Dental Professionals

Continuing Dental Education

Live Courses

September 2021

Sun, 09/26/2021 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Subject Area: Periodontology

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Deborah Foyle, DDS, MS, MSc

In 2017, the American Academy of Periodontology held a joint symposium with the European Federation of Periodontology to review the status of periodontal classification which is necessary to properly diagnose and treat patients. This workshop was attended by world leaders in clinical periodontics and in periodontal research. This updated classification system was released in the summer of 2018. This course will review the classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions, taking into account the etiology, pathogenesis, and natural history of these diseases and conditions. 

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Thu, 09/30/2021 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Margherita Fontana, DDS, PhD

Prevention and management of dental caries should be guided by the best evidence available. The objective of this presentation is to provide an overview of the most recent ADA clinical practice guidelines, derived from a systematic review of the literature, for the non-restorative management of non-cavitated and cavitated caries lesions in primary and permanent teeth. This will include a discussion of strategies such as SDF, sealants, fluoride varnish, resin infiltration, and chlorhexidine varnish, among others.

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October 2021

Tue, 10/05/2021 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Benjamin Chaffee, DDS, MPH, PhD

The products and patterns of tobacco use are changing rapidly. The dental team is likely to encounter patients who use or have questions about alternative tobacco products, like electronic cigarettes (vaping) and cannabis. Dental professionals must understand the health implications of non-cigarette products to provide proper treatment and counseling. Brief, simple, and effective strategies can increase patients' motivation to quit and achieve a tobacco-free future. 

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Sat, 10/16/2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Wendy AuClair Clark, DDS, MS

The technology behind digitally fabricated dentures is advancing quickly. Incorporating digital dentures into practice is a great way to expedite the complete denture process for clinicians and patients and to make them more enjoyable for everyone. This overview will briefly discuss the current state of digital dentures, including software options, milling and printing, and easy-to-incorporate workflows - with or without an in-office scanner.

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Wed, 10/20/2021 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Subject Area: Endodontics, Radiography

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Tenzin Dadul, MDS, BDS, MS

Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a new technology that provides important diagnostic information for endodontic treatment. This course will describe the use of small field of view (FOV) CBCT in endodontic diagnosis and management of cases. Radiographic features of 2D, 3D, and 4D imaging will be discussed. A variety of cases will be profiled to illustrate the impact of CBCT on diagnosis of resorption, fractures, periapical lesions, and tooth anatomy. Evidenced-based literature findings will also be used to support treatment decisions with the use of CBCT.

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Fri, 10/22/2021 - 11:30am to 3:00pm

Live Zoom Webinar

  • This session is part 1 of a 2-part series
  • Register for one or both sessions
    • Discounted price when purchasing both sessions

 

Speaker: Karen Baker, MS

Learning Objectives:

  • describe valid medical uses for the top twenty systemic herbal medications
  • recognize the dental impact of common systemic herbal medications and dietary supplements
  • select specific herbal oral health products with reasonable claims and safe ingredients
  • discuss the effectiveness of herbal therapies and dietary supplements on gingivitis and periodontitis

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Sat, 10/23/2021 - 8:00am to 3:00pm

Hands-on: Limited Attendance

Location: OSU College of Dentistry

Rebecca Henderson, BSDH, MS
Bryant Cornelius, DDS, MBA, MPH

Successful completion of this course satisfies the Ohio State Dental Board (OSDB) 6-hour CE requirement for dental hygienists to administer nitrous oxide sedation.

 

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Sat, 10/23/2021 - 8:00am to 12:30pm

Live Webinar
+ 1.5 hours of self-paced content (including OSDB required exam)

Bryant Cornelius, DDS, MBA, MPH
Rebecca Henderson, BSDH, MS

Successful completion of this course satisfies the Ohio State Dental Board (OSDB) 6-hour CE requirement for monitoring of nitrous oxide sedation.
 

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Fri, 10/29/2021 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

A. Omar Abubaker, DMD, PhD

This course focuses on evidence-based best practices for use of opioids in pain management in the dental office. The course will review the epidemiology, the patterns, and the trends of the opioid epidemic and Substance Use Disorders (SUD) in the US; will discuss the social, financial, and human cost of the opioid epidemic and SUD in the US; and will examine the role of dental professionals and healthcare providers in the current US opioid epidemic. Finally, the program will discuss risk factors for the development of SUD and other common drugs that are abused. It will also provide strategies to approach these patients, discuss the risk factors of the use of opioid analgesics in the development of SUD in adults and adolescence, and provide resources for family members.

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November 2021

Fri, 11/05/2021 - 11:30am to 3:00pm

Live Zoom Webinar

  • This session is part 2 of a 2-part series
  • Register for one or both sessions
    • Discounted price when purchasing both sessions

 

Speaker: Karen Baker, MS

Learning Objectives:

  • recommend a mouthrinse based on patient factors such as xerostomia and caries risk
  • select a dentifrice for a specific patient based on caries risk, gingivitis or calculus reduction, sensitivity reduction, abrasiveness, cleaning ability, staining and safety with chronic use
  • choose the most effective mechanical and chemical treatments for halitosis
  • select an “alternative” homecare product line based on effective ingredients and reasonable  manufacturer claims

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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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