Dental Professionals

Continuing Dental Education

Live Courses

December 2021

Sun, 12/05/2021 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Poonam Jain, BDS, MS, MPH

The critical role of scientific evidence-based dietary and nutritional counseling for patients across the entire life span - starting with the pregnant mother and moving through infancy, early childhood, elementary and middle school years, adolescence, adulthood, and finally geriatric years - will be discussed.  Well-balanced nutrition is critical in the prevention of most chronic diseases as well as in wound healing. The dental team, consisting of the dentist, dental hygienist, dental assistant, and including the front desk staff must all fully understand the critical role of diet and nutrition in oral and systemic health and engage in the process of dietary and nutritional counseling for all patients. It is imperative that scientific evidence be considered and widespread myths about nutrition and their effects be clearly understood by dental professionals.

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Thu, 12/09/2021 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Live Zoom Webinar

  • This session is Part 3 of a 3-part webinar series
  • Register for one or more sessions
    • Discounted price when purchasing all 3 sessions

Faculty: Beth Chartier, BA, MPH

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is one of the most misunderstood mental illnesses. According to the International OCD Foundation, OCD is a mental health disorder that occurs when the sufferer gets caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions that consume an extreme amount of time and interferes with the sufferers’ daily activities. This course aims to help dental professionals understand this mental disorder and recognize how OCD can affect the patient’s oral health. While there are several manifestations of OCD, this course will primarily address the possible compulsions as a result of contamination OCD. 

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Thu, 12/09/2021 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Nathaniel Lawson, DMD, PhD
Augusto Robles, DDS, MS, DMD

Not every patient who has discolorations on their front teeth needs to have veneers. Minimally invasive treatments, such as microabrasion, resin infiltration, or just bleaching may allow patients to achieve an esthetically-pleasing esthetic outcome without the tooth removal and maintenance required with veneers. And many patients have small discolorations for which they desire esthetic improvement but do not wish to undergo veneers. Treating these lesions can be relatively easy with these minimally invasive treatments. Therefore, the aim of this course is to help the clinician determine which treatment is suited for different types of lesions, to make the clinician familiar with the different products available, and to show the clinician the tips and pitfalls of each procedure.

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Tue, 12/14/2021 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Live Zoom Webinar (ACDE Webinar Series)

Scott Peters, DDS

This course serves as a review of the clinical and microscopic features of oral premalignant lesions and oral squamous cell carcinoma. The diagnosis and management of commonly encountered premalignant conditions of the oral cavity, such as leukoplakia and erythroplakia, will be discussed. In addition, this course will include a review of the varied clinical manifestations of oral squamous cell carcinoma. The role of soft tissue biopsy and biopsy techniques will also be covered.

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Wed, 12/15/2021 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Subject Area: Dental Hygiene

Rebecca Henderson, BSDH, MS
Denise Kissell, BSDH, EFDA, MPH

Limited Attendance - Hands-on

 

Designed for dental hygienists wishing to update their skills and knowledge.

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Thu, 12/16/2021 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Live Zoom Webinar

Mark Wenzel, DDS

This live webinar will discuss 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!

This course satisfies the 2-hour Ohio State Dental Board biennial CE requirement for mandatory opioid prescribing education

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January 2022

Sat, 01/29/2022 - 8:00am to 3:00pm

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

Hands-on: Limited Attendance

 

Meets OSDB CE requirement for Dental Hygienists to become eligible to administer nitrous oxide sedation, and for Dental Assistants to monitor nitrous oxide sedation. The course is also appropriate for dentists looking to incorporate the use of nitrous oxide sedation in their practice or as a refresher.

 

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February 2022

Sat, 02/19/2022 - 8:00am to Sun, 02/20/2022 - 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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March 2022

Fri, 03/04/2022 - 8:00am to Sat, 03/05/2022 - 12:00pm

The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center
OSU Campus

Maximize your role in improving the overall health of your patients as well as treating medically complex patients in this unique continuing education event.  Taught by physicians and faculty from OSU's Wexner Medical Center, this course will focus on a variety of topics relevant to today's health professional.

 

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April 2022

Fri, 04/22/2022 - 12:00am to 11:59pm

The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Hotel and Conference Center
OSU Campus

Historically this annual event has been held in the fall, we are looking forward to a move to the spring!

This symposium will present a variety of oral and maxillofacial conditions encompassing both soft tissue and bony lesions that are encountered in general and specialty dental practices.  Participation in this course is an excellent way to improve both diagnostic skills and patient management strategies of many oral diseases.

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June 2022

Sat, 06/25/2022 - 12:00am to Sun, 07/03/2022 - 11:59pm

Subject Area: Travel Programs

Join us for this amazing CE travel and learn to the beautiful Tuscany region of central Italy!

12 hours of CE provided by John Kalmar, DMD, PhD
"Live, Laugh and Learn: A Tuscan tour of oral pathology"

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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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