Dental Professionals

Continuing Dental Education

September 2017

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Subject Area: Dental Assisting

Denise KissellBSDHEFDA, MPH

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.

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October 2017

Tue, 10/03/2017 (All day) to Sun, 10/08/2017 (All day)

Subject Area: Travel Programs

Join us on a hunt for the northern lights and all of the adventure Iceland has to offer!

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Fri, 10/06/2017 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

Kumar Subramanian, DDS, MSD
Hannah Hays, MD
Erin McKnight, MD, MPH
Anthony Young, PhD

The Ohio Union

This year’s event will feature a diverse group of expert speakers discussing important issues related to dental practices and prescription drug abuse.  Topics include street drugs, screening techniques, pharmacology of pain medications, pain management and the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS).

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Fri, 10/20/2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Rafat Amer, BDS, MS

Postle Hall
Boucher Room (3089B)

Hands-On: Limited Attendance

This advanced course in anterior composites will introduce participants to the theory and practical implementation of successful anterior restorations.  Through a series of lectures, videos and hands-on exercises, participants will learn step-by-step protocols for creating beautiful, natural-looking direct composite restorations.

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Fri, 10/20/2017 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Anita Gohel, BDS, PhD
Sonya Kalim, DMD

The Blackwell Inn (OSU Campus)

Hands-on: Limited Attendance

Cone beam CT has transformed the practice of dentistry. This course will address recent advances in CBCT imaging and how to incorporate these into the dental practice for optimal patient care. The technology as well as the practical uses of CBCT for improving diagnosis and treatment planning in various fields of dentistry will also be discussed. Participants will be able to get a better understanding of CBCT anatomy and anatomical variations. Image interpretation, writing CBCT reports, as well as medical legal issues will also be addressed. Participants will gain hands-on experience using CBCT software while being guided through proper CBCT interpretation using clinical cases.  (All participants are required to bring a laptop computer – see requirements on website.)

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Sat, 10/21/2017 - 8:00am to 3:00pm

Rebecca Henderson, BSDH, MS
Hany Emam, BDS, 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, 10/27/2017 (All day)

Subject Area: Orthodontics

Laura Iwasaki, DDS, MS, PhD
Jeffrey Nickel, DMD, MS, PhD

Biomedical Research Tower (OSU Campus)

Attendees of this lecture will be able to:

  • Recognize how linking mechanics and biology can improve predictions about the speed of orthodontic tooth movement
  • Define component factors that contribute to the speed of tooth movement in humans
  • Recognize how linking mechanics and biology may improve predictions about who will develop temporomandibular disorders
  • Define component factors that contribute to mechanobehavioral scores and how these are measured for personalized TMJ assessment
  • Distinguish differences between sub-groups of people with and without temporomandibular disorders

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Fri, 10/27/2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Chris Waliski DDS

The Fawcett Center (OSU Campus)

Hands-On: Limited Attendance

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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November 2017

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Tanya Gure, MD
Patrick M. Lloyd, DDS, MS
Joyce Palik, DDS, MS
Michael Strayer, DDS, MS

Biomedical Research Tower (OSU Campus)

This program will address the complex and unique challenges a general practitioner will face when treating the burgeoning Baby Boom population (Geriatric and Special Needs patients). By 2030, more than one-fifth of Americans will be over the age of 65. Dentists, hygienists, and assistants who treat these populations will gain valuable knowledge and insight into the complex world of the “new” Geriatric & Special Needs patient in your general practice.

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Fri, 11/17/2017 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

Anita Gohel, BDS, PhD
John Kalmar, DMD, PhD
Susan Mallery, DDS, MS, PhD
Ted Teknos, MD

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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December 2017

Fri, 12/01/2017 (All day)

Subject Area: Dental Hygiene

Michele Carr, RDH, MA
Rebecca Henderson, BSDH, MS
Catherine Flaitz, DDS, MS

The Fawcett Center (OSU Campus)

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Sat, 12/02/2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Denise Kissell, BSDH, MPH, EFDA

Postle Hall
305 W. 12th Avenue

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.

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Sat, 12/02/2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Subject Area: Dental Hygiene

Michele Carr, RDH, MA

Postle Hall
305 W. 12th Avenue

In the State of Ohio, dental hygienists are now able to practice under certain conditions (e.g., in nursing homes, head start programs) without the dentist present. Dentists and dental hygienists must apply for an OHASP permit and numerous requirements must be met for this to happen. This course will review all of the requirements necessary to obtain an OHASP permit and update the participants on the populations that can be treated as well as record keeping and infection control updates.

This program meets the requirements for dental hygienists and dentists to work collaboratively to treat persons in public health facilities under the Oral Health Access Supervision Program (OHASP).

This course includes four hours of self-paced coursework to be completed prior to the December 2nd classroom session.

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Fri, 12/08/2017 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Damian Lee, DDS, MS
Burak Yilmaz, DDS, PhD

Postle Hall
Boucher Room (3089B) / Lab

Hands-On: Limited Attendance

Dental implant therapy is becoming very predictable and successful in both surgical and restorative aspects.  Becoming competent in the phases of diagnosis, treatment planning and restoring dental implants is a must for all practitioners.
Designed for new dentists, or as a review for experienced practitioners, this course is presented at an introductory level to increase comfort and confidence in providing implant care to patients.

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Fri, 12/15/2017 (All day)

The Ohio Union

Join us for this fast-paced last chance CE opportunity. The course features a series of 60 minute sessions covering a variety of topics relevant to your daily practice.

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Fri, 12/15/2017 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Anita Gohel, BDS, PhD

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 CCD, CMOS, 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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January 2018

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 8:00am to Sun, 01/28/2018 - 5:00pm

Subject Area: Dental Hygiene

Hany Emam, BDS, 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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