Dental Professionals

Continuing Dental Education

October 2018

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

John Lindroth, DDS
Rick Massatti, PhD, MSW, MPH
Patrick Sammon, PhD
Kumar Subramanian, DDS, MSD

Fawcett Center (OSU Campus)

This course features expert speakers on the topics of addiction, pain management, Ohio prescribing guidelines, and resources for addiction treatment.

  • Learn tips to recognize drug abusing patients
  • Learn current street drugs and how they present clinically
  • Understand drug screening techniques to help identify drug misuse
  • Learn options to refer these patients for appropriate help
  • Understand how to safely treat acute dental pain
  • Understand how to use OARRS for better patient care

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Sat, 10/27/2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

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

Postle Hall

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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Sat, 10/27/2018 - 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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November 2018

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Chris Walinski 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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Fri, 11/02/2018 - 1:00pm to Sat, 11/03/2018 - 10:00am

Jason Bryant, MD
Kim Hammersmith, DDS, MPH, MS
Stephen Wilson, DMD, MA, PhD

Join us for this inaugural event featuring world-class speakers and the opportunity to network with fellow pediatric dentistry specialists.

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Fri, 11/09/2018 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

Douglas Damm, DDS
Anita GohelBDS, PhD
Christine Harrington, DDS, MS

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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Sat, 11/17/2018 (All day)

Enjoy a 3-hour CE course and watch the televised broadcast of the OSU v. Maryland game with your fellow alumni and friends.

To register, contact Alumni Affairs at or 614-292-1891

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December 2018

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Brian Partido, BSDH, MS

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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Fri, 12/07/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Rafat Amer, BDS, MS

Postle Hall (Boucher Room - 3089B)

Hands-on: Limited Attendance

Designed for Dentists and EFDAs, 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.

Enroll for the full-day or half-day.

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Sat, 12/08/2018 - 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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Sat, 12/08/2018 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Denise Kissell, BSDH, EFDA, MPH

This course includes four hours of self-paced coursework to be completed prior to the December 8th classroom session.

In the State of Ohio, dental hygienists are 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).

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Fri, 12/14/2018 - 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 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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January 2019

Sat, 01/26/2019 - 8:00am to Sun, 01/27/2019 - 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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February 2019

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 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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