Dental Professionals

Continuing Dental Education

April 2018

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Karen Baker, BS, MS

The Fawcett Center (OSU Campus)
2400 Olentangy River Rd.

The range of drug therapy options available to dental practitioners has greatly expanded over the past ten years. This expansion has opened the door to unprecedented therapeutic successes as well as disastrous drug misadventures. This course will update the dental team on recent developments in dental pharmacotherapy while providing strategies for prescribing to ensure therapeutic success.

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May 2018

Wed, 05/02/2018 (All day) to Thu, 05/03/2018 (All day)

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

Denise KissellBSDHEFDA, MPH

One-Day and Two-Day registration option available

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, 05/04/2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Denise KissellBSDHEFDA, MPH

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.

Pursuant to House Bill 463, this course satisfies the OSDB 4-hour CE requirement for dental hygienists, CDAs, and EFDAs to practice when the dentist is not physically present.  (Additional requirements include CPR certification and one year/1,500 hours of experience for DH, and two years/3,000 hours for CDA.) See House Bill 463 for additional details.

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Fri, 05/11/2018 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Sonya Kalim, DMD, MDS

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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Sat, 05/12/2018 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Denise KissellBSDH, MS, EFDA

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 (OSDB).

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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Fri, 05/18/2018 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Damian Lee, DDS, MS
Burak Yilmaz, DDS, Phd

Postle Hall
Boucher Room (3089B) / Lab

Hands-On: Limited Attendance

Increase your comfort and confidence in providing removable implant prosthodontic care for your patients.  Treatment planning factors, including case selection and step-by-step restorative procedures, will be discussed.  The hands-on experience will provide the opportunity to learn and practice using various procedures, attachments systems and impression techniques related to implant-retained overdentures.

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June 2018

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Rafat Amer, BDS, MS

Postle Hall (Room 3089B)
305 W. 12th Avenue

Hands-On: Limited Attendance (DDS and EFDA)

Through a series of short lectures, videos and hands-on exercises this course aims to demystify and simplify the concept of “Smile Design” for the busy practitioner using an easy to follow protocol.  Participants will then learn the steps needed to create naturally looking anterior restorations by restoring an anterior diastema.

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Fri, 06/01/2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Sarah Conroy, DDS

Postle Hall (Room 3089B)
305 W. 12th Avenue

Hands-On: Limited Attendance (DDS and EFDA)

Composite resin as a direct restorative solution for anterior and posterior restorations continues to grow in the industry. With new technologies entering the market that address bulk filling techniques and self-etching alternatives, it is easy to get confused. What materials will you advocate for use in your practice? What has the literature been revealing on materials currently used? Should practitioners change their current techniques?  This course will help to make sense of the products and techniques available in today’s marketplace and will focus on materials and their applications.

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Sat, 06/02/2018 - 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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Sat, 06/09/2018 - 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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Fri, 06/22/2018 (All day)

This presentation will focus on the standard of care in pediatric dentistry.  Topics will 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

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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