Dental Professionals

Continuing Dental Education

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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Sat, 04/29/2017 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Subject Area: Dental Assisting

Denise Kissell, BSDH, 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.

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May 2017

Wed, 05/03/2017 (All day) to Thu, 05/04/2017 (All day)

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

Denise Kissell, BSDH, EFDA, 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, 05/05/2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

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.

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Fri, 05/05/2017 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm

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, 05/12/2017 - 8:30am to 12:30pm

Anita Gohel, BDS, PhD, FICD

Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute
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.

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Sat, 05/20/2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Brian Partido, RDH, MS

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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June 2017

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 8:00am to 3:00pm

Becky Henderson, RDH, MS
Hany Emam, BDS, 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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Sat, 06/17/2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

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

This course is a prerequisite for application to the EFDA continuing education course at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry.

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, 06/23/2017 - 9:00am to Sat, 06/24/2017 - 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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July 2017

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

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

This course is a prerequisite for application to the EFDA continuing education course at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry.

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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Sat, 07/29/2017 - 8:00am to Sun, 07/30/2017 - 5:00pm

Hany Emam, BDS, 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 2017

Fri, 08/25/2017 (All day) to Sat, 08/26/2017 (All day)

Hany Emam, BDS, MS
Eileen Kalmar, PhD
John Kalmar, DMD, PhD

Hands-on: Limited Attendance

Interactive two-day hands-on prosection and dissection course.
(Single-day registration option available)

Clinical applications will provide practical application for practitioners in areas such as:

  • Hard and soft tissue examination of the dental patient
  • Anatomic guidance for local anesthesia injections
  • Principles of intraoral flap design
  • Diagnosis and management of orofacial space infections
  • Implant site evaluation and preparation

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October 2017

Tue, 10/03/2017 (All day) to Sun, 10/08/2017 (All day)

Subject Area: Travel Programs

Join us on a hunt for the northern lights and all of the adventure Iceland has to offer!

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