Dental Professionals

Continuing Dental Education

Live Courses

August 2021

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Tobie Jones, DMD

The huge boom in alternative medicine and a waning trust in the healthcare system coupled with information only a quick search away has led to a growing and diverse variety of unconventional approaches to healthcare. The field of dentistry is not immune from this movement – our patients are exposed to a variety of alternatives to conventional care, self-care, and even conspiracy theories in regards to their oral health.  Exactly what is the information that our patients being are exposed to? What are the current trends in alternative dentistry?  Where did some of these unique ideas originate?  And, most importantly, what does the literature say (or not say) about them? In this course, you will get the answers to these questions (and more). You will learn how to effectively communicate with your patients in regards to alternative dental care and provide them with evidence-based advice, while at the same time respecting their autonomy and personal choices.

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Fri, 08/13/2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Sarah Grafton, DMD

Cannabis consumption is at an all-time high in the United States. Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. Legalization in several states, and pending legislation in many others, has amplified the need for medical providers to understand how the drug not only affects a patient’s physical health but their psychological well-being as well. 

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Wed, 08/18/2021 - 8:00pm to Thu, 08/19/2021 - 8:59pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Les Kalman, DDS

Digital dentistry has technologically exploded in the last few years. Increased efficiency, novel technologies, new materials, and systematic workflows have significantly increased the applicability of digital dentistry. But are considerations with accuracy, cost, and skill acquisition limiting? What questions should clinicians and educators ask prior to jumping on the digital revolution? This presentation will review the fundamentals of digital dentistry and describe workflows, new technologies, and clinical applications so that an informed decision can be made regarding the implementation of digital dentistry.

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Fri, 08/20/2021 - 8:00am to 12:30pm

Denise KissellBSDHEFDA, MPH

This lecture/hands-on course satisfies the 7 hour CE requirement for CDAs seeking Coronal Polishing Certification from the Ohio State Dental Board (OSDB).

The format for this course includes a webinar and self-study material to be completed prior to attending the in-person clinical session on August 20.

Following the course, participants may apply for a Coronal Polishing Certificate from the OSDB.  (You may not perform this function until you have received your certificate from the board.)

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Wed, 08/25/2021 - 12:00am to Wed, 09/22/2021 - 11:59pm

Live Webinar Series
Limited Attendance (Interactive)

  • Three-part webinar series
  • Class size is limited to facilitate dialogue and discussion in a virtual environment
  • Participants will be able (and encouraged) to share their device's camera and microphones to interact

 

Faculty: Sonya Kalim, DMD, MDS

 

CBCT Basics
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
6:30 - 8:30 pm EST

CBCT Anatomy and Incidental Findings
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
6:30 - 8:30 pm EST

Common Abnormal Findings and Pathology
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
6:30 - 8:30 pm EST

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Thu, 08/26/2021 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Live Webinar

Mark Wenzel, DDS

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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Sat, 08/28/2021 - 8:00am to Mon, 08/30/2021 - 4:59pm

Subject Area: Dental Hygiene

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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Sat, 08/28/2021 - 11:00am to Sun, 08/29/2021 - 12:59pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Firoozeh Samim, DMD, MSc

This course will cover practical clinical oral pathology with an emphasis on both normal and abnormal conditions commonly seen in the dental practice, including systematic examination and interpretations as well as diagnosis, management, and the use of screening tools and biopsies, by reviewing cases.

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September 2021

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 9:00am to Sat, 09/11/2021 - 4:59pm

Chris Walinski DDS

The Fawcett Center (OSU Campus)

Hands-On: Limited Attendance (In-person)

This course will focus on diode laser technology, including Laser Physics, Laser Safety and Laser/Tissue Interaction for all laser wavelengths. Through hands-on exercises, participants will demonstrate a competency in using diode lasers to desensitize teeth, provide tissue retraction for impressions, perform simple excisional procedures and as an adjunct to conventional scaling and root planing.

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Tue, 09/14/2021 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Maryam Tabrizi, RDH, DMD, MPH

This course is designed to examine the impact of common chronic conditions on oral health in older adults. We will discuss relevant chronic diseases, including how poor nutritional intake relates to oral health in medically vulnerable elderly patients. The course will also evaluate the impact of the Age-Friendly Age System innovation on geriatric oral health and what the future of oral health in the elderly may hold.

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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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