Dental Professionals

Continuing Dental Education

June 2018

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Subject Area: Pediatric Dentistry

Daniel Claman, DDS
Ann Griffen, DDS, MS
Erin Gross, DDS, PhD, MS
Kimberly Hammersmith, DDS, MPH, MS
Dennis McTigue, DDS, MS

The Fawcett Center (OSU Campus)

This presentation will focus on the standard of care in pediatric dentistry.  Topics include silver diamine fluoride, dental trauma, odontogenic infections, behavior guidance, and primary tooth pulp therapy.

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July 2018

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 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, 07/20/2018 - 9:00am to Sat, 07/21/2018 - 5:00pm

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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Sat, 07/28/2018 - 8:00am to Sun, 07/29/2018 - 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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August 2018

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 8:00am to Fri, 08/03/2018 - 4:30pm

Postle Hall
305 W. 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Denise KissellBSDHEFDA, MPH

Who should attend:

  • Individuals preparing to take the EFDA certification examination administered by the CODT or CDCA.
  • Current EFDA's who would like the opportunity to practice and refresh their typodont skills in a lab setting.  (Practice teeth can be tailored to your needs.)

Register for one or both days.

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Fri, 08/03/2018 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm

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 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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Fri, 08/24/2018 - 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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Sat, 08/25/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Postle Hall
305 W. 12th Avenue

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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September 2018

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 8:00am to 3:00pm

Rebecca Henderson, BSDH, MS
Hany EmamBDS, MS

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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October 2018

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

Bryant Cornelius, DDS, MBA, MPH
Courtney Jatana, DDS, MS
Gregory Ness, DDS

The Fawcett Center (OSU Campus)

Office emergencies in the dental setting can range from simple syncopal episodes to sudden cardiac arrest. The numbers are staggering. 45% of all dentists report having at least one office emergency each year. With a population of increasing co-morbidity rates, a dentist can expect that one in ten patients will have diabetes, one in three will have prediabetes, one in three patients will have hypertension and one in three patients will be obese. It is, therefore, essential that today’s dentist is able to properly assess medically compromised patients, recognize emergencies when they happen, and have the necessary skills to be able to rescue a patient when an emergency occurs.

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