Dental Professionals

Continuing Dental Education

July 2018

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

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 8:00am to Fri, 08/03/2018 - 4:30pm

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

Denise KissellBSDHEFDA, MPH

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, 08/03/2018 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Connie Kuntupis, BSDH, MS

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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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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September 2018

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 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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October 2018

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

Bryant Cornelius, DDS, MBA, MPH
Courtney Jatana, DDS, MS
Gregory Ness, DDS

The Fawcett Center (OSU Campus)

Office emergencies in the dental setting can range from simple syncopal episodes to sudden cardiac arrest. The numbers are staggering. 45% of all dentists report having at least one office emergency each year. With a population of increasing co-morbidity rates, a dentist can expect that one in ten patients will have diabetes, one in three will have prediabetes, one in three patients will have hypertension and one in three patients will be obese. It is, therefore, essential that today’s dentist is able to properly assess medically compromised patients, recognize emergencies when they happen, and have the necessary skills to be able to rescue a patient when an emergency occurs.

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Fri, 10/05/2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Tim Shaughnessy, DDS, MS

Postle Hall (Wade Conference Room)

There are 3 ways to treat a Class II skeletal discrepancy: growth modification, surgery, or orthodontic camouflage. A growing patient is an obvious requirement for growth modification. Surgery may be ideally required for patients with large skeletal discrepancies. But how do we treat patients who decline surgery or present with inadequate growth for complete correction of moderate skeletal discrepancies? Dr. Shaughnessy will discuss orthodontic camouflage as a viable option. The teeth are moved to a position of best fit, despite the skeletal discrepancy.

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Fri, 10/19/2018 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Anita GohelBDS, PhD
Sonya KalimDMD

Biomedical Research Tower (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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Fri, 10/26/2018 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

John Lindroth, DDS
Patrick Sammon, PhD
Kumar Subramanian, DDS, MSD

Fawcett Center (OSU Campus)

Substance abuse disorders affect over 20 million Americans. The illegal use of painkillers and heroin is rampant and responsible for thousands of overdoses.

Discover how these new drug trends threaten the health and safety of our youth and impact oral health. Dental teams can play a major role in drug misuse and abuse identification, prevention and intervention. Learn how to increase your skills and abilities to recognize drug abusing patients, refer them for help, and treat recovering patients in your practice.

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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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