systematic method of oral examination in traumatic dental injuries
  • Identify different types of traumatic injuries to the teeth
  • Identify dental injuries that need emergency care
  • Explain emergency management of dental fractures and periodontal injuries
  • Educate the patient about the long term follow-up for traumatized teeth

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July 2022

Sat, 07/09/2022 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Denise Kissell, BSDH, EFDA, MPH
Bridget Wright, BSDH, EFDA, MACPR

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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Wed, 07/13/2022 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Subject Area: Pediatric Dentistry

Live Zoom Webinar

  • This session is Part 2 of a 3-part Pediatric Dentistry Webinar Series
  • Register for one or more sessions
    • Discounted price when purchasing all 3 sessions

 

Faculty: Ann Griffen, DDS, MS

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the etiologic factors that drive dental caries with a fun look at the modern science
  • Separate “common knowledge” about preventing dental caries from evidence-based, effective methods
  • Be aware of new preventive approaches on the horizon

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Wed, 07/27/2022 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Subject Area: Pediatric Dentistry

Live Zoom Webinar

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

 

Faculty: Homa Amini, DDS, MS, MPH; Stephen Beetstra, DDS, MHSA; Beau Meyer, DDS, MPH

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the characteristics of autism spectrum disorder that may impact receiving oral health care, and identify best practices for providing care to children with ASD
  • Define the dentist’s role and obligations related to treating individuals with intellectual and developmental disability
  • Define the dentist’s role and obligations related to vaccine recommendations, with particular emphasis on HPV vaccination
  • Explain how social determinants of health influence oral health of individuals from vulnerable and disadvantaged populations

Session attendees will be provided with access to an optional online simulation designed to simulate the care experience for priority populations, with the opportunity to earn additional complimentary CE credit.

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August 2022

Sat, 08/13/2022 - 8:00am to Sun, 08/14/2022 - 5:00pm

Subject Area: Dental Hygiene

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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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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Mark Wenzel, DDS

Course Format: Recorded Lecture
CE Credits: 2.0

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

The self-paced course discusses the history of opioid use in medicine and the Ohio guidelines for prescribing opioids. The presentation also reviews OARRS, non-pharmacologic and non-opioid pain treatment options, addiction and substance use disorders, and more!

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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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