Dental Professionals

Continuing Dental Education

Live Courses

March 2021

Tue, 03/16/2021 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Van Haywood, DMD

While the typical bleaching tray fabrication is well described, sometimes there are situations for which either different tray fabrication options or different impression techniques may serve the patient and the practice better. In this pandemic when typical alginate impressions may not be desirable on some patients, thermoplastic trays may be indicated for children, orthodontic patients, high caries patients, while splints may need a different approach as well.

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Fri, 03/19/2021 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Jeffrey Okeson, DMD

Temporomandibular disorders have many concepts associated with them, some of which are supported by sound data and some of which are not. This complexity arises from the many problems that can be arise with masticatory function. In order to effectively manage and treat TMD, the clinician must be able to recognize these disorders from other orofacial pain disorders. Highlighting facts and fantasies related to the etiology of TMD, as well as discussing the diagnostic challenges thereof, will be the focus of this presentation.

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Wed, 03/24/2021 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Mai-Ly Duong, DMD, MPH

According to the US Census Bureau, approximately 1 out of 5 Americans have a disability. Providing oral health care to individuals with disabilities may require modifications to the types of treatment rendered and the way it is delivered. This course is targeted toward dental health providers looking to increase their ability to deliver dental care to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (ID/DD), acquired disabilities, and other special healthcare needs.  

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April 2021

Sat, 04/10/2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Richard Donatelli, DMD, MS

This course will describe and illustrate different ways orthodontic treatment can facilitate and work in conjunction with other dental specialties resulting in a more desirable treatment.

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Thu, 04/15/2021 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Live Zoom Webinar

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

 

Faculty: Mark Wenzel, DDS

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to develop a user-friendly health history
  • Learn to identify medications that indicate possible modifications in treatment
  • Recognize medical conditions that require accommodation

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Fri, 04/16/2021 - 9:00am to Mon, 04/19/2021 - 4:00pm

Rebecca Henderson, BSDH, MS
Denise Kissell, BSDH, EFDA, MPH

Limited Attendance

Friday, April 16, 2021: Live Webinar 9:00am-12:30pm
Monday, April 19, 2021: In-person pre-clinical lab 12:30-4:00pm

Designed for dental hygienists wishing to update their skills and knowledge.

 

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Fri, 04/16/2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Don Tyndall, DDS, MSPH, PhD, FICD

With the adoption of cone beam CT technology, the dental practitioner is required to manage significantly more anatomical information and potentially more knowledge of maxillofacial pathoses than with 2D imaging. A more comprehensive understanding of how to recognize pathoses in CBCT volumes is required to recognize and describe abnormalities. A very significant part of this task is to be able to find and differentiate benign from malignant lesions. This course is designed to prepare the dental practitioner to systematically review a CBCT volume, recognize and categorize signs of abnormalities and how to tell the difference between benign and malignant lesions. 

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Wed, 04/21/2021 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Gregory Schuster, DDS
Robert Yasso, DMD

This course will summarize the physical properties and clinical experiences available to dental practitioners using a 9300nm CO2 laser.

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Thu, 04/29/2021 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Live Zoom Webinar

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

 

Faculty: Mark Wenzel, DDS

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify when it is appropriate to use antibiotics
  • Identify caution flags when using antiplatlet/anticoagulant medications
  • Understand maximum dosages of anesthetics and vasoconstrictors, and when to avoid vasoconstrictors

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May 2021

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Shankar Iyer, DDS

This presentation will review some evidence-based treatment options for restoring a missing anterior tooth. While there are 3 common options, it is sometimes challenging to pick one option over the other. A matrix will be illustrated to help the clinician come up with restorative solutions in the esthetic zone.

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Thu, 05/13/2021 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Live Zoom Webinar

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

 

Faculty: Mark Wenzel, DDS

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

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to manage pain without opiates
  • Understand when it is appropriate to use opiates
  • Understand the disease model of addiction

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Thu, 05/20/2021 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Joan M. Davis, PhD

The use of cannabis and cannabis-based products continue to rise in the United States and Canada. Unfortunately, research is often conflicting or unclear as to the benefits or harm of cannabis to the body or oral tissue. This lecture will provide a succinct overview of the forms of cannabis, how it is used and the health implications for the practicing dentist.

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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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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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