Dental Professionals

Continuing Dental Education

These courses have been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Live Courses

October 2020

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Subject Area: Orthodontics

Live Webinar

Won Moon, DMD, DDS

Maxillary Expansion has been one of many controversial topics in orthodontics for decades. Its efficacy in mature patients, stability, ability to improve upper airway and sleep apnea, etc. have been debated. The Midfacial Skeletal Expander (MSE) has evolved since 2004, and its application has been steadily growing globally. With a proliferation of MSE related publications by multiple authors in these areas of controversy, there is clear evidence to support its impact. The dental and skeletal effects of maxillary expansion using MSE will be illustrated, based on research data. Clinical cases involving non-surgical midfacial expansion in both adolescent and adult patients will be examined in detail, focusing on the above controversies. Furthermore, the airflow improvements will be illustrated by the dynamic airflow measurements directly from the patients and also by the computational fluid dynamics model simulations. The airway obstruction and the Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) are related but the true impact of maxillary expansion for OSAS has not been clearly defined. The latest findings regarding the impact of MSE from the UCLA research team will be presented.

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Fri, 10/23/2020 (All day)

Live Webinar

Purnima Kumar, BDS, MS, PhD
Matthew Messina, DDS
 

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On-Demand

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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Subject Area: Restorative Dentistry

Burak Yilmaz, DDS, PhD

Course Format: Recorded Lecture
CE Credits: 1.0

The incorporation of digital technologies into implant treatment of partial and completely edentulous patients is becoming the norm. Dr. Yilmaz will present multiple areas through the planning and restorative phases of implant therapy in which digital technologies may add in the patient’s treatment. The presentation aims to discuss the challenges and debated issues related to the use of digital implant dentistry in today’s practice. 

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